e-Government, Japan

  • Tetsukazu OkamotoEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3504-1



A governmental form actively employing information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the purpose of making governmental operation more efficient, improving the quality of public service delivery, and enhancing citizen access to government information.

Usage of the Term “e-Government” in Japan

There is no universally accepted definition of “e-government” (Yidiz 2007: 650). The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, for example, defined e-government as a new kind of rationalization that has been introduced in the public sector by the use of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) to provide citizen services, improve transparency and accountability in government functions, and allow for cost savings in government administration (UN DESA 2008: 2). As another example, a public administration scholar argued that e-government has become the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kansai UniversityOsakaJapan