Japan offers cutting-edge ICT for 2022 World Cup


Japan is offering Qatar cutting-edge ICT (Information & Communication technology) in the field of security and environment to help in the preparation of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

This was announced during the second session of Japan Electronic Technology Forum for Sustainable Development in Doha today.

The forum was organised by Japanese Ministry of Economy and Industry in cooperation with Qatar Chamber (QC).

QC Vice-Chairman Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Towar al Kuwari, Director at Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Masafumi Ohki, Ambassador of Japan to Qatar HE Shingo Tsuda attended the forum.

The forum gathered a number of well-known Japanese companies in the field of ICT, including Fujitsu, Horiba, JRC, Toshiba, Nagase and NEC. The Japanese firms showcased a number of new products, including environment data management software from Fuiitus, air quality monitoring system from Horiba, disaster risk reduction system from JRC and LED street lighting system from Toshiba.

Addressing the forum, Kuwari said Qatar and Japan have a long history of strong economic relations, and are working hard to upgrade the level of cooperation in the field of education, health, sport, science and technology.

“Relations between the two countries are strategic as Japan is Qatar’s number one trade partner with trade volume of $40 billion. Qatar is the largest LNG and crude oil supplier to Japan,” Kuwari said

He stated that both countries are hosting two big international sporting events; 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar .

Kuwari added that these two events will be a big motivating factor to both nations to closely cooperate with each other in order to ensure their success as host countries.

Tsuda said Japanese companies have been contributing to the sustainable growth of Qatar through its participation in infrastructure projects, including Doha Metro project and Integrated Water and Power Projects (IWPP).

Ohki said the forum aims to introduce a new cutting edge technology that will focus on the environment, safety and security aspects which can help Qatar to achieve its national vision for 2030.

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