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									Local Authorities Systems
  Development Center
















             Hu man resour c e t r a i n i n g
             Education and training seminars                         ■ List of seminars planned for FY2009
         The Center provides various IT-related seminars                                                       Duration No. of Place and frequency
                                                                               Seminar Name
        on a broad array of topics ranging from the                                                             (days) trainees Tokyo Other regions
        basics to the practical and addressing the needs             New IT Administrator Seminar                   2         50          2           1
        of employees at all levels, from the managers to             Basic IT Seminar                               2         50          2
        the general staff members of local authorities.              Basic Information Systems Seminar              3         50          3           2
                                                                     Basic Network Seminar                          3         50          2           3
                                                                     System Planning Seminar                        3         42          1           1
                                                                     Training Planning Seminar                      3         42          1
                                                                     Work Innovation and Reform Seminar             3         48          2           2
                                                                     IT Policy Seminar                              3         42          3           1
                                                                     System Development Seminar                     3         48          2
                                                                     Applied Network Seminar                        2         50          2           1
                                                                     e-Documents Management Seminar                 2         50          1
                                                                     System Operation and Management Seminar        3         70          2           1
                                                                     Outsourcing Management Seminar                 3         48          2           2
                                                                     Project Management Seminar                     3         42          2           1

        ■ Status of seminars conducted in FY2008                     Basic System Auditing Seminar                  2         48          1
                                                                     IT Procurement Management Seminar              3         48          2           1
         Total number of seminars Total number of participants
                                                                     Basic Information Coordination Seminar         2         48          2
                    54                         2,613
                                                                     Information Security Seminar                   3         42          2           2
                                                                     Information Security Auditing Seminar          3         48          2           1
             IT training support                                     Topics Seminar                                 1         100         1
         The Center both dispatches and introduces                                   Total                                               37          19
        training instructors in order to support local
        governments with all kinds of IT-related training, and also
        provides educational materials/documentation on its                              ■ Status of IT training support in FY2008
        homepage. If certain conditions are met, the Center may also
                                                                                          Total number of training sessions   Total number of participants
        provide assistance with necessary expenses toward education
                                                                                                         2                               222
        and training sessions (mainly for member organizations).

             e-Learning information security training programs
         To help local governments reinforce their information security, the Center conducts trainings on information
        security through e-learning means aimed at providing opportunities to more local government employees to
        improve their knowledge of personal information handling and the latest security measures. In FY2008,
        approximately 57,000 persons received training through these programs.

        ■ FY2009 Training overview
               Course                    Major target audience                                                 Course outline
                         ・Deputy heads of municipalities
                                                                                  Explanations are given on basic points in decision-making
                         ・Departmental heads responsible for IT policy
         General manager                                                         for officers with authority and responsibility for information
                         ・Assistant CIOs
             course                                                              asset management and information security within local
                         ・Employees involved in organization-wide information
                          security policy development/operations
                            ・Departmental/bureau heads
                            ・Section/office heads                                     Explanations are given on basic points in decision-making
         Manager course     ・E m p l o y e e s i n c h a r g e o f p r o m o t i n g for officers with authority and responsibility for information
                             information security measures within a security within a department or bureau.
                                                                                  Explanations are given on basic points in decision-making
           IT system        ・Section heads responsible for IT systems            for officers with authority and responsibility for development,
         employee course    ・Employees in charge of IT systems                   alteration of settings, operations, and information security
                                                                                 measures for individual information systems.
                                                                         Explanations are given on a minimum range of knowledge
                          ・All employees
         General employee                                               required to understand information security, including basic
                          ・Employees who require basic security-related
              course                                                    information security concepts and the proper handling of personal
                            ・Newly hired employees                         Explanations are given regarding security threats that
           Newly hired
                            ・Employees who require basic security-related exist for all employees and basic measures to control
         employee course
                             knowledge                                    these, to aid in understanding information security.
        ・All courses will be conducted continuously from July through September 2009, with each course lasting around 1 month.

  Research and dev e l o p m e n t
 The Center provides the necessary knowledge and technology required to conduct research and development
on information systems that local governments may use together with other such units, to introduce new
technologies and to use computers in new fields. The Center also offers services that will further e-local
government such as promoting ICT (Information and Communication Technology) among local governments.

  Promoting certificate delivery via convenience store kiosk terminals
 In order to promote the automatic delivery of certificates using the Basic Resident Registration Card at
certificate terminals located in convenience store kiosks, the Center is undertaking development and practical
trials of the necessary standard IC card system, based on a wide-area delivery system.

  Promoting multi-purpose use of the Basic Resident Registration Card
 To help improve municipal administrative work efficiency and services
for residents, the Center is supporting active municipal efforts to
introduce automatic certificate issuing machines using the Basic
Resident Registration Cards, as well as supporting wide-area multi-
purpose applications for the Basic Resident Registration Cards.
 Additionally, the Center shall organize seminars on the utilization of
Basic Resident Registration Cards targeted at local government
employees, as well as developing a collection of case examples to
introduce advanced applications.

  Joint outsourcing support activity
 To support promotion of joint outsourcing, the Center is undertaking
the modifications required for legacy systems to migrate to previously
developed model systems, while also responding to legal and regulatory
amendments, strengthening functionality, and undertaking other
operational improvements. The Center is also performing survey research
to organize methods for analyzing and assessing the effects of joint IT investment.

  Support for e-community formation
 Through proactive formation of multiple local e-communities profoundly connected to lifestyles and the
economy, using local SNS (Social Networking Service) model systems and ICT tools, the Center undertakes to
support local municipalities offering advanced services that stimulate local activity over a wide area.

  Operational program libraries for local municipal use
 The Center manages the registration and operation of a program library service, by which programs directly
utilizable for e-local government development (e.g., joint outsourcing systems, local SNS model systems, etc.)
are made available to local government units.

  Survey and research activities

■ Research regarding introduction of an integrated portal system to achieve a one-stop service for local
 The Center shall conduct research into the introduction of an integrated portal system for local governments,
and shall also present problem-solving measures, based on the current status of and issues surrounding
implementation of such a system. This system will facilitate task liaison and inter-departmental liaison within
local governments, and effectively promote a one-stop service utilizing ICT.

■ Joint research at the local governmental level
 The Center conduct joint research, mainly with various member organizations, aimed at contributing to greater
computer use and improved resident services. For FY2009, the following five research themes have been selected.
 ○ Research to improve IT governance for local governments
 ○ Status and methods of optimization for information systems
 ○ Research on designing a resident-participation search system for the digital age
 ○ Research on realizing joint-use (cross-development) of a system for residents using virtual technology
 ○ Eliminating the“digital divide”stemming from analog device use in ICT environments

             Support for implementation of information security measures
          To facilitate implementation of information security measures by local governments, as well as offering the
         services found below, the Center also operates a portal site (LGWAN-ASP) that provides links to diverse
         security information and issues a mail magazine that features the latest security news, examples of
         municipalities’efforts, etc.
          The Center also undertakes CEPTOAR responsibilities for local government units (see *1 below) and simultaneously
         transmits emergency announcements to relevant local governments, such as any IT failure information issued
         by the National Information Security Center (NISC).

        ■ Web application diagnosis service
         In order to prevent tampering with Web pages operated by local governments, the Center diagnoses any vulnerability in
        Web applications, and then notifies of methods to deal with the problem. The Center also offers diagnosis of vulnerabilities
        such as SQL (Structured Query Language) injection, which carry the risk of leakage of personal information.

         ■ Visiting adviser service for promoting internal information security auditing
          To assist those local authorities that are planning to conduct internal auditing for the first time, an advisor is
         sent to work through the preparatory tasks leading up to the internal audit.

         ■ Visiting advisors for BCP*2 (Business Continuity Planning) for ICT
          As well as sending advisors to support Business Continuity Planning for ICT departments, the Center also
         conducts BCP seminars.

         ■ Visiting instructor service for information security training
          The Center sends instructors to information security training courses organized by local governments for their

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        (*1) EPTOAR is an abbreviation of Capability for Engineering of Protection, Technical Operation, Analysis and Response.”    
            2nd, 2006) for each key infrastructure segment (there are 10 segments, including Information and Communications,
        (*2) hisisanabbreviationofBusinessContinuityPlan.Thisisplanningtopreventinterruptionofimportantservices,andto
            ensure rapid recovery from any interruptions that do occur, in the event of damage resulting from natural disaster or

             Information provision and public relations
             Monthly publications
         ■ Monthly LASDEC -IT magazine for local authorities-
          This magazine is a specialist IT magazine published
         monthly targeted at local governments, in which the
         latest information is compiled and practical examples
         introduced as deemed necessary for the
         improvement of information use, communication
         technologies, and the promotion of IT use by local
         governments. Ever since its initial edition, the
         magazine has gained wide readership not only among
         information system administrators but also among
         managers and ordinary employees.

         ■ Monthly LASDEC News Radar
          The Monthly LASDEC News Radar is a monthly
         publication concerning local news in prefectures, cities
         and municipalities, as well as the latest information on                  P                     “                                                         
                                                                                 ※  ublication of both Monthly LASDEC -IT magazine for local authorities-”
         IT developments within these localities. LASDEC                               “                                 
                                                                                   and Monthly LASDEC News Radar”is financially supported by the Japan
         reporters gather information from regular local
         publications, local newspapers and magazines, and
         then organize and edit this prior to publication.

   IT consultation & advice
 In addition to offering appropriate advice to local governments on overall optimization of information systems,
review of information systems, procurement of information systems, applications for new technologies or models,
and information security, the Center also introduces and dispatches IT advisors as necessary when requested by
member organizations.

   Providing information to promote IT
 The Center collects, organizes, and provides to its members diverse information concerning IT systems
developed or introduced by local governments, their efforts for e-community promotion, etc.
 It also publishes on its website the latest developments concerning national measures related to e-local
government promotion, IT introduction, and local government efforts toward e-community promotion, as well as
the state of introduction of the latest systems for its members.

   Cooperation with national IT management officers
 The Center supports the planning and conduct of the following meetings to promote mutual knowledge
exchange among LASDEC members, and between LASDEC members and the Center itself, in order to facilitate
the smooth and efficient use of ICT among local governments.


   Local Authorities IT Promotion
   Fair 2009
 At this Fair, the Center displays and
demonstrates the latest computer systems
in order to support convenient, efficient, and
dynamic e-local government, as well as
state-of-the-art information systems that
take into consideration both the user
perspective and the cost perspective.
 The center also offers seminars by
knowledgeable and experienced instructors
concerning proactive ICT applications for
rendering administrative services more
advanced, making administration simpler and
more efficient, and resolving local issues.

■ Date:September 28th (Mon)
     – 29th (Tue), 2009

■ Place:Tokyo Big Sight, West Hall 1

   Official commendations for IT promotion
 The Center grants official commendations and awards to local government employees who have contributed
greatly to IT promotion, as well as to local governments that have made significant advances in local IT
administration and local officers who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to IT promotion. Recipients
of official commendations and awards (both individual and organizational) are selected after deliberation by the
official commendation committee.

             Information pr o c e s s i n g
         The Center uses its own computer system to provide information processing services related to local
        government administration and finance. The Center makes every effort to observe ISMS regulations in order to
        ensure information security and protection of personal information.

             Tax data processing
         The Center undertakes information processing tasks associated
        with prefectural tax data.

             Other information processing services
         The Center undertakes information processing tasks for local
        government-affiliated agencies.

             “National machi and aza address”database
         The Center maintains an up-to-date database of all listed addresses with integrated specifications that include
        the latest place-names and history of these names. The database contains about 650,000 entries, including
        Japanese machi, aza, and chome block numbers. These are made available to requesting organizations. Both a
        national edition and prefectural editions are available.

             Other major information processing tasks (in FY2008)
         ○    Processing   and adjusting local consumption tax information
         ○    Processing   interest refund requests
         ○    Processing   and managing light oil distribution information
         ○    Processing   and managing tobacco distribution information

             International r e l a t i o n s
         As well as facilitating communication, exchanges of opinion, and mutual understanding among various
        overseas governments and municipalities and organizations involved in IT promotion, the Center also
        contributes to promoting the development of e-local government by providing information to local governments
        made possible through this communication.

        ● The Center shall introduce administrative IT
          progress made in local governments in
          Japan to other countries, as well as
          conducting research into the status of IT
          progress made by foreign administrations in
          order to introduce this information to local
          governments in Japan.

        ● This fiscal year, the Center will participate in
          the “Japan-Korea e-Local Government
          Exchange Conference”(provisional title) held
          in South Korea, and will pursue the exchange
          of opinions through policy presentations and
          case study presentations concerning the
          e-local government policies of both countries.

        ● The Center will pursue mutual exchanges with
          the Korea Association of Local Informatization
          (KALI) by exchanging newsletters, reports and other publications between the two organizations, and by conducting
          joint research.

        ● The Center cooperates with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to provide IT training to top IT
          promotion officers of foreign countries in order to strive for mutual understanding.

  Basic Resident Registration Network System
 As the designated information processing organization indicated by the Basic Resident Registration Law, the
Center shall make all efforts to ensure the smooth operation of the Basic Resident Registration Network

   Operation of Basic Resident Registration Network System (Juki-Net)
 The Center operates and maintains a computer system at the National Center for Basic Resident Registers
Network System. The Center also provides personal identification information to national government agencies,
supplies certified information on movements of individuals to designated certification organizations, and handles
the disclosure of personal identification information, as well as dealing with complaints.

   System security measures
 In order to ensure that these systems are operating securely and reliably at all times, the Center monitors the
systems, responds immediately to any system failure, seeks to prevent any malicious access, and actively works
to ensure system security.

   Operational support and other services
 The Center makes every effort to provide operational assistance to local governments through the operation of
call centers, providing information via its homepage, and so on. The Center also issues Juki-Cards as requested
by municipalities with a population less than 30,000.
 Further, the Center has formed the Personal ID Information Protection Committee, which studies and reviews
issues relating to personal identification information protection. The Center also plays the role of Secretariat for
the Promotion Council of the Basic Resident Registration Network system, which is tasked with ensuring the
smooth operation of the Basic Resident Registration Network system and liaising between prefectures. In
addition, it offers training sessions to raise awareness of personal information protection and to ensure reliability
and security of systems.

              Local Government Wide Area Network
          The Center will take efforts to ensure the steady, efficient operation of the Local Government Wide Area
         Network as the principal operator of LGWAN and make its contribution to e-local government promotion through
         its effort to further spread and expand ASP.

              What is the Local Government Wide Area Network (LGWAN)?
          The Local Government Wide Area Network (LGWAN) has been developed as a dedicated network interconnecting local
         governments' intranets (intra-LAN) and is regarded as the base for e-government development.
          Also interconnected with the Kasumigaseki WAN, a network serving the office and ministry, it contributes to smooth
         communication among national and local governments through the provision of basic services such as e-mail, electronic
         document exchange, bulletin board system, mailing lists and single sign-on and the active incorporation of ASP (Application
         Service Provider), the integral use of information spurred with information sharing, and the slimming and rationalization of
         administrative work processes.

              Promoting utilization of the Local Government Wide Area Network
          As stated in "e-Japan" and "New IT Restructuring Strategy" released from the Strategy Headquarters of the cabinet,
         LGWAN is set to play a pivotal role in Japan's e-government initiative: the Kasumigaseki WAN and LGWAN should be
         utilized, in principle, for administrative tasks requiring information exchange or sharing between the national and local
         government units, and the use of standardized, integrated systems should be promoted, in principle, by furthering
         integration into LGWAN.
          LGWAN is actively introducing ASP-based services as a measure to spread the use of a standardized, integrated
         system. As a nationwide service, national election, wellbeing information, security information, statistic information,
         geographical information, and electronic local tax return are among the services utilizing ASP. At the prefectural level,
         applications operated jointly by local governments are increasing, and electronic application / report, electronic
         procurement, electronic reception / approval, public facility reservation booking, automatic certificate issuance, and
         elderly health insurance for 75 and over are among them.

              Operating Local Government Public Key Infrastructure (LGPKI)
          By liaising among certification and registration authorities established by participating local governments, the
         Center works to ensure safety and stability in the tasks of these certification authorities, such as certifying the official
         tasks and the servers of local authorities, issuing of electronic documentation required for certification, certification
         verification services, and tasks requiring coordination with the Government Public Key Infrastructure (GPKI).
          Also, the certification authority for LGPKI applications acquired a verification report based on WebTrust for CA
         (Certification Authority *1) standards in July 2008. This means that the Web services of local governments using
         certified documents issued by LGPKI have been recognized as safe and trustworthy, so that users can enjoy
         secure communications.
         (*1)WebTrust for CA: The world's highest standard for certification authority, designated by AICPA (the American Institute of
             Certified Public Accountants) and CICA (the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants).

               Network Configuration of LGWAN





                                                                                          LGPKI           JPKI

                                                                  ASP                              GPKI

    About membership
 Members of the Center are provided with a wide range of services, including human resources training for local
government agencies and other kinds of support activities aimed at assisting local governments in promoting IT.

● There are two categories of membership. Regular membership is for prefectures, designated cities, special
  wards, municipalities, and unions or councils of local governments. Sponsor membership is for organizations to
  support the Center’s business objectives. Total membership as of September 1st, 2009 was 1,595 organizations.
● Please visit the Center’s website for details and information on membership requirements and procedures as
  well as services provided. (
● Please feel free to contact the Information Investigation Division for more details on membership requirements
  and procedures. Phone: +81-3-5214-8004.

     Directors/Councilors                         (as of September 2009)                                           Secretariat
President           Yuichi Komuro         Full-time position
Directors           Wataru Aso            Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture (President of National
                                          Governor's Association)
                                                                                                                         Secretariat Shunji Sugai Director
                    Tatsuo Yada           Mayor of Kobe City                                                       (Chief of Secretariat in charge of secretarial duty)
                    Masao Ishigaki        Mayor of Niimi City
                    Taiichiro Nishikawa   Mayor of Arakawa Ward
                    Fumio Yamamoto        Mayor of Soeda Town, Fukuoka (President of National Association                            General Affairs Division
                                          of Towns & Villages)                                                          ● Planning related to fundamental elements of the Center and
                    Kaoru Endo            Professor, Department of Political Studies, Faculty of Law,                     overall coordination of its operations
                                          Gakushuin University                                                          ● Adjustment of general operations planning, budget, and payments
                    Shigeki Saito         Director, Information Technology Promotion Agency, Japan                      ● Commendations and awards for IT officers, international relations,
                    Shunji Sugai          Full-time position                                                              etc.
                    Natsuo Toda           Full-time position
Auditors            Masuo Kaneko          Chairperson of Kagoshima Prefectural Assembly (President of
                                          National Association of Chairpersons of Prefectural Assemblies)
                    Yukimasa Gohon        Chairperson of Toyama City Council (President of National                                          Planning Office
                                          Association of Chairpersons of City Councils)                                 ● Planning the overall operation of LASDEC
                    Hiroshi Nomura        Chairperson of Village Assembly of Agematsu Town, Nagano                      ● Privacy policy and information security management for the
                                          (National Association Chairmen of Towns and Village Assemblies)                 Center
                    Makoto Akitaya        Full-time position
 Prefectures        Masayuki Miyazaki     Chief of Information System Division, Department of Planning and
                                          Policy (Aomori Prefecture)
                                                                                                                          Local Authorities Security Support Office
                    Kiyoshi Momose        Chief of Information and Statistics Division, Department of Planning          ● Provision of information on IT trouble
                                          (Nagano Prefecture)                                                           ● Assistance in strengthening and upgrading measures on
                    Kazuo Ishikawa        Chief of Information and Planning Division, Department of Regional              information security
                                          Development (Aichi Prefecture)
                    Tsutomu Maruo         Chief of Information Policy Division, Department of Cultural Life of
                                          Citizen (Shiga Prefecture)
                    Shuhei Shoji          Chief of Information Policy Division, Department of Planning and                 Research and Development Division
                                          Promotion (Okayama Prefecture)                                                ● Research on IT administration and local community IT
                    Akihiro Onishi        Chief of Information Policy Division, Bureau for Information                  ●Testing and demonstration of systems for e-local government
                                          Management, Department of Planning and Information (Ehime                     ●Practical collaborative study and research
                    Yasuhiro Yamato       Chief of Information Policy Division, Department of Commerce and
                                          Labor (Oita Prefecture)
 Designated Cities Takehiko Imai          Chief of Information Policy Division, Department of Information
                                          Policy, General Affairs Bureau (Sendai City)                                       Information Investigation Division
                    Takashi Oba           Chief of Information Policy Division, Bureau of Planning and
                                          Coordination (Chiba City)                                                     ● IT consulting, collecting and providing information
                    Shunsuke Adachi       Chief of Information Policy Division, Department of Planning                  ● Publishing a monthly magazine, organizing national IT
                                          (Hamamatsu City)                                                                management meetings and promotion fairs for local governments
 Cities             Kunihisa Kosugi       Chief of IT Promotion Office, Division for General Affairs,
                                          Department of General Aff airs & Planning (Fukagawa City)
                    Fumio Aiba            Chief of Information Statistics Division, Planning and Coordination
                                          (Akita City)                                                                         Education and Training Division
                    Yutaka Suzuki         Chief of Division of Information Statistics, Department of
                                          General Policy (Tokorozawa City)                                              ● Training and research related to IT promotion
                    Masakazu Teranishi    Chief of Information Policy Division, Bureau for Urban Policy                 ●Support for IT promotion training
                                          (Kanazawa City)
                    Toshihiko Yoshida     Chief of Division of Information and Disaster Management,
                                          Department of Planning (Tajimi City)
                    Toshihiro Oyama       Chief of IT Policy Division, Department for General Affairs                         Information Processing Division
                                          (Takamatsu City)                                                              ● Information processing for local tax
 Special wards      Ichiro Kuramoto       Chief of Information System Division, Department of Planning (Chuo            ● Information processing for local allocation tax, public finance
                                          Ward)                                                                           cooperation, and local administrative services
                    Yoshiyasu Matsui      Chief of Information Policy Division, Department of Planning and              ●Providing national machi and aza address files
                                          Policy (Bunkyo Ward)
                    Mikio Arisaka         Chief of Information System Division, Department of Policy and
                                          Management (Suginami Ward)
                    Takaaki Toriyama      Chief of Information System Division, Department of Policy and
                                          Management (Adachi Ward)                                                 Affiliated Organizations
 Towns and          Hisae Igarashi        Chief of General Affairs and Planning Division (Oguni Town,
 Villages                                 Yamagata)
                    Yoshihiro Kosugi      Administrative Division General Affairs Manager (Asahi Town,
                                                                                                                 Basic Resident Registration Network System National Center
                    Iwao Okamoto          Chief of Planning and General Affairs Division (Waki Town,             ● Operating the Basic Resident Registration Network
                                          Yamaguchi)                                                               System (and others)
                    Tsuyoshi Inamine      Chief of Information Policy Division, Department of General Aff airs   ● Operating the Basic Resident Registration Network System
                                          (Kadena Town, Okinawa)                                                   Promotion Committee
 Associations     Koji Nishimura          Chief Secretariat of OKAYAMA CYUOU SOUGOU JYOUHOUKOUSYA
 Academic experts Tatsuo Chaya
                  Morihito Fujitani
                                          Center President of Urban Information System
                                                                                                                 Local Government Wide Area Network National Center
                  Hideki Noboru           Professor, Faculty of Urban Science, Meijo University
                  Shigeki Suzuki          Executive Director, Japan Information Processing Development           ● Operating the Local Government Wide Area Network
                                          Corporation                                                            ● Operating the Local Government Wide Area Network
                    Kuniomi Takamori      Senior Executive Director, Institute of Administrative                   Committee
                                          Information Systems

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