Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan (GLOCOM)

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Masahiko SHOJI

Photo: Takafumi Matsumura

In order to tackle the mountain of complex social challenges, we need to take full advantages of our social resources like people, goods, money, and knowledge. For that, how should we communicate and collaborate each other?

I am interested in management and governance of communities. I am researching e-Government, local informatization , social media , and social innovations . How governments, corporations, and civil society organizations relates each other to overcome social issues? I am learning much from historic wisdom of communities and from cases of various communities of theworld like Asia, Europe and the U.S.

In addition, I have been consisting researches with social practices.
I take roles as the host of local SNS study group to study social networks of people in the communities, as the leader of the Open Knowledge Foundation Japan Initiative to support government's open data policy, and as a director of the Movements for Internet Active Users to represent interest of internet users toward the government's information communication technology policies like intellectual property rights.

Senior Research Fellow/ Associate Professor