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9th September 2021
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The Big Data Situation in Japan (and other Asian countries)
Department of Physics, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
(Basically, my expertize is bioinformatics.
Please do not expect too much in my talk!!!!!)
Strong needs for AI-based medical care
While urban area is as good as developed country, rural area
is still the stage of developing country.
Urban : rural = 7:3 (2020 year)
Remote medical care can improve the situation in rural area.
Advantage in China:
Because of lack of democracy, it is very easy for the government
to collect personal information ( no personal rights are
InferRead CT Lung (by INFERVISION)
It is introduced even in
developed countries including
Japan, because in democratic
countries, it is difficult to collect
personal information to develop
this kind of AI-based tools.
People in rural area is happy to provide personal health
information to government, since they can have opportunity to
get health checked in turn.
In addition to this, salary of medical doctor is low while
Chinese government pay huge amount money for AI based
All of these drastically accelerate AI based medical care in
In addition to this, COVID-19 pandemic further
accelerates AI based medical care.
健康码(Health code) in Shanghai
Danger of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
No public traffic use without green code.
More rapid and advanced development of
AI-based medical in China is expected.
Generally speaking, Korea is one of the most “digitalized”
countries in the world.
"IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking"
Additional advantage of Korea:
Medical care system has already been unified into one. It is
easier to collect personal health information.
National Health Insurance Data Sharing Service（NHISS）was
Based upon collected Personal Health Record, to warn future
health risk. The goal is Customized Medicine.
COVID-19 pandemic also accelerates AI based medical care in
Korea as in China.
At the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, Korean
Company, Seegene, developed PCR based test kit in three
weeks without getting virus sample, but only with information
technology (This test kit was later approved by FDA).
Corona 100m (SARS-CoV-2 infection trace tool) was released
as early as Feb. 2020.
Coronamap (big data based trace tool) can visualize moving
path of infected people.
Medical DX is late behind in Japan.
People are hard workers. Without AI or DX, system can work to
People are conservative. If the system works well in the present
form, they dislike to update it with risk taking.
Making use of receipt data (How much you pay for which disease?)
The reason for this delay:
Strong refusal for the collection of personal medical data (Disease
record can be used for not employment and so on).
Not unified data collection. No unified health data collection format
exist. Health records are stored in separated hospital with distinct
record format. It makes difficult to make use of them as collected
The lack of “digitalized” medical system damaged effectiveness of
Japanese COVID-19 counter plan.
No effective SARS-CoV-2 infection tracking system was released.
Government provided vaccine record storing tablet did not work
properly in the initial stage.
Rapid economical support was impossible
(Everything is text (facsimile) based)
Other Asian countries
(Basically, I did not have much information about other countries
than Japan, Korea and China)
Rural area has similar problems in Chinese rural area (Not enough
medical care). Thus remote medical system is encouraged.
India also has similar advantages with China, because of its large
population (collecting large scale medical data is possible).
At the moment, medical DX in India is still development stage,
although market size expected to be as large as $372,000,000,000
Discovery AI platform:
(developed by Ngiam Kee, NUHS)
Unified plat form to store and access patients data in hospital.
It can integrate distributed information in individual hospitals
Assistive Technology and Robotics in Healthcare:
Allows individual to
access personal health
information stored in
hospitals and other
The number of patients related to medical DX.
East Asian area is definitely “Hot spot” of big data based health
1. More group oriented people (lack of respect to personal rights)
2. Historically, people like to record everything and keep it for
3. Relatively strong to math and language.
These points will continuously accelerate the develop of big data
based healthy care in east Asian area...