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The City of Sapporo, Japan has asked the IBM team to support the City's initiative to reduce its environmental impact and contributions to global warming. The IBM team will aim to assist Sapporo with its goal to become the most environmentally friendly city in the world by providing recommendations in areas such as industrial growth and environmental plan promotion.

The City of Sapporo has created a page on its website for all Smarter Cities Challenge related materials in Japanese as well as its own summary of the recommendations from IBM.
City Leader
Fumio Ueda Mayor of Sapporo, Japan Fumio Ueda was elected mayor of Sapporo in June 2003, and has been re-elected twice since. Prior to becoming mayor, Mayor Ueda worked as a lawyer, primarily in the fields of labor law, medical malpractice, and human rights.
Team Members
Takafumi Fukui Executive Business Advisor, Public Sector, GBS Japan
Ken Mizugami Manager, Smarter City Sales Promotion, Government Industry Business Development Team, Public Sector
Keiko Nagatani Software IT Architect Manager
Wataru Tamamura Software IT Specialist - WebSphere Client Technical Professional
Michiaki Tatsubori, Ph.D. Infrastructure Software, IBM Research