Japanese prime minister says gov’t investment in digital transformation will include Metaverse, NFTs

According to Fumio Kishida, the government of Japan’s investment in digital transformation included issuing NFTs to local authorities using digital solutions. Fumio Kishida, the prime minister of Japan since 2021, has said the government will be making efforts to promote Web3 services, including those dealing with nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, and the Metaverse.

In an Oct. 3 speech before Japan’s National Diet, Kishida said the government’s investment in the country’s digital transformation already included issuing NFTs to local authorities using digital technology to solve challenges in their respective jurisdictions. He also hinted at digitizing national identity cards. In addition, the prime minister said the cabinet would “promote efforts to expand the use of Web 3.0 services that utilize the metaverse and NFTs.”https://cointelegraph.com/news/japanese-prime-minister-says-gov-t-investment-in-digital-transformation-will-include-metaverse-nfts

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