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Efforts of the Government-wide Initiatives

Overview

   The open-data-related strategies set forth by the government can be summarized as follows.

[Figure] History of open-data-related strategies

History of open-data-related strategies

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Efforts of the IT Strategic Headquarters

1. Open Government Data Strategy

   The IT Strategic HeadquartersPop-up Window compiled the "Open Government Data Strategy"Pop-up Window in July 4, 2012, which sets forth the four basic principles as follows:

 (1) The government itself should actively disclose public data
 (2) Data should be published in machine-readable formats
 (3) Promote utilization for regardless of commercial and non-commercial use
 (4) Specific efforts such as publication should be implemented from the possible public data first, to steadily accumulate results

   The strategy defined target public data as those owned by the government (excluding information not appropriate for disclosing, such as that related to national security), and encouraged the government to actively promote the efforts, and then dissipate their effects to efforts of independent administrative agencies, local governments, utilities, etc. In addition, from the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the strategy also emphasizes to open up public data useful in case of emergency.

[Figure] Summary of the Open Government Data Strategy

Summary of the Open Government Data Strategy

2. E-Government Open Data Conference of working-level personnel

   To consider the specific policies based on the above strategy, e-Government Open Data Conference of working-level personnel Pop-up Window has been established under The IT Strategic HeadquartersPop-up Window, which promotes basic matters such as: (1) Preparation of rules necessary for utilizing public data, (2) Preparation of data catalogs, and (3) Facilitation of standardization of data formats and structures.

[Figure] Organization of e-Government Open Data Conference of Working-level Personnel

Organization of e-Government Open Data Conference of Working-level Personnel

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(Source) Open Data Promotion Consortium Pop-up Window, 3rd meeting of Committee on promotion of using open dataPop-up Window, Reference 3 (Document submitted by Cabinet Secretariat)(PDFPDF / PPT)


   The results of discussions carried out in the e-Government Open Data Conference of working-level personnel in FY 2012 are summarized in "Roadmap for the e-Government Open Data Promotion"PDF (The IT Strategic HeadquartersPop-up Window decision, June 14, 2013) and "Basic Ideas (Guidelines) for Data Publication of Ministries and Government Offices to Promote Secondary Use"PDF (the Liaison Conference of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of Public Offices and MinistriesPop-up Window decision, June 25, 2013)

[Figure] Roadmap (schedule) for the e-Government open data promotion

Roadmap (schedule) for the e-Government open data promotion

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(Source) Decisions and Other Materials Related to e-Government Open DataPop-up Window


[Figure] Basic Ideas (Guidelines) for Data Publication of Ministries and Government Offices to Promote Secondary Use (Liaison Conference of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of Public Offices and Ministries decision, June 25, 2013)

Basic Ideas (Guidelines) for Data Publication of Ministries and Government Offices to Promote Secondary Use

3. Declaration to be the World's Most Advanced IT Nation

   Declaration to be the World's Most Advanced IT NationPDF (The IT Strategic HeadquartersPop-up Window decision), laid down on June 2013, lists the following initiative to open up public data to the private sector:

 (1) Develop and announce the roadmap based on the Open Government Data Strategy
 (2) From FY 2013, review the usage rules to allow free secondary use of public data, as well as expand releasing data in international standard data formats that are suitable for machine reading
 (3) Open a trial version of the data catalog site that enables cross-sectional searches of public data disclosed by ministries and offices in FY 2013, and move to production from FY 2014

   The statement positions the two years of fiscal years 2014 and 2015 as a focused efforts period to achieve the release contents that are at the same level as other developed countries by the end of FY 2015.

Declaration to be the World's Most Advanced IT Nation (Excerpt) (Decided by the Cabinet at June 14, 2013)

Declaration to be the World's Most Advanced IT Nation (Excerpt)

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