Big Data 2013: Jun Murai

Topics: Professor Jun Murai Introduces Abe Administration’s New IT Strategy

Currently, debate on the implications of these new technologies and services are occurring within APEC and ASEAN as well as in bilateral contexts, but are slowed by the diversity of economic and political systems in the region. What mechanisms and tools are available to foster greater collaboration within Asia? Is there an opportunity — or risk for an emerging Asian consensus that will differ in some respects from that in the US and Europe or will the region follow trends and policies established elsewhere?


Professor Jun Murai serves as the director of the WIDE Project, and chair of the AI3 and SOI Asia Projects. His research focus is global computer networking and communication. In Japan, Professor Murai is known as the ‘Father of the Japanese Internet.’

He heads a number of key laboratories under the Keio Research Institute, including the Internet and Society Laboratory.