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29 March 1955 (age 63)|
|Alma mater||Keio University|
Internet Hall of Fame (2013)|
IEEE Internet Award (2011)
Jonathan B. Postel Service Award (2005)
Jun Murai (村井 純 Murai Jun, born March 29, 1955 in Tokyo) is a Japanese professor and administrator known as "the father of Internet in Japan" and "Internet Samurai".He is a professor at Keio University. Murai is the founder of JUNET and founder of the WIDE Project. Murai graduated from Keio University in 1979 and received a Ph.D. from the same school in 1984. On October 1, 2009, Murai became the Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies.
Murai was awarded the 2011 IEEE Internet Award - "For his leadership in the development and deployment of the global Internet, especially across the Asia-Pacific region.” Murai entered the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013, recognizing his administrative and co-ordination efforts in establishing Internet connectivity in Japan, and serving as President of Japan Network Information Center. .
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