Kazuo Yano



  • Human Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Central Research Laboratory

Publication List

  1. K. Yano, Invisible Hand of Data, Soshisha, July, 2014
  2. K. Yano, The Science of Human Interaction and Teaching, J. of Mind, Brain and Education, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp19-29, March 2013
  3. K. Yano, S. Lyubomirsky & J. Chancellor, Sensing happiness: Can technology make you happy?, IEEE Spectrum, pp26-31, Dec. 2012
  4. T. Tanaka, S. Yamashita, K. Aiki, H. Kuriyama, K. Yano, Life Microscope: Continuous Daily Activity Recording System with a Tiny Wireless Sensor, 2008 International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2008), pp162-165, 2008.
  5. J. Watanabe, M. Fujita, K. Yano, H. Kanesaka, T. Hasegawa, Resting Time Activeness Determines Team Performance in Call Centers, ASE/IEEE Social Informatics, Dec. 2012.
  6. T. Akitomi, K. Ara, J. Watanabe, and K. Yano, Ferromagnetic interaction model of activity level in workplace communication, Phys. Rev. E 87, 034801, March 2013
  7. Y. Wakisaka, K. Ara, M. Hayakawa, Y. Horry, N. Moriwaki, N. Ohkubo, N. Sato, S. Tsuji, K. Yano, Beam-scan sensor node: Reliable sensing of human interactions in organization, Proc. 6th Int. Conf. Networked Sensing Systems, pp. 58-61, 2009.
  8. K. Ara, N. Kanehira, D. Olguin Olguin, B. Waber, T. Kim, A. Mohan, P. Gloor, R. Laubacher, D. Oster, A. Pentland, and K. Yano. Sensible Organizations: Changing our Business and Work Styles through Sensor Data. Journal of Information Processing. The Information Processing Society of Japan. Vol. 16. April, 2008.

Agenda of AI World Society Distinguished Lecture

Theme: AI World Society Standards
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, March 26, 2019
Venue: Hitachi Central Laboratory in Kokubunji, Tokyo

AI World Society Distinguished Lecturer:
Kazuo Yano, PhD, Fellow, Corporate Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., Member of AI World
Society Standards and Practice Committee


  • 4:30 pm: Introduction, Ms. Nobue Mita, Representative of the Boston Global Forum
    in Japan
  • Opening Remarks, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Co-Founder and CEO of the Boston Global
    Forum, Director of Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation.
  • 4:40 pm: AI World Society Standards, Mr. Kazuo Yano, PhD, Fellow, Corporate
    Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., Member of AI World Society Standards and Practice
  • 5:40 pm: Discussion
  • 6:25 pm: Present Certificate of AI World Society Distinguished Lecturer to Mr. Kazuo
    Yano by Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan
  • 6:30 pm: Closing Remarks.

Full agenda and our speakers and discussants, please download Agenda of AIWS Distinguished Lecture

The first regional leadership seminar in the framework of its flagship “Young Mediterranean Voices” programme

On January 14th-19th, 2019, the first regional leadership seminar in the framework of its flagship “Young Mediterranean Voices” programme will be launched with the participation of top countries’ leaders of this programme. The aim is to create an exciting method for attendees to take part in the discussion on common social challenges encountered in the Mediterranean.

The seminar will give participants a chance to act as leaders or ambassadors. Then, they will present their approaches to advocacy and communication. In addition, the program’s trainees will be given direct exposure to world leaders and policy makers who are Club de Madrid’s members.

Japanese Prime Minister called for enhancing Japan’s security capabilities in cyberspace and outer space

Prior to the government meeting, the threat of nuclear and missile programs from North Korea was addressed in the Defense Ministry’s annual paper. In the context of the information era, technologies are emerging day by day. “It is impossible to protect our country from every threat if our thinking is limited to conventional categories of land, sea and air”, said PM. Abe.

  1. Abe’s intention is to adjust the National Defense Program Guidelines which was last approved in 2013 with a higher defense capability. In addition, he asked Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to review the guidelines on North Korea’s nuclear weapon development and China’s military force.

Apparently, problems in cybersecurity remains one of his major interests. In 2015, the Prime Minister was named the World Leader in Cybersecurity by BGF- MDI.