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What is Society 5.0

Society 5.0 is the vision for the next stage in the evolution of human society, following its previous stages as a hunter-gatherer society (Society 1.0), agrarian society (Society 2.0), industrial society (Society 3.0), and information society (Society 4.0).

It was initially proposed by Keidanren and incorporated in the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan in Japan as a concept for the future society to which we should aspire. Thus Keidanren has collaborated with various stakeholders including the government, academia and so on to develop a new social model.