Jun Murai

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Jun Murai is an expert in the field of Computer Communications and Operating Systems. He is recognized as the Father of Japanese Internet.[1] He was instrumental in establishing the Japanese University Network (JUNET) in 1984. Murai is also the founder of the WIDE Project.[2] He is currently serving as Dean of Faculty and Professor of the Environment and Information Study at SFC, KEIO University in Japan.[3]

ICANN Involvement

Mr. Murai served on ICANN's founding Board of Directors from 1998-2003.[4] He was also appointed as Chairman of the Root Server System Advisory Committee.[5]


  • Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Keio University Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, 1979
  • MS Computer Science, Keio University, 1981
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Keio University, 1987


Jun has received several accolades from different organizations. His most recent award was the 2011 IEEE Internet Award in recognition for for his contributions in the development and deployment of the global Internet, especially in Japan and the Asia Pacific Region.[6] He has also received the following awards:

  • Funai Achievement Award from the Forum on Information Technology in September 2007
  • Jonathan B.Postel Service Award from the Internet Society, August 16, 2005
  • Personal Award from Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, USAGI Project: IPv6 Implementation and Verification, October 6, 2004
  • Personal Award from Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, KAME Project, October 2002
  • Personal Award from Minister for Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, June 1, 2000
  • The Best Paper of '90s Award, ISPJ, 2000[7][8]

Career History

Murai has previously held the following positions and membership in different organizations:

  • Executive Committee, 76th The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) (2009)
  • Vice-President, Keio University (2005-2009)
  • Advisory Member, IT Strategy Headquarters, (2000-2009)
  • Member, Global Agenda Councils, World Economic Forum (2008)
  • Member, Science Council of Japan (2008)
  • General Chair, SIGCOMM (2007)
  • Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing (2007)
  • Information Security Policy Council, Cabinet of Japan (2005)
  • Executive Director, Research Institute SFC, Keio University (1999-2005)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Internet Society (1997-2000)
  • President, JPNIC (1997)
  • Member, IAHC (1996-1997)
  • Member, IAB (1993-1995)
  • Chairman, Local Arrangement Group of INET92 in Kobe (1992)[9] [10]