Research Programs: Integrated Research

Advanced Technology and Democracy: Does new technology help or hurt democracy?

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

ONO Yoshikuni

ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow)



This research project explores the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on democracy. We will elucidate the mechanisms and impact of visual images and fake information on people's cognitive and judgmental processes, discuss methods of dealing with these to prevent irrational and erroneous judgments from being made in society, and examine the potential applications of new technologies within democratic processes, such as the development of voting technology that will reduce risk and improve social inclusion. We will also aim to provide evidence-based prescriptions for issues facing economic and industrial policy, such as the acceptance of foreign workers and the promotion of women's participation in society.

November 2, 2020 - April 30, 2023

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from November 2, 2020 to October 31,2022, and the data usage reporting period is set from November 1, 2022 to April 30,2023.)

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers