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General Meeting And Committees

Utilization and Promotion Committee


The Utilization and Promotion Committee distributes and shares information on open data promotion and discusses new services created from open data promotion.
Members participate in discussions.


Ichiya Nakamura (Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University)
Vice Chairperson
Fumihiro Murakami (Chief Researcher, Social ICT Solutions Division, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.)
Yusho Ishikawa (Project Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo)
Ikki Ohmukai (Associate Professor, National Institute of Information)
Hiroichi Kawashima (President, Institute for Public Sector Innovation)
Iwao Kobayashi (Representative director, Scholex)
Masahiko Shoji (Senior Research Fellow / Assistant Professor, Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan)
Sawako Nohara (President and CEO, IPSe Marketing, Inc. / Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)
Taisuke Fukuno (President and CEO,
Cabinet Secretariat
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Japan Business Federation
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

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