Center for Global Communications,International University of Japan
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Masahiko Shoji is a Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. He is interested in the studies of Information Society, and has specialized in policy and governance issues that arise with information and communications technology. He has been engaged in a number of research projects on e-government policy, informatization in local communities, social media, and social innovations.
Mr Shoji received BA and MA degrees in Policy Studies from Chuo University. He is the leader of the Open Knowledge Foundation Japan Initiative (OKFJ), and one of the directors of the Movements for Internet Active Users (MIAU), Japan.
- Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Public Data Working Group [National Government] Member: 2012-present
- IT Strategic Headquarters, Taskforce for Electronic Administration [National Government] Member: 2010-2012
- National Museum of Ethnology [Osaka Japan] Fellowship Researcher: 2009-2010
- The Infosocionomics Society of Japan. Member of Steering Committee: 2005-present
- Information Communication Technology and Social Network in Local Communities, Senri Ethnological Reports, National Museum of Ethnology. 2012.
- Comparative Considerations of United States' and China's Reception of Twitter --Considerations of Mechanisms of Diversity of Information Societies, The Journal of Infosocionomics, Vol.5 No.3, The Infosocionomics Society of Japan. 2010.
This study analyzed local SNSs(Social Networking Services). A structure linking various civil society organizations and hobby circles may vitalize their activities. Autonomy in neighborhood small community and role of sub-elites are key to progres...
This research discussed activities of local revitalization using local social networking services. It is mainly based on the social capital theory, the governance theory, and the network science, etc. A lot of SNS is used to activate civil activit...
Despite the globalized information society, there is a great disparity in the United States and China. These two countries seem
become to be super powers in different sides of the information society in the future. In this paper, I focused on Twit...
This paper describes the legislative process of the “Children’s Internet Protection Act” in Japan, and specifically probes the relationship between various people and their behaviors from the viewpoint of Kingdon's “policy window” model. It was di...
This research is an investigation of reality of the situation of conditions of "regional social networking services" that increases rapidly from 2005 in Japan. I modeled a mechanism of "Local revitalization using regional SNS" based on the social ...
The journal of Information Science and Technology Association 65(12) 496-502 Dec 2015
In recent years, Open Data policies and movements continues to spread worldwide. This paper introduces the debates about the definitions of open data (especially the "Government of Japan Standard Terms and Conditions"), and latest policy trends of...
A big purpose to introduce RFID technology to airport systems such as an aviation baggage transit system is higher security for immigration control, and prevention of airplane terrorism. It is a feature, of this area. ASTREC (Advanced Airport Syst...
Open data is the most important policy in promoting open government. Japanese government issued "e-Government Open Data Strategy." It aims to advance government's transparency, public-private cooperation, and revitalization of the economy. Utiliza...