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New Spring Seminar


The 64th ICANN International Conference will be held at the Kobe International Conference Center and Kobe Portopia Hotel for six days from March 9 to 14, 2019, with more than 2,000 Internet professionals participating from about 100 countries. This will be the second time in 19 years that the conference will be held in Japan, the first being the 6th ICANN Yokohama Conference in July 2000. As a preliminary event for the conference, a seminar will be held together with the Kyoto Information Service Industry Association.

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The Internet has become a part of our infrastructure just like our utilities as electricity, gas, and water. It is now an integral part of our daily lives. However, the Internet still faces various challenges such as complying to the GDPR issued by the EU and measures against pirate sites in Japan. On top of that, finding solutions to deal with the Big Four tech giants (GAFA) and net neutrality which have connected the world and closed the distance between countries. In many ways, it is a challenge for all. We will discuss the Internet governance system, which people don't usually pay much attention to, and ICANN, which supports it, by using everyday examples such as YouTube and LINE. The issues will be discussed in an easy-to-understand way.

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  1. Date and time
    Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 16:00-17:40
  2. Location
    Kyoto Computer Gakuin, 6th floor Hall
    Address: 10-5 Nishi Kujo Teranomae-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi
    Tel: 075-205-5004
  3. Lecture
    “The Day the Internet Disappears – The good and the bad that support the Internet at home and abroad”
  4. Lecturer
    Toshiaki Tateishi
    Professor, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
    Managing Director and Vice-Chairman, Japan Internet Providers Association
  5. Capacity
    300 people. Registration tickets will provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  6. Fee
    Free of charge
  7. Sponsor
    Kyoto Information Service Industry Association
    Co-sponsored by
    • Kyoto Prefectural Technology Center for Small and Medium Enterprises
    • Japan Internet Providers Association
    • The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Computer Gakuin
    Supported by
    • Kyoto Industry 21 Foundation, Advanced Science Technology & Management Research
    • The Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Consortium for Information Society in Kyoto
  8. Registration
  9. Contact
    Kyoto Information Service Industry Association
    Tel: 075-693-6089
    Fax: 075-693-6090
  10. Registration Deadline
    Monday, January 21st 2019

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers): A private, non-profit organization founded in 1998 and headquartered in California, USA, which manages Internet resources such as IP addresses and domain names.

GDPR(General Data Protection Regulation): The European Union (EU) Privacy Act came into effect in May 2018.

GAFA stands for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon. There are concerns that the giant tech companies known as the Big Four or GAFA will monopolize the market by utilizing the vast amount of data collected through advertising and e-commerce. In light of this, a system in which penalties under the Antimonopoly Law are applied when personal data is improperly handled is being considered.