Keio Media Design

Areas of expertise: Media Policy, Children’s Creativity, Pop Culture

Worked as the director of the rock band“Shonen Knife” before joining the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in 1984. Was the first in the government to be responsible for policy over the fusion of communications and broadcasting and for Internet policy. Also involved with the reorganization of the ministry under the Hashimoto reforms before resigning to move to the United States. Appointed visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab in 1998. Appointed executive director of the Stanford Japan Center - Research in 2002. Appointed professor at Keio University in 2006. Books and publications include“The Digital Signage Revolution”(Asahi Shimbun Publications, co-author), “Where the Fusion of Communications and Broadcasting Goes from Here”(Shoeisha), and“Digital Toybox”(NTT Publishing).

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