Every four years, OpenID Foundation Japan has an educational meeting called “OpenID Summit Tokyo”. The next one is coming up on January 24, 2020. This year it will be at a brand new venue called Shibuya Stream Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. The schedule is as follows: OpenID Summit Tokyo 2020 Jan 24, 2020 @ Shibuya […]
The largest mobile operator in Japan, NTT docomo, which covers approximately 50% of Japanese population, started offering OpenID authentication on March 9. Every docomo user has an identifier called i-modeID. Using this, users can single sign-on to mobile sites using docomo handsets, making one-click payment and other authenticated actions. These kind of features fueled the […]
Japanese government opened an OpenID Enabled Policy proposal and discussion site.
The OpenID Foundation is pleased to share that OpenID Japan has launched with 32 members including merchants, portals, educational institutions, insurance companies, manufacturing companies, airlines, and banks. This announcement is significant for several reasons: The number and breadth of industries represented by the new members The use of OpenID by member companies for commercial transactions […]
Last week mixi, the largest social network in Japan, become an OpenID Provider for all of their fifteen-million plus users; one in five Japanese web users are on mixi. While they are another large OpenID Provider — which some argue is a bad thing — they are the first large OpenID Provider to also support […]