Institute for HyperNetwork Society

Institute for HyperNetwork Society was established in March 29, 1993 under the auspices of Ministry of Public Management,Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (Formerly Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Formerly Ministry of International Trade and Industry).

The mission of this research institute is to articulate the fundamental structure and the dynamics of the hypernetwork society which is going to emerge in the21st century. The institute will actively engage in the promotion of realizing the hypernetwork society in practical ways to help improve the quality of life both in Japan and the world.

  • Oita Prefecture
  • NTT Data Corporation
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  • NEC Corporation
  • Fujitsu Limited


Business fields

  • Beppu bay conference
  • Workshop
  • Information community center
  • Hyper forum
  • Magazine hyper flash
  • Information moral seminar
  • Consulting for the informatization of the local government
  • Promotion of broadband network

Research fields

  • Informatization of the community
  • Information network for the disaster prevention
  • New technology on next generation network
  • Planning and operation of regional Internet exchange
  • Open source software
  • Information moral on information society
  • Information about the use of ICT education research
  • Internet governance
  • Cyber security
  • Hypernetwork society study meeting


PCnetwork(COARA), a computer conferencing system devised for future network begins; marks the start of talks over the "HyperNetwork"
HyperNetwork HIJI Conference (proposal for establishment of the institute)
HyperNetwork Beppu Bay Conference (open biennially)
Institute for HyperNetwork Society established
Trial run Oita prefecture's local multi-media
Planning of "Toyonokuni HyperNetwork's fundamental strategy" (assistance in the establishment and use)
Promotion on awareness into "Information moral" (enforce every year)
Research into "Information security in foreign countries"
Research into "Information security in foreign countries" Introduction proof "Practical use of Open Source Software in Tsukumi city"
Open Source Software use infrastructure development project
Two-way next-generation broadband technology for the application of new measures to expand areas of study
Satellite broadband infrastructure construction of standard model of the research carried out

For more information about the Institute for HyperNetwork Society , please contact:

Head Quarters

Oita Dai2 Sophia Plaza bldg. 4F, 51-6 Higashi Kasuga-machi,Oita City,
Oita 870-0037 JAPAN
TEL: +81-97-537-8180
FAX: +81-97-537-8820

Tokyo Office

Mansion Shimizudai308,4-11-18 Shimomeguro Meguro-ku,
Tokyo 153-0064 JAPAN