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60th Anniversary - SIG Japan to discuss Internet Governance from July

As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), together with its group school Kyoto Computer Guraduate Institute of Informatics (KCGI), will hold SIG (School on Internet Governance) Japan from July 23, 2023 at KCG Kyoto Ekimae Campus (KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite) for five sessions until December.SIG Japan will cover a variety of topics including technical and legal aspects of the Internet, digitization and its necessity, illegal sites and Internet crime.Each lecture will be explained in detail by Professor Tateishi Toshiaki KCGI, Director of the Japan Federation of IT Organizations, and other experts in various fields.This will be an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the Internet and consider what the future of the Internet should be.

The event will be positioned in conjunction with the "Internet Governance Forum 2023 (IGF2023)" (October 8-12), an international conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan, and will mention the IGF to encourage more people to attend IGF2023.

Open to high school, vocational school, college and university students, and the general public.This is a hybrid online session, and participation is free of charge.Details and application are available at the URL below.
Information about SIG(Schools on Internet Governance) | Event | KCG Group 60th Anniversary Official Website

The KCG Group has established the first SIG (School on Internet Governance) office on campus in Japan.In April last year, a forum for young people was held at the KCGI Tokyo Satellite in collaboration with the International Committee of the Federation of IT Associations (ITF), Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA), Japan Unified Communications Carriers Association (JUSA), and other organizations to encourage student participation in Internet-related international conferences and to develop global human resources.IGF2023 is a global meeting organized by the United Nations for governments, the private sector, the technical and academic communities, and civil society to dialogue on public policy issues related to the Internet, and is being held in Japan for the first time.

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) was founded in 1963 as the first computer education institution in Japan.The origin of the "FORTRAN Research Group" was to start a "Computer Programming Workshop" for academic researchers at Kyoto University at a time when no university in Japan had yet established a department of information science.Since then, we have continued to build on our traditions and achievements, and this year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our founding.