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4. JPNIC Information Japanese Page

4.1 JPNIC Organizational Changes

Susumu Sano, Previous Chair of the Steering Committee
Toshifumi Matsumoto, Current Chair of the Steering Committee

Introduction

Thank you for your assistance with JPNIC operations. As the Year 2000 Steering Committee
begins, we will provide details of our new organizational structures, and details surrounding
the changes.

Background

As the core operating organization of JPNIC, the Steering Committee has worked to create operating policies, in addition to various other responsibilities. The organizational structure of the Committee has basically remained unchanged since the foundation of JNIC in 1992. However, in comparison with the organization in the days immediately after establishment, in which the Steering Committee was primarily responsible for business operation, there have been some changes in the environment over the years:

  • The Secretariat was established, and took the lead with respect to operations.
  • The Board became more important in its top management functions.
  • As study topics became more specialized, it became difficult to ensure sufficient discussion of the relevant issues within the Steering Committee.

As a result, the authority and responsibilities of the Committee became vague, and it became necessary to review the role of the Steering Committee, and the sharing of responsibility between the Board and the Secretariat.

With regards to JPNIC's future organizational structure, which includes the role of the Steering Committee, discussions have been made primarily among the Board, the Planning and International Affairs Working Groups, and the Secretariat. The following targets were confirmed at the social gathering of the Board in July 1999:

  • Clarification of division of responsibilities
  • Efficiency in operations
  • Prompt and appropriate response to environmental changes caused by technological advancements and specialization
  • Uninterrupted management

Subsequently, the following directions were confirmed and a concrete system for realization was discussed in detail:

  • The Board will be responsible for policy planning.
  • The Secretariat will be responsible for operations.
  • The Steering Committee and Working Groups will be positioned as advisory committees, and will advise the Board and Secretariat as specialists.

Concerning This Year's Organization

Because the Steering Committee and Working Groups are currently involved in policy planning and are part of operations, in practice it is difficult to institute radical structural changes. Therefore, in the year 2000, we conducted the following based on the current system, as a first step towards a revamping of the organization in the future.

* Reinforced the Working Group's authority and introduced a system whereby each group is overseen by a Trustee.

To quickly solve highly technological and specialized issues, planning authority was delegated to the Working Groups. Also, by assigning a responsible Trustee to each group, the Board will be able to support group activities and take on responsibilities.

* Structural changes of the Steering Committee The Steering Committee will work as a body that coordinates between groups, and has authority to grant approval. By providing Committee voting rights to the responsible Trustees, decisions made by the Steering Committee would be based on those made by the Board. Additionally, in order to reinforce the functionality of the Secretariat, Secretariat members appointed by the Secretary General will be able to participate in the meetings as members of the Steering Committee. Because Trustees can delegate voting rights to the Chair or to members of the Secretariat, the wishes of the groups can be respected.

General procedures for implementing organizational changes will be as follows:

  1. The Board will select Trustees responsible for the Steering Committee; the Chair of the Steering Committee; and Secretary General.
  2. Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee and Chairs of Working Groups will be appointed at the Board meeting at which Trustees responsible for the Steering Committee are in attendance.
  3. The Secretary General will appoint members of the Secretariat to be in charge of the Working Groups. The Trustees responsible for the Steering Committee will assign them.
  4. The Chair of each Working Group will create a list of group members and plans, to be approved by the Steering Committee.

For details, please refer to the Board bylaws (revised on 5/12), JPNIC Steering Committee bylaws (revised on 5/24), and JPNIC Steering Committee Rules (revised on 5/12). The following diagram explains the structure:

There will be seven Working Groups in the year 2000. Projects assigned for each Working Group are as follows:

  1. Planning Working Group
    • New business planning
    • Mid-term planning
    • Investigation and formulation of plans, for inquiries from the Board
  2. International Affairs Working Group
    • Policy planning related to international exchange projects
    • Investigations related to international relations, and Policy planning related to information collection and information provisioning projects.
  3. JP Domain Name Working Group
    • Policy planning related to implementation of domain name management projects
    • Creation and revision of public documents
    • Creation of public documents related to JP domain name registration
    • Creation of public documents related to business delegation
    • Other JP domain name related issues
  4. Public Relations and Education Working Group
    • Policy planning for public relations
    • Policy planning related to newsletters
    • Policy planning related to PR activities in exhibitions
    • Policy planning related to implementation of information collection and provisioning projects
    • Policy planning for research and study projects
    • Policy planning for implementation of educational projects
    • Other PR- and education-related issues
  5. IP Address and AS Number Assignment Working Group
    • Policy planning related to implementation of IP address and AS numbermanagement projects
    • Creation and revision of public documents
    • Creation of public documents related to IP address assignment /allocation
    • Creation of public documents related to AS number assignment
    • Other issues related to IP addresses and AS numbers
  6. System Administration Working Group
    • Study of management and operation of the JPNIC database
    • Creation and revision of public documents
    • Creation of public documents related to the JPNIC database
    • Creation of public documents related to domain name servers
    • Policy planning related to implementation of authentication technology research projects
    • Planning JPNIC system policies and network-related policies
    • Other system development related issues
  7. Technology Research Working Group
    • Investigation of new Internet technologies, and issues related to technology research

To clarify the functions of each Working Group, separation or integration of the groups was conducted as indicated above, and a Secretariat responsible for each group was established.


New JPNIC Organizational Structure

Trustees

President Jun Murai, Keio University, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Information
Vice President ** Koki Higashida, Science University of Tokyo, Associate Professor, Department of Science
Vice President Naoaki Maruyama, Statistics and Mathematics Laboratories, Associate Professor, Research, Experiments and Analysis
Shoichiro Asano, National Institute of Informatics
Hisao Iizuka, NTT Communications, Senior Vice President Executive Manager Corporate Users Business Division
(IP Network Services)
Yoshikazu Ikeda, Akka Networks, COO
Tomoo Okada, Execvtive Advisor,Network Service Group, Fujitsu Limited
Tsukasa Ogino, Fast Net,lnc Executive Director, Internet Business Group
Shigeki Goto, Professor, Dept. of Information and Computer Science, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Kazunori Konishi, Chief researcher, KDD Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Nobuo Sakata, General Manager of Network Services, Network Services Department, Fujitsu Ltd.
Susumu Sano, Manager, Engineering,Platform Technology Laboratory,Internet Technology Laboratories, NEC Corp.
Koichi Suzuki, Presidentceo, Internet Initiative Japan Inc
Toshi Tsubo, President, Global Commons Inc
Junichi Nomura, , Vice President,Global Strategy,Corparate Planning Department NTT Communications Corparation
Kensuke Norichika, Executive Director, Software Information Center
* Tommy Matsumoto, Director and Vice President,AT&T Japan Ltd
Shin Yoshimura, President, Media Exchange
Toru Takahashi, Chairman, The Internet Association of Japan
Eisuke Hayashi, Director of Information System Center, Professor, The International School of Economics and Business administration, Reitaku University
Auditors Yoshifumi Kato, General Manager of BIGLOBE Service Department, NEC Solutions, NEC Corp.
Shuichi Shindo PH,D, Executive Vice President,Senior Executive Manager,Mobile Multimedia Division NTT DoCoMo lnc of Engineering

: Trustees responsible for the Steering Committee, *: Chair of the Steering Committee, **: Secretary General

Steering Committee

Chair of the Steering Committee; Tommy Matsumoto Vice Chair of the Steering Committee; Kazunori Konishi, Junichi Nomura, Takashi Arano,


Responsible Trustee Chair Secretariat staff in charge

Planning: Susumu Sano Shuichi Tashiro Rie Iwatani
International: Naomasa Maruyama Hirofumi Hotta Yumi Ohashi
Domain: Toshi Tsubo Tsugizo Kubo Masahiko Hakoda
Information education: Nobuo Sakata Takuya Tanimura Toshio Watanabe
IP address: Tsukasa Ogino Akinori Maemura Motoi Takeuchi
System: Koki Higashida Takayuki Fujino Atsushi Namiki Shinta Sato
Technology research: Shigeki Goto Akihiro Shirahashi Yasuhiro Morishita

Secretariat personnel responsible for Steering Committee:
Tetsuo Watanabe (overall), Minako Kondo (proceedings), Yuka Suzuki (minutes)

Working Groups

Planning Working Group

Responsible Trustee: Susumu Sano, (NEC Corp)
Chair: Shuichi Tashiro, (Electrotechnical Laboratory)
Responsible Secretariat staff member: Rie Iwatani, (Planning section Planning Dept)
Group members: Tsukasa Ogino (Fast Net)
Tsugizo Kubo (World lntellectual Property Organization)
Shigeki Goto (Waseda University)
Kazunori Konishi (KDD Laboratory)
Nobuo Sakata (Fujitsu Ltd)
Akihiro Shirahashi (Network Systems)
Takuya Tanimura (Jens Corporation)
Toshi Tsubo (Global Commons)
Junichi Nomura (NTT Communications),
Koki Higashida (Science University of Tokyo)
Takayuki Fujino (National Institute of Informatics)
Hirofumi Hotta (NTT)
Akinori Maemura (Global One)
Tommy Matsumoto (AT&T Japan)
Naomasa Maruyama (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics)
Takaharu Ui (Planning Div., Planning Dept.)
Etsuko Kitamura (Planning Div., Planning Dept.)
Akiko Kusaba (Planning Div., Planning Dept.)
Tetsuo Watanabe (General Affairs)

International Affairs Working Group

Responsible Trustee: Maruyama (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics)
Chair: Hirofumi Hotta (NTT)
Vice-Chair: Toshi Tsubo (Global Commons)
Responsible Secretariat staff member: Yumi Ohashi (International Div., International Dept.)
Group members: Takashi Arano (NTT Communications)
Tsukasa Ogino (Fast Net)
Shigeki Goto (Waseda University)
Kazunori Konishi (KDD Laboratory)
Toru Takahashi (Japan Internet Association)
Shuichi Tashiro (Electrotechnical Laboratory)
Jun Murai (Keio University)
Yoshihiro Yoneya (NTT Software)
Shinichi Kondo (International Div., International Dept.)

JP Domain Name Working Group

Responsible Trustee: Toshi Tsubo(Global Commons)
Chair: Tsugizo Kubo (World lntellectual Property Organization)
Vice-Chair: Not decided yet
Responsible Secretariat staff member: Masahiko Hakoda (Service Div. 1, Service Dept.)
Group members: Toru Okuyama (Asahi University)
Hisashi Oda (Fujitsu Ltd.)
Takao Kawakita (Kumamoto Industrial Research Institute)
Susumu Sano (NEC Corp.)
Katsunori Shiba (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
Takao Shimono (Nagano University)
Akihiro Shirahashi (Net One Systems)
Hiroaki Takada (Toyohashi Technology and Science University)
Naomasa Maruyama (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics)
Yoshihiro Yoneya (NTT Software),
Takashi Nakajima (Service Div. 1, Service Dept.)
Sanae Hasegawa (Service Div. 1, Service Dept.)
Masahiro Machiyama (Service Div. 1, Service Dept.)
Makiko Matsumaru (Service Div. 1, Service Dept.)

Public Relations and Education Working Group

Responsible Trustee: Nobuo Sakata (Fujitsu Ltd.)
Chair: Takuya Tanimura (Jens Corporation)
Vice-chair: Takashi Arano (NTT Communications)
Responsible Secretariat staff member: Toshio Watanabe (Service Div. 2 Service Dept.)
Group members: Kenji Ikeda (Impress)
Yojiro Uo (Hokuriku Sentan University)
Osamu Urata (Mie Prefectural Motono High School)
Kazue Kamiyama (JERIC)
Susumu Sano (NEC Corp.)
Akihiro Shirahashi (Net One Systems)
Hidenaga Shinbo (JENS)
Hiroshi Mizushima (National Cancer Center Research Institute)
Yoshito Yamamoto (Science University of Tokyo)
Chigusa Okabe (Service Div. 2, Service Dept.)
Minako Kondo (Service Div. 2, Service Dept)
Yuka Suzuki (Service Div. 2, Service Dept.)

IP Address and AS Number Assignment Working Group

Responsible Trustee: Tsukasa Ogino (Fast Net)
Chair: Akinori Maemura (Global One)
Vice-Chair: Yoshiyuki Ezura (NTT Communications)
Responsible Secretariat staff member: Motoi Takeuchi (Service Div. 3, Service Dept.)
Group members: Takashi Arano (NTT Communications)
Kosuke Ito (Canon)
Kuniaki Kondo (Internet Initiative)
Kazunori Konishi (KDD Laboratory)
Ruri Hiromi (E Access)
Tomohiro Fujisaki (NTT)
Yoshiko Okazaki (Service Div. 3, Service Dept.)
Izumi Okutani (Service Div. 3, Service Dept.)

System Administration Working Group

Responsible Trustee: Koki Higashida (Science University of Tokyo)
Chair: Takayuki Fujino (National Center for Science Information Systems)
Vice-Chair: Yukihiro Nakayama (System Div., System Dept.)
Responsible Secretariat staff member: Shinta Sato (System Div., System Dept.)
Atsushi Namiki Development Div., System Sept.)
Group members: Toru Okuyama (Asahi University)
Susumu Sano (NEC Corp.)
Dai Nishino (Internet Research Institute)
Akinori Maemura (Global One)
Yoshito Yamamoto (Science University of Tokyo)
Hisao Kawamoto (Development Div. System Dept.)
Kanae Sato (Development Div. System Dept.)
Shinta Sato (System Div., System Dept.)
Izuru Shirai (System Div., System Dept.)
Yukihiro Nakayama (System Div., System Dept.)
Atsushi Namiki (Development Div. System Dept.)
Takayasu Matsuura (System Div., System Dept.)
Kentaro Mori (Development Div. System Dept.)
Yasuhiro Morishita (Technology Research Div., System Dept.)

Technology Research Working Group

Responsible Trustee: Koki Higashida (Science University of Tokyo)
Chair: Takayuki Fujino (National Center for Science Information Systems)
Responsible Secretariat staff membe Yasuhiro Morisha (Technology Research Div. System Dept.)
Group members: Yoshihiro Yoneya (NTT Software)
Yasuhiro Morishita (Technology Research Div. System Dept.)
Rie Iwatani (Planning Div. Planning Dept.)
Takaharu Ui (Planning Div. Planning Dept.)

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