HOMEIPA：Open Standards Promotion：About OSC
The Open Standards Promotion Center is an organization within the Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA), Japan, one of Independent Administrative Agencies 1 in Japan, and is operated under the budget of the Japanese government.
OSC has been established for the strategic coordination and promotion of various undertakings which affect international standards in July, 2011.
OSC promotes also undertakings of the promotion of neutral and fair procurements of IT systems of the government, promotes the improvement of the interoperability and propels the national undertakings to affect an international framework.
Independent Administrative Agency : Corporate bodies established pursuant to stipulations in Article 2 Paragraph 1 of the General Law for Independent Administrative Agencies for undertaking matters deemed essential to the interest of the general public.