The Japan Task Force is chaired by Eikazu Niwano from NTT Corporation. All GlobalPlatform members are eligible to participate in this group.
The Japan Task Force is a forum for GlobalPlatform members with business interests in Japan to gather and discuss business and functional requirements of specific market sectors within the region.
The Japan Task Force works to:
Chair of the Japan Task Force
Mr. Niwano currently serves as a Producer in the R&D Planning Department of NTT Corporation. He is responsible for managing e-government and smart card projects across NTT group companies.
Since joining NTT, Mr. Niwano has undertaken research on distributed system architecture including smart cards at NTT laboratories. He was also the general manager of the Europe Office of the Information Sharing Laboratory Group, where he was involved in a number of European / international standardization activities.
He is additionally a NICSS (Next Generation IC Card System Study group) Fellow, sits on the Board of Directors and is the former Chair of the GlobalPlatform- NICSS Collaboration Expert Group, and serves as Chair of the SCP10 Task Force.
Mr. Niwano has served on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors since 2005 and is the current Chair of the GlobalPlatform Japan Task Force.
Interested in joining the Japan Task Force?