Japan

Urgent appeal against Japan's secret-protection legislation
Urgent appeal against Japan's secret-protection legislation 02 December 2013

APC members Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) and Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) are calling the international community to campaign against the State Secret Protection Bill, which is being promoted by Japan’s ruling party and hopes to pass this week, 6 December.

The Internet Governance Forum is the mother of all fora
The Internet Governance Forum is the mother of all fora 31 October 2012

The Internet Governance Forum – the 7th to be exact – will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 6 to 9. What most people don’t know, is that the IGF comes at the end of a series of continental IGFs. One of them, APrIGF, the third Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum, was held in Tokyo, Japan, in July. Full outcomes from the APrIGF will be presented at the IGF next week. Here is an appetizer.

Defining the commons
Defining the commons 31 July 2008

CC licenseClick here to watch the Identifying the Information Commons sampler from Day 01 and that of Day 02 of the iCommons iSummit. The excerpt was produced and put together by APC.au’s Andrew Garton. APC’s Australian member ison the ground in Japan to offer the world a glimpse of what the iSummit 08 is about and to produce the joint APC and iCommons micro-documentary, Nailing the Commons...

iSummit '08
iSummit '08 31 July 2008

Inspired by Japanese innovation and hosted in a city fast becoming recognised for its modern, creative, technology-orientated approach to business and public initiatives – this year’s iSummit will be a ground-breaking event that showcases pioneering approaches to furthering digital culture around the world.

Sapporo's open and free side
Sapporo's open and free side 29 July 2008

iSummit 08 PosterOn July 29, free thinkers and open culture activists from around the world gathered on Hokkaidō island, Japan. What is so free and open about this venue, traditionally inhabited by the Ainu People? The fourth edition of the global ICommons ISummit, reply those converging on the island’s city, Sapporo. The summit is set to “grow the commons” until August 1 and...

JCA-NET
JCA-NET 06 March 2008

Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) is a Tokyo-based network that aims at empowering citizen’s activities through the internet for peace, social & environmental justice and human dignity. JCA-NET aims to provide networking tools for NGOs and social movements, working closely with the AsiaLink, which is an Asiawide NGOs information and e-mail networks.

Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE)
Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) 05 March 2008

JCAFE aims to support the growth of civic activities on the internet by providing instruction and assistance in the use of information strategies and internet technology. JCAFE also aims to support the promotion and protection of the voices of the people on the Internet. These goals are key to the future success of civic activities online. JCAFE has been supporting non-governmental organisation...