Urgent project - Lecture by Norbert Klein in Japanese
My life: beyond the information society
～World War II in Europe, post-war reconstruction, international cooperation, 10 years in Japan Introducing the Internet to Cambodia, the Internet Society and Governance～
Stories of tumultuous experiences
- 9 October 2023, 4:00pm-5:30pm.
- Hyakumanben Campus, Kyoto Institute of Information Science Address: 7 Tanakamonzen-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto (10 minutes from the IGF venue)
- Free of charge
- You can attend without registering, but there is apossibility of standing room only if the room is full.
Please register if possible.
- On-site only (no live streaming)
- Organised by
- The International Committee of the Federation of IT Organisations
Mr Norbert Klein.
Born 1934, aged 89. German nationality. Lived in Japan for 10 years from the late 1960s, including 5 years in Kyoto. During that time, he was an interpreter for a conversation between Kim Dae-jung and German politician Weizsaecker, and is a living witness to history. He has made significant contributions to the informatisation of Cambodia, including the introduction of the Internet and the implementation of Unicode for the Khmer script, for which he was awarded the Order of Merit by Prime Minister Hun Sen. He now lives in the countryside away from the capital Phnom Penh and supports one of the world's leading speciality pepper plantations.
Intention of the project
It is not often that Mr Klein has the opportunity to visit Japan, but we were able to arrange for him to come to Kyoto to participate in the IGF. Mr Klein, who grew up in a harsh political system and has since observed the situation in various countries from the perspective of information technology, has a lot to say that will be very useful to us today. He also speaks fluently in Japanese, so there is no need for an interpreter, and it is a great opportunity to hear him speak in person.