The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) of the International University of Japan (IUJ) was established in 1991, at the dawn of the digital society, and is now celebrating its 30th anniversary. As Japan and the world are confronted with dizzying changes and the need for constant transformation, GLOCOM has consistently promoted interdisciplinary research on politics, economics, and culture, as well as research on the nature of a new information society rooted in the development and spread of information and communication technologies.
GLOCOM is characterized by its activities to study the common issues of the digital society, such as the compatibility of “reliability” and “convenience,” as well as the uniqueness of Japan and its value creation. GLOCOM’s implementation activities, which promote the sharing of issues through the dissemination of research results, and the collaboration of stakeholders to solve them, are playing a new social role as a platform open to industry, government, academia, and the private sector, where people and knowledge are combined.
In recent years, GLOCOM has been engaged in interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral co-creation and co-progress for the digitalization of all aspects of society, from urban planning to education, disaster response, and cultural promotion, based on strategies and policies for data utilization.
GLOCOM will continue to contribute to the development of a sustainable economy and society through research and practical activities that contribute to the comprehensive social implementation of digital transformation in the future.
Ryoichi Matsuyama, Director
|Name||GLOCOM: Center for
|Location||2 Floor, Harks Roppongi Building, 6-15-21 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032, Japan
|Established||July 9, 1991|
|Major Activities||Interdisciplinary and comprehensive research activities and implemental activities for the solution and evolution of various issues in the information society|
|Number of Fellows||145 (Present as of April 2022)
The Center for Global Communications is a social science research institute of the International University of Japan (IUJ).
*Based on results from FY2018 onward / alphabetical order
CCC Marketing Co.,Ltd.
Chiba City (Chiba Prefecture)
COLLAGE ZERO Inc.
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Encourage Technologies Co.,Ltd.
FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
Fujisawa City (Kanagawa Prefecture)
Future Sessions Inc.
Genkai Town (Saga Prefecture)
GMO Internet, Inc.
Google Japan G.K.
Higashi-Shirakawa Village (Gifu Prefecture)
Information Industry Research Association
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST-RISTEX)
Japan Users Association of Information Systems
Joso City (Ibaragi Prefecture)
JTB OKINAWA Corp.
K&D CONSULTING Inc.
Kobe City (Hyogo Prefecture)
Kochi City (Kochi Prefecture)
Kumamoto City (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
MM Research Institute, Ltd.
Muroran City (Hokkaido)
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION
Nishinomiya City (Hyogo Prefecture)
NTT BizLink, Inc
NTT Communications Corporation
NTT DATA Corporation
NTT DOCOMO, INC.
NTT PC Communications Incorporated
Ofunato City Board of Education (Iwate Prefecture)
Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau（OCVB）
Okinawa Small and Medium Enterprise management Consultant Association
Open Knowledge Foundation Japan
RICOH Company, Ltd.
SAKURA internet Inc.
Sendai City (Miyagi Prefecture)
Sustainable open Innovation Initiative
Tanba City (Hyogo Prefecture)
TEPCO Power Grid, Incorporated (TEPCO Power Grid)
The Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan
Tome City (Miyagi Prefecture)
Yahoo Japan Corporation