The “Japan Federation of IT Organizations” (IT Federation), the largest IT-related organization in Japan, will be born on July 22, 2016. KCG such as The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) The Japan Association of Regional Information Industry Associations (ANIA), chaired by Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, President of the Group, will also participate as a core member.On the same day, a general meeting and a meeting of the board of directors will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward to decide on the policy and content of the organization's activities, as well as to elect the president, vice president, secretary general and other officers.
Against the backdrop of a serious and prolonged shortage of engineers in Japan, those involved explained that the purpose of establishing the IT Federation was "to contribute to the sound development of Japan's IT industry and to actively make proposals, etc., while realizing two-way communication with the government in order to build an IT society of the world's highest standard, thereby contributing to the improvement of Japan's economy, society and the lives of its citizens.The details of the activities will be decided and announced on the 22nd.
Unlike other industries in Japan, there are many different national policies related to IT, including those of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.By inviting these IT groups to participate and organizing a strong group, we aim to strengthen our recommendations to the government.
In preparation for the launch of the new organization, four like-minded leaders of the organization, including ANIA President Hasegawa, held a panel discussion entitled "Considering Tomorrow's IT Policy and Software Industry: The Role of IT-Related Organizations and Common Issues" at CEATEC JAPAN 2015 held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City on October 9, 2015, and exchanged their thoughts on the new organization.
Mr. Hasegawa is a member of ANIA and serves as Chairman of the Kyoto Information Industry Association (Kyo-Jo-Kyo).