Jun Murai

Distinguished Professor, Keio University

Jun Murai received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, Keio University in 1987, majored in Computer Science, the Internet and Computer Communication. He established JUNET, the first network in Japan connecting multiple universities, in 1984. In 1988, established the WIDE Project, a Japanese Internet research consortium. Has long been engaged in research related to Internet technology platforms, and is known as the Father of the Internet in Japan and in international circles as the Internet Samurai.

  • He is a Special Advisor to the Cabinet in Japan and serves on many other governmental committees and is active in numerous international scientific associations.

  • He was inducted into 2011 IEEE Internet Award / the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame (Pioneer) / 2019 the Knight of the Legion of Honor by the French Government / 2020 The NEC C&C Prize.