VLED is a organization to promote Open Data and Big Data.
This runs by governments and companies in Japan (KDDI, DENTSU, IBM Japan, NEC, NTT, Microsoft Japan, Hitachi, Fujitsu, MRI and so on).
I am a member of VLED, also a judge of this commendations.
VLED (and past org.) commendate excellent activities about open data every year since 2012.
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