PUBLISHING – Envision the Future of Publication on the Web

Presentation Group : Advanced Publishing LaboratoryPresentation Group Representative : Jun Murai (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)
    • Tokyo Midtown Tower 4F Conference
    • 11/22(Wed) 12:30 - 14:00
  • room3+4

Over the past 550 years, Japanese publishers have been distributing books and prints through bookstores, based on printing technologies. Currently, with an advent of digital media technologies, many aspects of “publication” is pressed to change.

In this session, we will explore the ways in which the notion of “publication” may be redefined and transformed, given the needs for changes out of traditional organizational settings and technologies. What are the on-going issues in the global context?

We hope to clarify the missions of the “Advanced Publishing Laboratory” through discussing the topics such as socio-cultural impacts of new technologies, standardization and accessibility.



*Updated on (Mon) 20th November 2017:
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Fumiaki Kobayashi will newly participate in this session.


  • Jun Ishikawa

    Professor, School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka / Project Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
  • Yoshinobu Noma

    President, Kodansha Ltd.
  • Jun Murai

    Dean, Graduate School of Media and Governance / Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies / Director, Advanced Publishing Laboratory
  • Fumitoshi Kato

    Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
  • Fumiaki Kobayashi

    Member of the House of Representatives / Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office)