OpenID Japan Launches with 32 Member Companies 1

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:

  1. The number and breadth of industries represented by the new members
  2. The use of OpenID by member companies for commercial transactions
  3. Collaboration between OpenID Japan and Liberty Alliance Japan
  4. An earlier survey by and Marsh Research of Japanese internet users found that 28% of knew about OpenID and 15% were using OpenID

Congratulations to OpenID Japan on these significant milestones.