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Data Governance Committee


This is a committee having an objective to examine the most appropriate state of schemes in respect of matters of keen attention from the viewpoint of rules and governance, such as legal systems and administrative methods applied at the time of making open the information owned by the national government, local governments and private companies, and to make recommendations to the government, etc.

The Committee, jointly with the Technical Committee, published in FY 2013 an open-data guidance delineating the rules and techniques that can be referenced at the time of making the information owned by the government, local governments, etc. publicly available, and has been renewing and administering the section on use rules of the guidance.


  • Chairperson
    Yuriko Inoue (Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy)
  • Vice Chairperson
    Yuko Noguchi (Head of Legal at Google Japan Inc. / Lawyer)
  • Committee
    Toshiko Sawada (Director, EC Network)
    Fumito Tomooka (Professor, Nihon University College of Law)
    Ryoji Mori (Cyber Law Japan Eichi Law Offices Partner / Lawyer)
  • Observer
    Cabinet Secretariat
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
    Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
    National Diet Library
  • Secretariat
    Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Examinations about past activities

As regards the examinations about activities in and before FY2013, please look at the archive pages of the website of Open Data Promotion Consortium.