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Japan's Open Data Catalog Launches Beta Version

Written by Keiko Tanaka On 20 December 2013 @ 6:13 am | 2 Comments

In Digital Activism, East Asia, Governance, Ideas, Japan, Japanese, Politics, Quick Reads, Technology

Snapshot of the website data.go.jp, a catalog with an aim to provide a sphere for the use of data owned by different governmental ministries and agencies as open data. [1]

Snapshot of the website data.go.jp, a catalog with an aim to provide a sphere for the use of data owned by different governmental ministries and agencies as open data.

Data.go.jp [1], a website that aggregates publicly available data by Ministries and Agencies of the Japanese government, launched its Beta version on December 20, 2013.

Datasets by 21 governmental organizations and 567 groups are available under Creative Commons License Attribution 2.1 Japan detailed in the Terms of Use [2]. This comes as a part of the efforts [3] of the nation's Open Government Data Strategy [4]adopted in July 2012, to promote the use of public data in an advanced information and telecommunications  society.


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[1] Image: http://www.data.go.jp/index.php

[2] detailed in the Terms of Use: http://www.data.go.jp/terms-of-use/terms-of-use/

[3] the efforts: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/01/31/japan-gears-up-for-the-open-data-revolution/

[4] Open Government Data Strategy : http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/policy/it/20120704/sum.pdf

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