Japan has been active in the Open Knowledge network since 2011.
Tomoaki Watanabe is project-associate professor at Keio University's Graduate School of Media and Governance, working on policy issues related to digital fabrication, among other things. He is a co-founder of Open Knowledge Foundation Japan, and has been involved in open data policy discussion at expert panel at the government. He has been active as a member of Creative Commons Japan for over a decade now, and is the chair of the board for CommonSphere, the not-for-profit organization serving as the host for CC Japan project.
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