2022: Japan and EU Conclude First Ever IT Union
On May 12, 2022, a digital partnership was announced at a bilateral summit of the [[|EU]] and Japan. The European Council and Japanese leaders reaffirmed their "close and comprehensive" partnership and issued a joint statement ahead of the EU-Japan 2022 summit. The tenth item of the joint statement announced the beginning of a digital partnership between the EU and Japan. The partnership will aim to promote cooperation on a range of digital issues to stimulate economic growth and "build a sustainable society through inclusive, sustainable, people-centred digital transformation based on shared values." More details here.