About us

Organization Outline

■Name JIPDEC ※"JIPDEC" is our formal English name, not an acronym. When we established in 1967, JIPDEC is an acronym for Japan Information Processing and DEvelopment Center, but when we changed our Japanese name in 2011, the "JIPDEC" became our formal English name.
■Establishment December 20, 1967
■Capital 3,999 million yen
■Budget 2,595 million yen (FY 2017)
■Number of Employees 100 (as of April 2017)

Board of Directors

President Tsutomu  MAKINO
Senior Managing Director Shuichi  KAWANO
Managing Directors Hirotaka  FUKUI
  Hiroshi  NARUMI
  Tetsuya  SAKASHITA



Roppongi First Building, 9-9 Roppongi 1-chome,
Minato-ku Tokyo, 106-0032 Japan


Names of Departments Activities of Departments
PrivacyMark Promotion Center
Operation of PrivacyMark® System
Electronic Signature and Authentication Promotion Center (ESAC)
Business certification through the authentication of electronic signature
Internet Trust Center JCAN
Registration and management of Standard Company Codes
Utilization of Digital Information Research Department Research on the development of a platform for the use of digital information
Public Relations Office Public relations

ISMS Accreditation Center (Affiliated organization)


Roppongi First Building, 9-9 Roppongi 1-chome,
Minato-ku Tokyo, 106-0032 Japan


Accreditation of ISMS/ITSMS/BCMS/CSMS Certification Bodies

History of JIPDEC


On December 20, 1967, Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC) was established as a nonprofit organization supported by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, now, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI) ,Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT, now, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) , and industries including computer industry. The main purpose of JIPDEC is to promote computer industry in Japan.

On September 12, 1968, Japan Computer Usage Development Institute (CUDI) was established by consensus of business communities. The main purpose of CUDI is to promote computer usage in business through promotion of advanced usage of computers and educational activities in Japan.

On March 30, 1970, Institute of Information Technology (IIT) was established to educate advanced level IT engineers.

CUDI and IIT was incorporated into JIPDEC in April 1, 1976.


In April 1984, Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination Center (JITEC) was established to administer the Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE).


In February 1985, Center for the Informatization of Industy (CII) was established to unify business protocols, architect industrial collaboration system and so on.

In June 1987, IIT was reorganized into the Central Academy of Information Technology (CAIT).

In May 1988, JIPDEC published "Guidelines for personal data protection in the private sector" as more personal information had been processed by computers in private sectors and concerns for the protection of personal information had been increased.


In October 1992, Japan Electronic Data Interchange Council (JEDIC) was jointly founded by 39 industrial organizations as a voluntary organization supported by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, now, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI), the Ministry of Finance (MoF),the Ministry of Transport (MoT, now , Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, MLIT), the Ministry of Construction (MoC, now,Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, MLIT).
The main purpose of JEDIC is to promote electronic data exchange in Japan.

In July 1995, JIPDEC was taken over works of STandardization of Excahnge of Product model data(STEP) from the Japan Computer Graphics Association and established the Japan STEP Promotion Center (JSTEP).

In October 1995, Research Institute For Advanced Information Technology (AITEC) was established supported by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, now, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to research advanced information technology.

In January 1996, Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan was established to architect common platform to realize and promote electronic commerce in Japan.

In October 1996, Japan Computer Emergency Response Center (JPCERT/CC) was established as a voluntary organization to tackle with increasing computer risks and organized by JIPDEC until year 2003.

JIPDEC established the PrivacyMark® System on April 1, 1998.

In July 1998, JSTEP was reorganized into Japan EC/CALS Organization (JECALS).

In April 2000, CII, JECALS were incorporated into ECOM.

In December 2000, Asia PKI Forum (APKI-J) was jointly founded by almost 70 industrial organizations to establish public key infrastructure in Asia.


In April 2002, JIPDEC officialy started the operation of ISMS (Information Security Management System) conformity assessment scheme.

In April 2003, JIPDEC was designated the official investigative body for the e-Signature Act.

In April 2006, the Database Promotion Center, Japan was incorporated into JIPDEC.

In September 2007, JIPDEC started the operation of ITSMS (IT Service Management System) conformity assessment scheme.

In March 2010, JIPDEC started the operation of BCMS (Business Continuity Management System) conformity assessment scheme.

On April 1, 2011, JIPDEC became a general incorporated foundation and revised its Japanese name.

In December 2011, The office was relocated to Roppongi 1-chome.

In April 2012, JIPDEC launched the JCAN Certificate service.

In July 2013, JIPDEC launched ROBINS - The Cyber Business Register.

Since 2015 JIPDEC works as a secretariat for IoT Acceleration Lab.
Japan's government puts IoT(Internet of Things) and AI(Artificial Intelligence) at the top of the ICT policy agenda.

JIPDEC is recognized as CBPR Accountability Agent in Japan under APEC CBPR system.
JIPDEC provides CBPR certification program since July 2016.

Our brochure

May, 2016 published