Jun Murai

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Jun Murai
Jun Murai
Born29 March 1955 (1955-03-29) (age 68)
Alma materKeio University
AwardsInternet Hall of Fame (2013)
IEEE Internet Award (2011)
Jonathan B. Postel Service Award (2005)
Scientific career
InstitutionsKeio University

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".[1] 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.[2][3]

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.[4]

Jun Murai accepted the Knight of the Legion of Honour Medal from the French government on 13 February 2019.[5]


  1. ^ "INTERNET HALL of FAME PIONEER -Jun Murai-". Internet Hall of Fame, Internet Society. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  2. ^ 次期おかしら決定!! -國領二郎教授・村井純教授・徳田英幸教授に-. SFC Clip (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-07-22.
  3. ^ "Employee profile at Keio University website". SFC Clip. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  4. ^ "Jun Murai | Internet Hall of Fame".
  5. ^ "Remise de la Légion d'honneur au Pr Jun Murai de l'Université Keio".

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