New Year Greetings for 2022
Happy New Year.
I would like to start off 2022 by wishing you all a wonderful new year.
In 2022, JIPA will continue our efforts to live up to the slogan “Creating IP Vision for the World”. To that end, we will drive the reinforcement of the global industrial competitiveness around IP and the development of excellent IP leaders through studying IP systems and government policies and providing the government with proposals as well as developing talent through training, which are the two pillars of our activities, so that we can contribute to the post-COVID economic recovery. It should be grateful of your continued support and cooperation with our association.
Looking back on 2021, we went through many events in our “New Normal” lifestyles while facing unexpected situations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After the vaccine rollout began in February 2021, 77.5% (as of December 1, 2021) of Japan’s population completed their second vaccine dose while new countermeasures are being rolled out such as the third vaccination known as “booster shots” and the antibody cocktail therapy, which is becoming common as a treatment method for COVID-19. We have ushered in an era where we coexist with COVID-19 while preventing and treating infections.
[Update 2022-01-05 ]