The Linux Foundation

An NPO consortium that aids the growth of Linux by providing resources and services to open source communities in order to proliferate, protect and standardize Linux.

Automotive Grade Linux(AGL)

A working group within the Linux Foundation that aims to create standard specifications that can be used in product development by each company by creating broad partnerships in the automotive industry and advancing joint development of on-board terminals.


A domestic standardization organization that aims to achieve development efficiency and secure a high level of credibility through standardization and common usage of software and networks for on-board electronic control systems, which are growing ever more sophisticated and complicated.
The organization promotes standardization in on-board LANs, software, microcomputers and information systems through cooperation with related organizations overseas and domestically. The organization is participated in by technicians from various fields such as automobile manufacturers, suppliers, superconductor manufacturers and embedded software manufactures.

Association For Facilitaion Of Rational Derivational Development (AFFORDD)

An NPO established to aid in the acquisition of new technologies and the promotion of innovation through the development and proliferation of technologies that enable effective derivative development, which makes up most of modern development, and the “leeway” gained due to this.

Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC)

An organization that aims to contribute to the development and expansion of our information-oriented society through joint research, promotion of development, standardization and publicity campaigns, discovering and responding to operational issues and handling technical issues in realizing and developing more advanced, more effective and more economical mobile computing systems in partnerships with communication carriers, computer hardware manufacturers, software manufacturers, system integrators and the press in order to formulate and expand a professional and sound market for mobile computing systems.

Japan Smartphone security Association (JSSEC)

A general corporation that aims to proliferate smartphones and promote their safe use.

The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF)

They aim to contribute to the sound development of electronic communication usage through scientific research into R&D and standardization relating to 5th generation mobile communications systems, liaison and coordination with related agencies, information collection and publicity campaigns in order to achieve the early realization of 5th generation mobile communications systems.

IT Verification Industry Association (IVIA)

This association is composed of companies, organizations and individuals related to IT verification services who gather in order to contribute to social and economic development by studying how to improve IT verification services and establishing it as an industry while also promoting healthy business growth.

Hokkaido Information and Communication Technology Association (HICTA)

This association aims to contribute to local communities by conveying various types of information and providing suggestions as an opinion leader in IT promotion, and at the same time, it aims to promote an information-oriented society and foster an environment of cooperation through the proliferation of Information Technology (IT).

Center for Infomation on Security Trade Control (CISTEC)

This is Japan’s only security trade control agency. It was established on April 26th, 1989 for the purpose of promoting international legislative and regulatory harmony based on international treaties, and at the same time to realize accurate and rational security trade control.