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DITA User Association

This is a research organization for Japanese end-user organizations to share practical know-how regarding the introduction and operation of DITA.
The activities of this association are supported by DITA Consortium Japan.


  • Report and discuss research on predetermined themes at monthly meetings
  • Exchange information through exclusive social networking services (SNS) or email
  • Present the outcomes of research at “DITA Festa”, a seminar hosted by DITA Consortium Japan

Activity History

This association was officially inaugurated in July 2011.

Past Research Themes

– DITA Introduction Themes

  • Understanding DITA
  • Study of the advantages and disadvantages of DITA application

– DITA Operation Theme

  • Consideration of the outsourcing production cost for DITA introduction

Research Themes in Fiscal Year 2013

  • Requirements and usability of DITA content management
  • Indicators and measurements of the effects before and after DITA is implemented
  • Actual conditions of the manual preparation process with DITA
  • How to set topic granularity

Admission Fee


Admission Criteria

Any representative from an end-user organization that is interested in introducing DITA (*) is welcome.

*More specifically, the end-user organizations that meet the requirements below. Depending on the theme, a discussion may be held with vendors and other associated parties.

  • Your organization is not a vendor or sales subsidiary for DITA-related products.
  • Your organization does not create a business out of DITA-related services.
  • As a general rule, your organization allows you to make public the organization name and the fact that you are a member of the association.


Currently, the association consists of members from the following organizations:
(In random order)

  • SECOM Co., Ltd.
  • Nikon Corporation
  • NEC Corporation
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Brother Industries, Ltd.
  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Chairman)

Next Meeting

New entries and observation are accepted at any time.

Please fill out the information below and email it to the DITA Consortium Japan Secretariat at info@dita-jp.org.
We will send you the details by return mail.
If you have any questions, you can also contact us at info@dita-jp.org.

******* I would like to sign up for the DITA User Association. *********
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