Japanese Government Uses MetaMoJi’s Share Anytime to Virtually Moderate Debates

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MetaMoJi Corporation announced that a distinguished Japanese Government Advisory Panel is using their award-winning whiteboard meeting app Share Anytime for group collaboration.

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I wanted to try Share Anytime because I thought it would help display the discussion in a way that would make it easy for all citizens to understand it.

MetaMoJi today announced that its award-winning collaboration meeting app, Share Anytime, has been adopted by an important Japanese government panel called “The Advisory Panel on the Modalities of Government and Administration.” The Japanese Minister of Administrative Reform, Mr. Tomomi Inada, used the visualization tool Share Anytime to record and visualize the panel discussions in real time. The unprecedented use of mobile collaboration tools made this year’s panel discussions unique and lively.

Share Anytime supports interaction for up to 100 authors working simultaneously in the same digital workspace. The Advisory Panel found that Share Anytime offers an unparalleled platform for virtual group collaboration. Panel participants were able to visually work together on their iPads within the Share Anytime whiteboard environment.

At this panel discussion, every meeting participant was supplied with an iPad set up with Share Anytime. It was used for two purposes: The first was the role of an ordinary white board which all participants could use to contribute their thoughts during the meeting. Another was in order to create a visual record of the meeting participants' opinions in real time, using a technique called Co-Graphic Recording. This technology captures the comments and drawings of all participants simultaneously, thereby providing a live record of the entire event instead of simple meeting minutes.

The panel moderator, Deputy Director-General Fujishiro said, "At this panel discussion, we wanted to discuss ways of improving government services, with an aim toward improving performance. I wanted to try Share Anytime because I thought it would help display the discussion in a way that would make it easy for all our citizens to understand it."

"Normally, we only find out what someone is thinking when they speak. This time, I could read people's opinions in their notes and see what opinions people had and what they wanted to talk about in advance. Then I was able to use that information to decide the order of who was to speak next.”

Meeting participants were provided with tablets that allowed them to write down comments and opinions as the meeting progressed, providing instant feedback to the moderator and allowing their ideas to come to the forefront. The unique interactive whiteboard environment of Share Anytime allowed for dozens of participants to visually share their ideas in real time while also providing a record for other citizens to witness the discussions thereafter.

For more information about the “Council on the Nature of Government and Administration, see their homepage at the following link: http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/kataro_miraiJPN/. For more information on Share Anytime, and how it can be used for group collaboration, can be found at the product website at http://shareanytime.com.

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