************************* CPSR GROUP/PROJECT REPORT *October 17- Feb. 10 GROUP CPSR/Japan Board Liaison Shinji R. Yamane Officer information: Contact Name Shinji R. Yamane Address: Iwate Prefrctural University Faculty of Software and Information Science 152-52, Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate, 020-0193, Japan Chair Shinji R. Yamane Secretary Kazuo Fujimoto Treasurer Joichi Ito CPSR WebPage URL: http://black.res.soft.iwate-pu.ac.jp/~s-yamane/cpsr/ ( japan.cpsr.org is reserved. ) CPSR WebPage Editor(s): Shinji Yamane Date of Last WebPage Update: Jan 4 2004 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE GROUP HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORTING: I. CPSR/Japan was planning to send a member to WSIS during Dec.10-12 in Geneva, however, it was canceled unfortunately. II. Board member Joichi Ito has continued to provide the technical comment about Basic Residents Registry system. The governor of Nagano ordered an security audit and published the brief report in December. Joi sent a letter about the audit and it raise the public mention. (The Committee in Nagano is examining the test results and the final result is not yet published.) News articles in English: Test shows Juki Net not 100% hack-free http://www.asahi.com/english/nation/TKY200312170143.html Tanaka in fresh attack on Juki Net http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20031217a2.htm Nagano gov't hackers easily infiltrate 'Big Brother' network http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/archive/200312/16/20031216p2a00m0dm004000c.html Joi's comment in weblog in English: http://joi.ito.com/archives/cat_japanese_national_id.html III. In December, Board member Shinji Yamane translated the "Position Statement on the Use of RFID on Consumer Products", originally published in November and co-signed by several organizations including CPSR. http://black.res.soft.iwate-pu.ac.jp/~s-yamane/cpsr/jointrfid-j.html It will be useful resource for coming Japanese RFID guideline prepared by METI, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (http://www.meti.go.jp/). BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE GROUP MIGHT DO IN THE FUTURE: CPSR/Japan will held a small informal meeting with CPSR president Nathaniel Borenstein at Tokyo in February. COMMENTS FOR THE BOARD AND/OR STAFF We're lookng forward to the coming meeting with our president! -- Shinji R. Yamane Chair, CPSR/Japan ___________________________ Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) is the oldest non-profit, mass membership organization working on social impacts of computer technology. To learn more, go to http://www.cpsr.org To join, use http://cpsr.org/membership _______________________________________________________ cpsr-japan mailing list cpsr-japan@lists.cpsr.org https://ssl.cpsr.org/mailman/listinfo/cpsr-japan