Government of Japan started accepting OpenID

Published March 9, 2010
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) launched a site called "IdeaBox", which solicits ideas for IT Policy widely. At the site, people can propose, discuss, and vote on policies. METI positions it as a network-based committee which is open to public. A similar site was operated last year from October to November and attracted over 1700 policy idea. This version of IdeaBox, launched Feb 23,  accepts OpenID so that one can login with the account from mixi, Yahoo! Japan, Livedoor and Google. It has various other social components so that one can also tweet about it directly from the site, bookmark it on delicous and hatena bookmark, etc. This initiative will run through March 15. Site Address: OpenID Enabled Japanese Government Site