Events in Japan

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In Japan we've organized and exhibited a lot of events. This page describes some major series of events in Japan. Most of all Japanese events use Japanese as a common language, but non-Japanese speaker is also welcome. If you've been, or want to visit Japan, please contact organizers (or Naruhiko).

LibreOffice specific event series

We have some LibreOffice Offline meetings or Study Parties.

Kanto LibreOffice Offline meeting

The concept is "everyone can attend casually after their business," so mostly the events are held on business day nights (7:30 p.m.).
There are some seminars or workshops, but the main goal is making opportunity to gather LibreOffice related people. You are welcome to join since party time :)
You can choose variety themes to talk, discuss, or have workshop, from development to using how-to.
And each quarter of a year, we might have whole day events at weekends (now under discussion).
  • Japanese Resourses:
Kanto LibreOffice Offline meeting page of event site
Japanese Wiki

Kansai LibreOffice Study Party

  • Organizer: Shinji Enoki
  • Venue: mainly Osaka
  • Frequency: almost 3 months each
  • Detail:
The study party is sponsored by Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (LibreOffice users) providing their office space.
It held on weekends (mostly Saturday) and basically a seminar style. Most seminar is how to use LibreOffice from end-user point of view.

Kyushu LibreOffice Study Party

  • Organizer: Koji Annoura (to contact him, please mail Naruhiko).
  • Venue: Fukuoka-City (northern city in Kyushu area)
  • Frequency: almost 3 months each
  • Detail:
Kyushu is a hot place physically (because it is southern area in Japan) and virtually, about LibreOffice.
An organization, JA Fukuoka-city is a great user of LibreOffice. They sometimes give us good information from their actual experience in the event. Any other attendees love LibreOffice.
It held on weekends, sometimes next day of OSC Fukuoka (told below).

Lake Hamanako LibreOffice Study Party

  • Organizer: Mr. Sugimoto (to contact him, please mail Naruhiko).
  • Venue: Hamamatsu-city or Kosai-city (Shizuoka pref., by the Lake Hamanako)
  • Frequency: almost 3 months each
  • Detail:
Local government of Kosai-city uses LibreOffice now, and some users in Hamamatsu-city have gathered and started the events.
It is held on a business day night.

Tokushima LibreOffice Study Party

  • Organizer: Shinji Enoki
  • Venue: Tokushima-city, Tokushima-pref
  • Frequency: almost 3 months each
  • Detail:
for endusers and developers in tokushima
Local government of Tokushima-pref and Higashimiyoshi-cho uses LibreOffice
It held on weekends (mostly Saturday) and basically a seminar style. Seminar is how to use LibreOffice from end-user point of view ,LibreOffice development.

Non-LibreOffice specific (FLOSS general) events

Japanese community exhibit or have a talk so many FLOSS event in Japan. Unfortunately these events have no English page so here is summarized.

Open Source Conference (OSC)

OSC (Open Source Conference) is one of the most popular FLOSS event series in Japan. OSC has been convened in these 10 years in many cities all over Japan. Hundreds (to thousands in a large city, such as Tokyo or Kyoto) attendances at each conference have enjoyed various FLOSS talk and viewing exhibition booths. We've exhibited or had a talk almost 90% events :).

Name Prefecture 2016 Info
Date From Date To Venue Address Map
OSC Hamamatsu Shizuoka 2016-1-23 2016-1-23 Hamamatsu-city Civic co-working center 1-13-3 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka-Pref, Japan OSM
... (work in progress)
  • OSC Hamamatsu (Shizuoka Pref.)
  • OSC Tokyo/Spring (Tokyo, Hino-city)
  • OSC Tokushima (Tokushima Pref.)
  • OSC .Cloud@Osaka (Osaka, Osaka-city; Cloud-specific)
  • OSC Nagoya (Aichi Pref.)
  • OSC Okinawa (Okinawa Pref., Naha-city)
  • OSC Kansai@Kyoto (Kyoto, Kyoto-city)
  • OSC Shimane (Shimane Pref., Matsue-city)
  • OSC Hokkaido (Hokkaido, Sapporo-city)
  • OSC Hiroshima (Hiroshima Pref., Hiroshima-city)
  • OSC Tokyo/Fall (Tokyo, Hino-city)
  • OSC Fukuoka (Fukuoka Pref., Fukuoka-city)
  • OSC Oita (Oita Pref., Oita-city)
  • OSC .Enterprise (Tokyo, Shibuya-ku)

Here is a Japanese site.

Kansai Open Forum (K-OF)

Kansai Open Forum is well-known Kansai (eastern area than Tokyo and very important place in Japan; includes Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, ...) local event. Even if OSC has Kansai event, K-OF keeps different position and it is organized by really passionate Kansai local community staffs. Everyone loves the event. The dinner party of the event is the greatest time in it :).

Here is a Japanese site.