The Smart Japan ICT Strategy's stated mission is to be "the most active country in the world" in terms of innovating with ICT to realize economic growth and to contribute to the international community. With a three-point vision —
- (1) building a knowledge and information based nation by 2020;
- (2) leveraging ICT for "three-in-one" solutions to global issues, Japan's issues, and partner countries' issues; and
- (3) combining speed and practicality with a global perspective, the strategy is designed to move forward in step with the ICT Growth Strategy II, a national strategy, and the Initiative for ICT International Competitiveness Enhancement and International Expansion, an international strategy.