The future of society is often captured in the vision of Society 5.0 where the advancement of digital
technology is transforming society into one that utilizes data in real time to solve social challenges and
foster innovation. To achieve this vision of a data-driven digital society, it is critically important to
design and provide digital services consisting of data linkages, data processing libraries, and identity
authentication through a standardized interconnected architecture. But these digital architectures are
challenged by a variety of problems including siloed technology development and optimization, system
instabilities due to addition/removal of functions, and open system challenges with unauthorized users.
Therefore, we established the Digital Architecture Promotional Center (DAPC) to create a reference
architecture to realize this platform and implement standards for seamless operation between various
stakeholders. We not only collaborate with teams inside and outside of our unit but play an important role
a hub for R&D, standardization, software implementation and promotional activities.