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Internet and Society Laboratory

Date of establishment: April 21, 2010
Director: Jun Murai
Contact: Keio University Shonan-Fujisawa Campus Murai Laboratory
Tel: +81-466-49-1100
E-mail: junsec[at]sfc.wide.ad.jp

Objective

Today's global society faces an array of new issues with the advent of emerging Internet-related technologies. Contents distribution of electronic books, music, and movies, cloud computing and standards such as HTML5 are just a few examples. Against this backdrop, increasingly more importance is being placed on the presence of research centers that resolve technology, policy, and legal issues concerning the Internet and society on a global and comprehensive basis. Internationally, research institutes such as the Berkman Center at Harvard University, The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, and the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen are gaining influence through their research efforts related to the Internet and society. Now that a new global information society is about to take shape, there is a pressing need to establish a research organization in Japan that aligns itself with the aforementioned research institutions. This research laboratory will work in conjunction with those institutions by carrying out a comprehensive regime of research activities aimed at developing an open communication platform.

This laboratory will address the following types of issues:

  • Standardization of digital technology
  • Processing of intellectual property rights
  • Contents distribution platforms
  • Electronic commerce and behavior-targeting ads
  • Privacy protection and information utilization
  • Information security
  • Safety and reliability of the information infrastructure

Memberships

Name Affiliation
o Jun Murai Professor/Dean, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Laboratory leader, General direction
Jiro Kokuryo Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Sub leader, Information society design
James J. Foster Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Osamu Nakamura Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Studies on development and deployment of a global network
Fumio Shimpo Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Studies on information law
Motohiro Tsuchiya Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Studies on information policy
Keiji Takeda Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Studies on information security, privacy protection, and rights protection technology
Rodney D. Van Meter Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Studies on development and deployment of a global Internet
Tomohiro Ichinose Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Miki Akiyama Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Jin Nakazawa Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Tomoyuki Furutani Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Keisuke Uehara Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Takeshi Natsuno Guest Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Studies on Internet business applications
Masao Isshiki Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Studies on standardization of contents and webs
Catharina Maracke Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Studies on processing intellectual property
Kenji Saito Senior Visiting Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Studies on social adaptations of the Internet
Joichi Ito Senior Visiting Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Studies on global governance of the Internet
Akiko Orita Studies on ID management and user privacy awareness
Keiko Okawa Professor, Graduate School of Media Design
Studies on the Internet and education
Kenichi Shimomura Guest Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance