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Jun Murai

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Ph.D. in Computer Science. In 1984 he founded JUNET (Japan University UNIX Network), the first computer network in Japan. In 1988, he launched the WIDE (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment) project, aiming to develop and popularize internet networks. He paved the way for multilingual support in the early days of the internet, starting with Japanese. Murai is Special Advisor to the Cabinet and Advisor to the Digital Agency. He also chairs and serves on many other governmental committees, and is active in numerous international scientific associations. He was inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame (Pioneer) by the Internet Society, and is known as the “father of internet in Japan.”