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[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] The Building of an Internet-based Society toward 2030


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  • Lecturer: Murai Jun
    (Dean/Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)
  • Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required) Fully Booked
Dr. Murai is known as the “father of the Internet in Japan” and, outside of Japan, has also been called the “Internet samurai.” He will speak about the possibilities and challenges of the Internet in the world toward 2030.
Murai Jun (Dean/Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)Photo:Murai Jun
In 1984, Dr. Murai Jun developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET), the first-ever inter-university computer network in this nation. In 1988, he founded the Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE) Project, a Japanese Internet research consortium, for which he continues to serve as a board member. He also serves in many government-related positions, such as a member of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of the Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters) and a committee member of the Policy Council of the National Information Security Center in the Cabinet Office. He won the 2005 Internet Society’s Jonathan B. Postel Service Award in recognition of his vision and pioneering work that helped spread the Internet across the Asia Pacific region and the 2007 Funai Achievement Award from the Forum on Information Technology (FIT). He was also honored with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Internet Award as well as the Okawa Prize in 2011. In 2013 he joined the Internet Hall of Fame.