On August 21-26, the APRU- Association of Pacific Rim Universities is holding its second weeklong Summer Seminar on the Internet Economy at Keio University. This program once again brought together senior researchers and faculty on technology policy issues together with young government officials and executives responsible for Internet and Digital Economy policy in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 2016 Summer Seminar is part of a three-year program aimed at laying the foundations for an institutional framework in mobilizing the resources and expertise of the academic community in the Asia-Pacific region and to educate the next generation of leaders in countries where the Digital Economy is slated to have a major impact on ASEAN and APEC economies.
The Summer Seminar is sponsored by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) as part of the APRU Initiative on the Digital Economy as proposed by Keio President Atsushi Seike. It is supported by the Keio International Center for the Internet & Society, The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE), and the The Sasakawa Peace Foundation（SPF).
To open the seminar Keio University President Atsushi Seike welcomed APRU Fellows & Faculty to Keio and expressed his commitment to the program and goals of building continued dialogue throughout the region. Vice-President Jiro Kokuryo also provided welcoming remarks, alongside Sasakawa Peace Foundation Executive Director Junko Chano, APRU Director (International Secretariat), Keith Wong, and MIC ICT Global Strategy Bureau Director General, Yasuhiko Taniwaki.