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, at 4:00 p.m. at the Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, a general meeting and board of directors meeting will be held to decide on the policy and content of activities, and to elect a chairman, vice chairmen, secretary general, and other officers.
Against the backdrop of the growing and prolonged shortage of engineers in Japan, those involved explain that the purpose of establishing the IT Alliance is "to contribute to the sound development of Japan's IT industry and to actively make proposals, etc. while achieving two-way communication with the government in order to build a world-class IT society, thereby contributing to the improvement of Japan's economy, society and the lives of its citizens.Specific activities will be decided and announced on the 22nd.
Unlike other industries in Japan, national policies related to IT are scattered among 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, and there are nearly 200 IT-related organizations under the umbrella of each ministry.By inviting these IT organizations 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, ANIA President Hasegawa and four other top leaders of like-minded organizations held a panel discussion, "Considering Tomorrow's IT Policy and Software Industry: Roles and Common Challenges of IT-related Organizations," at CEATEC JAPAN 2015 held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City on October 9, 2015, to exchange their thoughts on the new organization.
Chairman Hasegawa is a member of ANIA as Chairman of the Kyoto Information Industry Association (Kyoyo Kyokai) and holds the position of Chairman.