Local Chapters/Applications/Japan

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

Applicant information

一般社団法人オープンストリートマップ・ファウンデーション・ ジャパン (OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan)
Region or topic
Contact name
Kinya Inoue
Contact email
Contact phone
kept private
Registered place of business
47-3- Room 404, Kamiya 3chome, Kita-City, Tokyo Japan
Subgroup within organization
Rough equivalent of incorporation form in UK law

Status Table

Item Link Date
Basic contact information Above
Corporate documents
Trade registry entry 07 OSMFJ Registration certification.pdf 2015-02-23
English translation for above Japan Trade registry entry English.pdf 2015-02-23
Copy of articles association or similar 13ページ、.pdf、ファイルサイズ:225 KB
Japan Articles association.pdf
English translation for above 13 pages, .pdf, file size: 252 KB
Japan Articles association English.pdf
Logo OSMFJ Logo.gif.png 2015-02-23
Director information

Owners, if any:

Current Board members/Trustees/Officers:

Executive Director: Hiroshi Miura / 三浦 広志


  • Kinya INOUE (Deputy Director)
  • Satoshi IIDA (Deputy Director)
  • Katsunori SAKANOSHITA

Auditor: Kentaro HATORI

Member count per 2020-12-17:

  • Normal member: 16
  • Associate member (person): 1
  • Associate member (company): 4
Financial information

Financial reports:

Budget was: ¥143,924 (as of 26 Dec 2020 equal to ₤1,039.21)

Tax returns: OSMJ-Tax-receipt.jpg Liability insurance:

Intellectual property

Relevant intellectual property (OpenStreetMap, OSM, StateOfTheMap) registered by the applicant.

7 Domain names:

  • openstreetmap.jp
  • osm.jp
  • osmf.jp
  • osmfoundation.jp
  • sotm.asia
  • stateofthemap.asia
  • stateofthemap.jp

Trademarks (please include classes):

Japanese trademark of "OpenStreetMap" for software service and software products. OSM Japan is in the process of transferring all marks to the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

Other exclusive rights: (company names, protected designs, patents of any kind etc):

Consultation documents
Local consultation message on talk-ja mailing list 2021-02-02
OSMF members consultation message on osmf-talk mailing list 2021-02-02
LC signed contract
OSMF signed contract

Other Information

Executive Director's role in admitting new members

One OSMF Board member had a question about the Executive Director's role in admitting new members:
> Like most LCs, they do not have a 100% open membership, but (§7 pg. 2): “Admission of members shall be made by the Board upon a determination by the Executive Director that the member meets the qualifications established for membership as set forth in these Bylaws.”
> This says that a single person (the Executive Director) must approve a new membership. Is that giving one person too much power?

OSMF Japan writes: Although a bit more examination needed, but it could be a sort of mis-translation in English. In Japanese, it is written in
> 当法人の会員として入会しようとする者は、理事会の定める手続により、 申し込み、理事会の承認を得なければならない。
(DeepL translation): Any person who wishes to become a member of the Corporation shall apply for membership in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Board of Directors and obtain the approval of the Board of Directors.
So the judge is made by a counsel (or committee?) of the Directors. Although the Executive Director is a member of the structure, but does not have special power on that.