About Japan OSS Promotion Forum

Purpose of establishment


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 (Chairman : Masatoshi Yoshida   Fujitsu Limited) applies new software paradigms of OSS and strengthens competitiveness of Japan with respect for competition and collaboration among companies and cooperation with communities.These activities aim to realize 'prevention of monopoly and expanding choices', 'promotion of technology innovation', 'human resource development'.


The Japan OSS Promotion Forum works together with the China OSS Promotion Union and the Korea OSS Promotion Forum to form the Northeast Asia OSS Promotion Forum for the purpose of collaborating with private enterprises, research institutes, and educational organizations in China and Korea. The activities of the Northeast Asia OSS Promotion Forum are harmonized with the government level collaboration between Japan, China, and Korea.


 Abstract of Organization

With participation from venders, 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.

Comittee(April 17th, 2019)


Chairperson of the board


Hajime Kurosaka

SIOS technology Inc. 


Vice-Chairperson of the board


Koutarou Noyama

Fujitsu Ltd.

Ryo Kawai

Hitachi Ltd.

Kimio Suganuma

NEC Corp.

Kazuhiro Oki

NEC Corp.

Board Members


Kenji Satou

NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.


Kaori Inaba



Secretary General


Tomoyuki Kuroda



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.

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Secreatary address:

Ogawa Building 5F 3-26-1 NishiIkebukurou, Toshimau-ku
Tokyo 171-0021 Japan 
COL LEGNO Co., Ltd. (Japan OSS Promotion Forum Secretariat)