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Technical Committee


This is a committee performing investigations, drawing-up of specifications and the like regarding data formatting and terminologies, and "application programming interface" (API) to use data based on applications, as its activities towards the standardization of technical aspects so as to provide, acquire and use data in a machine-readable manner, for the sake of creating an environment where open data can be utilized smoothly.

This committee has been not only conducting investigations and documentation of technical aspects related to the existing open data, but also preparing technical guidance concerning the creation of data suitable for the open data environment, as well as "System Specifications for Open Data Distribution Platform" (FY 2012 and FY 2013 versions). In parallel with such activities, the committee has also been conducting research activities towards international standardization of the results of its investigations/examinations.


  • Chairperson
    Noboru Koshizuka (Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo)
  • Vice Chairperson
    Hideaki Takeda (Professor, National Institute of Information)
  • Committee
    Akihiro Nakao (Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo)
    Kenji Hiramoto (Executive Adviser for Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
    Yoshiaki Fukami (Specially appointed associate professor, Rikkyo University)
  • Observer
    Cabinet Secretariat
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    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.