LPI-Japan was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Tokyo, Japan on July 28, 2000 to contribute developing IT professionals through its IT certifications in Japan. LPI-Japan brings together an active and committed community of companies, IT professionals, training organizations and volunteers to achieve LPI-Japan's programs.

LPI-Japan is recognized as the premier organization developing IT professionals in Linux, Open Source Software, and HTML5. Now LPI-Japan delivers the certification programs of PostgreSQL, HTML5, CloudStack, and OpenStack in addition to Linux. They are delivered in thousands of locations worldwide, in English or Japanese and with the support of sponsors, business partners, and training partners.



To provide a framework, industry leadership, and services with the goals of enhancing, developing (via our certifications), and furthering lifelong professional careers in Linux, Open Source technologies, and HTML5.


To become recognized as the organization that provides global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who pursue a career in Linux, Open Source technologies and HTML5.


Name NPO LPI-Japan
Date of Incorporation July 28, 2000 - Incorporated as a non-profit organization.
Address 7F BPR Place Kamiyacho, 1-11-9, Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0041, Japan


Chairman Gen Narui
Board Members
  • Atsuo Suzuki (NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.)
  • Chieko Takahashi (NEC Corporation)
  • Tomomine Suzuki (Hitachi, Ltd.)
  • Hisashi Hashimoto (Hitachi, Ltd.)
  • Masao Fukuchi (Fujitsu Limited)
  • Masahiko Nakano (Cybertrust Corporation)
  • Teruaki Marumo
Auditor Shinto Teramoto (Professor of Kyusyu University Faculty of Law)
Legal Advisor TMI Associates
Account Advisor Kato Tax/Accounting Firm


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