I think the great thing about social innovation is that it is not dependent on particular products or services. Unlike treaty negotiations which take a lot of time – for example, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – social innovations are easy to replicate because like as soon as I described the SMS-based contact tracing to a governor who has tried an e-mail-based one to realize the same thing but without the fallback to flip phones and so on, they immediately realized how to improve their way of doing contract tracing, but of course Japan has almost eliminated the virus, so maybe you do not need it now, but maybe for the future.

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