IT Strategy Council

7 July 2000
Decision of the Director of the IT Strategy Headquarters
  1. In order to realize a truly prosperous and energetic economy and society, it is important for Japan to make strategic, focused efforts to cope with the economic and industrial changes wrought by the global IT revolution. The Information Technology (IT) Strategy Council (hereinafter "the Council") is hereby established to combine the forces of the public and private sectors and to undertake strategic, focused deliberations for the purpose of enabling all Japanese citizens to enjoy the benefits of the IT revolution and developing Japan into an internationally competitive "nation built on IT."

  2. The members comprising the Headquarters shall be as follows:
    Chair: Nobuyuki Idei, Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation
    Takemochi Ishii, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
    Motoshige Ito, Professor, University of Tokyo (from 29 August)
    Kenichi Imai, Chairman, Stanford Japan Center
    Seiichiro Ujiie, President, Nippon Television Network Corporation
    Jiro Ushio, Chairman and CEO, Ushio Inc./ Chairman, DDI CORPORATION
    Katsuji Ebisawa, President, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
    Nagaaki Oyama, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Taku Kajiwara, Governor, Gifu Prefecture
    Satoru Kishi, Chairman, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.
    Takeo Shiina, Chairman of the Board, IBM Japan, Ltd.
    Masayoshi Son, President and CEO, SOFTBANK CORP.
    Heizo Takenaka, Professor, Keio University
    Fujio Cho, President, Toyota Motor Corporation
    Koji Nishigaki, President, NEC Corporation
    Toshihiko Fukui, Chairman, Fujitsu Research Institute
    Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman and CEO, ORIX Corporation
    Jun-ichiro Miyazu, President, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Jun Murai, Professor, Keio University (from 29 August)
    Minoru Murofushi, Chairman, ITOCHU Corporation

  3. Attendance at Council meetings by relevant persons other than members of the Conference may be requested when deemed necessary.

  4. The general affairs of the Conference shall be administered by the Cabinet Secretariat, with cooperation with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and other relevant ministries and agencies.

  5. Other necessary items, including those pertaining to the operation of the Council, shall be determined by the Chair.