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Kenichiroh Oyama is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2019-20. Since 2006, Oyama has worked for the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) of Japan and experienced several posts — participating in the management of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), analyzing Japanese SMEs and writing white papers on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan (2014 and 2015). Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he was sent to the Cabinet Office and conducted digital transformation (DX) of the Japanese government.