Video: Makiko Shinoda (Multistakeholder Forum: A New Privacy Framework for Japan)

Multistakeholder Forum: A New Privacy Framework for Japan

Multistakeholder Forum: Makiko Shinoda (Tokyo Itoi Shigesato Office)

Tokyo Itoi Shigesato Office runs the prominent website “Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun” (, and Ms. Shinoda has driven the company’s transformation from the personal creative outlet of Itoi Shigesato to a unique, growing business. Her efforts led the company to win the Michael Porter Prize for best business strategy in 2012.

Prior to Itoi Office, Makiko built her business management expertise at the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (currently Shinsei Bank), McKinsey & Company, Novartis, and Nestle. She has a B.A. in Economics (Keio University), a Masters in International Relations (SAIS, Johns Hopkins University), and an MBA (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania).

The Keio International Project for the Internet & Society (KICIS) organized a conference to promote discussion on the future of privacy on the Internet in Japan. The conference brought experts on privacy concerns from abroad as well as multistakeholder representatives from various social and economic sectors in Japan. Discussion will focus on their questions, concerns and expectations regarding the new framework on privacy currently being drafted within the Japanese government.

Read the event report to learn more.