Past activities(before April, 2019)



Open Source Software such as Linux has been developing on introduction to information systems and application in embedded systems at enterprises and universities. However it is indicated that OSS still has some technical and system problems.


The Japan OSS Promotion Forum applies new software paradigms of OSS onto industries to increase competitiveness with cooperation on community. These activities aim to realize 'prevention of monopoly and expanding choices', 'promotion of technology innovation', 'human resource development'.




With participation from vendors, users, and academic experts of information systems in Japan, an effort is underway to solve problems in utilizing OSS by freely discussing these problems.

The Japan OSS Promotion Forum is consist of Committees; Cloud Computing Committee, Big Data Committee, Application Committee, and Publicity Committee, and International relationship WGs;technology development and assessment WG, study on standardization and certification WG, and Application promotion WG. Each Committee researches and endeavors to promote OSS in each field.


Structure of JOPF

日本OSS推進フォーラム 体制図


(April 11,2018)


Chairperson of the board


Masatoshi Yoshida

Fujitsu Ltd. 


Vice-Chairperson of the board


Chieko Takahashi

NEC Corp.

Hajime Kurosaka

SIOS technology Inc.

Ryo Kawai

Hitachi Ltd.


Board Members


Masanori Katase

Tokyo GAS Co. Ltd.

Koutaro Noyama

Fujitsu Ltd.

Kazuhiro Oki

NEC Corp.




Project Manager of Cloud Computing Committee

Chieko Takahashi (NEC Corp.)

Project Manager of Big Data Committee

Ryo Kawai (Hitachi Ltd.)

Project Manager of Application Committee

Masatoshi Yoshida (FUJITSU, Ltd.)

Project Manager of Publicity Committee

Hajime Kurosaka (SIOS technology Inc.)

International relationship WGs


Project Manager of Technical WG

Tomomi Suzuki (Hitachi Ltd.)

Project Manager of Standard and certification WG

Koutaro Noyama (Fujitsu Ltd.)

Project Manager of business promotion WG

Kazuhiro Oki (NEC Corp.)


The Japan OSS Promotion Forum joins Northeast Asia OSS promotion forum with the China OSS Promotion Union and the Korea OSS Promotion Forum. And we will deepen global exchanges based on Japan, China and Korea activities.

*To Contact the Japan OSS Promotion Forum

OSS Promotion Forum Secretariat in PANTEL INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD

For inquery.


Secreatary address:

Kunihisa Building 8F B 1-2-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 160-0022 Japan
Japan OSS Promotion Forum Secretariat