SIG Pre-gathering

Empowering Youth Towards “Internet We Want”

Japan 2023: the School on Internet Governance Japan 2023 and will hold a commemorative pre-event on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, the day before the Internet Governance Forum is hosted by the UN. Educators of information technologies and international experts will be present at this event to support the young people who are shaping the future of the internet through offering them a platform to share their perspectives regarding children's online safety. The event aims to promote collaborative learning while stimulating conversations about how to link these technological advances with the principles of a free and open internet.
Saturday, October 7th 2023
  • OPEN : 9:30AM / START:10:00AM
  • OPEN : 1:00PM / START:1:30PM (Schedule to end at 5:30pm)
* After the program is over, there will be a standing-style party event. We encourage you to attend this informal meeting.
Kyoto Computer Gakuin
Kyoto Ekimae Campus Large Hall on 6th floor (Address: 10 -5 Nishikujo Teranomae-cho, Minami Ward, Kyoto City, 601-8405)(access
English, with Consecutive Japanese interpretation
  • AM : Program
  • The target participants for the seminar and workshop are high school, technical college and university students.
  • Anyone is welcome to observe seminar and workshop.
  • PM : Program
  • Open to public
Attendance fee
How to participate
hybrid(in-person/online)*All programs, with the exception of the documentary film screening, will be delivered online, including the morning workshop.
AM : Program
  • The morning session starts with a warm welcome from the host and a brief overview of Japan local historical context and cultures Then, Cambodian youths and participants from Japan will participate at the workshop which is designed by Fujitsu Futures to inspire how youth think about digital rights and how to react to fake news and online bullying.
  • The workshop will end with the youths preparing their thoughts or suggestion that will be presented in the afternoon session.
In cooperation with: Open Development Cambodia
PM : Program
  • Keynote Speech: “Engagement in the Internet Governance Forum”
    Mr. Chengetai Masango, Head of Office, United Nations Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum
  • Documentary Film Screening
    "Terms and Conditions May Apply" [Trailer]Director: Cullen Hoback, International educational License: ROCO FilmsLocalization and Japanese Subtitles by Chieko Tamakawa,
  • Youth Session
    Presentations on Children Online Safety by Open Development Cambodia, students from and more Presentation by Dynamic Teen Coalition
  • Panel Discussion
    Tentative Title - “Principles of Internet Governance to Address the Rise of AI, Conversation on teaching practices overseas and Information Education in Japan”
  • Takeo Tatsumi, Professor, The Open University of Japan, / Vice-Chairman,Study Group on "Technology, Society, and Ethics", IEICE / Committee Member, Information Processing Education Committee, Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Toshiaki Tateishi, Professor, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics / Managing Director and Vice-Chairman, Japan Internet Providers Association/ Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Internet Content Safety Association
  • Members of Schools on Internet Dynamic Coalition
  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, SIG Founder and Prof. Emeritus University of Aarhus
  • Margaret Ndung’u Nyambura, African School on Internet Governance
  • Luiza Mesquita, Brazilian School on Internet Governance
Please note program may subject to change at any time without notice.
Organized by
School on Internet Governance at
Supported by
Japan Internet Safety Promotion Association (JISPA)
Internet Content Safety Association (ICSA)
Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA)
Japan Unified communications Service provider Association (JUSA)
Foundation for MultiMedia Communications
Privacy by Design Lab
10 -5 Nishikujo Teranomae-cho, Minami Ward, Kyoto City, 601-8405

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