IZUMI AIZU is associated with Asia Network Research, and The Asia & Pacific Internet Association (APIA). In 1990, he organized first HyperNetwork Conference in Oita to anticipate the new generation of network society. In 1991, he joined GLOCOM (Center for Global Communications), at the International University of Japan, as Planning Manager, and in 1993 he joined the newly established Institute for Hyper Network Society (IHNS) as Research Director. IHNS has its main office in Oita, a local city in Kyushu Island, and is actively involved in building the community networking with grassroots citizens as well as local government of Oita under the Governor Morihiko's strong leadership towards building the information society.
1992, he started to study and promote Internetworking in Japan, giving
strategic advise to Japanese telecommunications companies such as NTT
and other private companies in information and media industries, and
national and local government agencies.
Further reading on Edge: "Japan Inc. Meets The Digerati".