A side event to APEC TEL Ministerial Meeting「The Way Toward Internet Governance Forum Japan」
A side event to APEC TEL Ministerial Meeting
The Way toward
Internet Governance Forum Japan
For the past few years the IGF multistakeholder model has spread through the proliferation of regional and national IGF processes. Regional and national IGFs have been held in Latin America, Germany, Finland, U.S., East Africa to name a few, and these meetings have been one of the notable successes of the forum and of validating the IGF concept.
In June this year the first regional IGF in Asia took place in Hong Kong. Inspired by this HK regional IGF, we are holding "The Way toward Internet Governance Forum Japan", the first multistakeholder IGF related discussions to be held in Japan. We hope one outcome of the meeting will be to the creation of a multistakeholder body to ensure that the Forum continues in Japan, not just as an annual meeting, but as an ongoing discussion of policy issues affecting the development and deployment of the Internet, and as a forum where we also listen to and learn from our colleagues in Asia Pacific and other regions of the globe.
Anticipating the next round of IGF to begin next year, we wish to join this important global effort, taking the opportunity of APEC TEL Ministerial Meeting in Okinawa to hold "The Way toward Internet Governance Forum Japan" as a preparatory event for IGF Japan. We welcome everyone to participate.
Taketsune Watanabe, Chairman, Japan Internet Providers Association
Oct. 29: 14:00 – 18:00
Oct. 30: 9:00 – 18:00
Social Networking: 18:15—20:20
Okinawa IT Shinryo Park
14-14 Suzaki, Uruma City, Okinawa, Japan
Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA)
Frontier Region of Multimedia Okinawa Initiative
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Government of Okinawa Prefecture
MIC Okinawa Office of Telecommunication
|Introduction to the IGF (09:00～10:00)|
|Triggered by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003, Internet Governance has been debated by the international community. We will hear reports from IGF participants about the background of the IGF, and updates from the 2010 meeting held in Lithuania in September this year.What is IGF?
Markus Kummer and Adam Peake, Senior Research Fellow at GLOCOM, International University of Japan
Report from IGF Lithuania
Panel Discussion: issues around IGF
|Critical Internet Resources (10:00～11:00)|
|This session will focus on Critical Internet Resources and topics such as IP Address and Domain Names, essential for the use of the Internet. Participants will discuss about the IPv4 address situation with less than 5% remaining available for allocation, and the introduction of IPv6 and associated challenges. The result of global ccTLD research will be presented, as well as and latest news on the introduction of new gTLDs and Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) TLDs.Overview of CIR Governance and IP Address Issues
Akinori Maemura, JPNIC
Update on the Task Force on IPv4 Address Exhaustion, Japan
Shoko Mikawa, NTT Communications
Report from the result of global ccTLD research
Keisuke Kamimura, Center for Global Communications, International Univ. of Japan
Introduction of new gTLDs and Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) TLDs.
Katsuhiro Ohigashi, Japan Domain Name Business Association
Panel Discussion, above speakers, moderated by Akinori Maemura
|Internet Economy and Cloud Computing Services (11:00 – 12:30)|
|Is “cloud computing” a buzzword or an opportunity that will fundamentally change how we access and use information and information services? Reports on cloud computing issues will be presented by experts from the US and Japan, followed by interactive discussion by the members of the panel. Reports from the authors of the “Internet White Paper in Japan” produced in 2009 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan will also be presented.Short presentations:
Merging cloud computing and PC
John Galligan, Director on Internet Policy, Microsoft
Infrastructures for cloud computing
Kevin C. Kahn, Senior Fellow, Intel Corporation, Takeo Shimojima, Vice President, NEC Biglobe
Cloud computing and network and ubiquitous environment
Mikihiro Nakayama, NTT Communications
Discussions will focus on:
John Galligan, Kevin C. Kahn, Takeo Shimojima, Mikihiro Nakayama
Internet as seen from the US
|LUNCH (12:30 – 13:30)|
|Illegal and Harmful Information and the Confidentiality of Communication (13:30～14:00)|
|While the Internet provides many benefits and convenience to the society, it also provides harmful and illegal information, and can pose threats for young people. On the one had, the public is calling for effective measures to counter illegal and harmful information, while on the other they are also expressing concern for the potential chilling effects any restrictions may have on freedom of expression and citizens’ right to access information; both rights guaranteed by the Japanese Constitution. Discussions will examine specific issues with comprehensive overview of the present, and the way for the future.Overview - measures against illegal and harmful information in Japan
Ryoji Mori, Attorney at law. Eichi Law Offices, LLC
Technology to counter illegal and harmful information and our challenges
|Guest Speech (14:30～15:30)|
|The first multistakeholder IGF event in Japan will be held in Okinawa. Speakers in the opening session will discuss why we need this debate now in Japan, why it is being held in Okinawa, and will explore the significance and future implications of IGF Japan.
|Special Speech (16:50 – 17:20)|
|Vision for Okinawa Special Zone for Personal Data Protection
|Conquering the Digital Divide and using the Internet (17:20 – 18:00)|
|Report from IT Frogs and Ryukyu Aid activities
|The Way Forward – Internet Governance in Japan (18:00 – 18:25)|
|As a wrap-up of the two-day meeting, all participants are invited to discuss of how our Internet governance efforts in Japan should be formulated to involve all stakeholders.
A video message
Jun Murai, Professor & Dean, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
“Way forward” - discussion by all
Moderated by: Adam Peake and Yoshihiro Obata, CTO/ Senior Vice President, eAccess
|Hiroya Izumi, Director, Computer Communications Division, Telecommunications Business Dept, MIC
Taketsune Watanabe, Chairman, Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA)
|Social Networking (18:15 – 20:20)|
|A social event to share ideas for the future of Internet while enjoying the history and culture of Okinawa.|
Access to the Venue, Okinawa IT Shinryo Park
There is no direct public transportation to IT Shinryo Park.
We suggest using special shuttle arranged by the organizer, or take a taxi.
From Naha International Airport
27 km, 45 min by Taxi – approx 6,000 Yen
From Capital City of Naha
20 km, 45 min by Taxi – approx 5,300 Yen
Shuttle bus services will be provided:
From the Naha International Airport to the venue and Daiichi Hotel
From Okinawa Prefecture Government office to the venue in the morning at 7:30
From the venue to the Okinawa Prefecture Government office via the Hotel Daiichi after reception
Please contact the organizer, JAIPA, in advance for more details.
Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
A special rate will be arranged by the Conference organizer. (approx. USD120 per night)
Please contact the organizer, JAIPA, in advance for more details.