Affiliated Projects

Affiliated Projects WITHIN Keio University


Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI)

KGRI was established in November 2016 as a result of an expansive reorganization of the existing Keio University Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC), and as a base to facilitate the further globalization of the university to become an international research university that can make positive contributions to the world. KGRI works closely with the related educational and research departments within the university to promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and disseminate the findings to the world, focuses on three research initiatives of Longevity, Security, Creativity.

Keio International Center for the Internet & Society (KICIS)

KICIS was founded to connect and communicate on a global scale with academia and research institutes around the world about the role of Japan in the expansion of Internet technology and policy.  

Keio Media Design (KMD) Research Institute

The Keio Media Design (KMD) Research Institute is dedicated to making real social and economic impact in addition to its academic contributions. Affiliated with the Graduate School of Media Design, the institute works with many domestic and international partners over a broad spectrum of research that spans security, IoT, service design, pop culture, creative education, sports, and other fields. The institute is also home to the International Virtual Reality Center (IVRC) and the Keio-NUS CUTE Center, a joint collaboration into interactive media research between Keio University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). The center has locations in Singapore and on Keio’s Hiyoshi Campus.

Cyber Security Research Center

Recent years, the safe and robust Internet becomes very important. This can’t establish with the cyber security technology but management mechanism, social system, and education. This Research Center was established to archive them and focuses on the following three issues.

1. Distributed Security Operation Center Technologies
2. Development of Trusted Identity
3. Development of education curriculum for cyber security We evaluate them with technical and social aspect.

Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology (KLL)

KLL aims to play leading roles in the betterment of society by utilizing wide-ranging research activities that contribute to the sound development of the world’s science and technology fields, returning Keio-born science and technology research results to society, and fostering highly talented scientists and engineers.

Internet Research Lab (Jun Murai Lab)

The Internet will drastically change the governance of the existing social system, its basic functions including law, justice, administration, education and social welfare and their respective roles. This laboratory aims to combine actual society with the Internet.

Internet and Society Laboratory

This research laboratory works in conjunction with various leading institutions by carrying out a comprehensive regime of research activities aimed at developing an open communication platform. This laboratory addresses the following types of issues:

– Standardization of digital technology
– Processing of intellectual property rights
– Contents distribution platforms
– Electronic commerce and behavior-targeting ads
– Privacy protection and information utilization
– Information security
– Safety and reliability of the information infrastructure

Data Management Creation Laboratory

This laboratory researches methods on how to integrate IT, analytics and design so as to nurture human talent able to handle such a new social system, in other words the nurturing of architects capable of handling and researching big data and data scientists that can implement information strategies within the new system.

Advanced Web Architecture Laboratory

The Advanced Web Architecture Laboratory performs research and dissemination activities on the basic technical elements in web architecture, for example: its use in epub and correspondence towards writing from top to bottom for properly handling Japanese culture; its application to hybrid broadcasts and TV terminals that are application examples of web browser technology other than computers; promulgation of digital signage as a platform. Along with this, the Advanced Web Architecture Laboratory will promote research on new architecture through industry-university collaboration systems in order to link physical space with cyberspace represented by WoT.

AI & Society Laboratory

It is possible to construct basic theories that conduct institutional designs based on the coexistence of technology and people as a premise, by realizing research for promoting the coevolution of society and technology by research groups integrating arts and sciences, and implementing this research will show the direction for creating future rules and institutional designs. Additionally, this consortium acts as a global base and aim to make proposals and examine systems needed to create leading-edge rules and social foundations.

Blockchain Laboratory

From the standpoint of academia, the research of applications not bounded by virtual currency is a matter of considerable urgency. To realize this endeavor, we need to pursue research on 1) verify blockchain technology’s safety & stability and develop related software, 2) construct verification foundations with development in various application fields, and 3) build a research network among global academia.

Related Organizations


Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE)

APIDE had its start four years ago as a research group at Keio University and will remain closely affiliated with the University. Its new status as an independent non-profit institution will provide needed administrative and organizational flexibility to engage effectively with stakeholders outside the academic community. APIDE expects to work closely with national governments in crafting new rules for the digital economy; to partner with companies in developing new business models, and to assist in mobilizing the educational resources of universities to support short and long-term training for the next generation of digital leaders in the region.

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

As a network of 50 leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, APRU is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century. APRU leverage collective education and research capabilities of its members into the international public policy process. The primary research areas include natural hazards & disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, population aging, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence & the future of work, the Pacific Ocean, and labor mobility. Keio University is one of the APRU members and Vice-President, Jiro Kokuryo, is the academic lead of APRU-Google Project on AI4Everyone and AI for social good. 

College of Arts and Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology engages in research and scholarship at the intersection of science, technology, the arts and humanities. The school seeks to have a positive, long-lasting impact on society and the world. CCRC is working closely with the research team leading by Bradley Fidler at CAL on cybersecurity.


ECHONET is a communication protocol designed to create the “smart houses” of the future. Today, with Wi-Fi and other wireless networks readily available in ordinary homes, there is a growing demand for air-conditioning, lighting and other equipment inside the home to be controlled using smartphones or controllers, or for electricity usage to be monitored in order to avoid wasting energy.

WIDE Project

Internet technologies are making a transition from an era of deployment and high speed to one of qualitative evolution. The realization of a diverse range of environments enabling correspondence in a variety of forms and situations is rapidly becoming a reality. Meanwhile, a more reliable social infrastructure, one that has its roots deep in our every day lives, is in demand more than ever. The goal of WIDE Project is the construction of a “Dependable Internet”, one that can be used by people from all walks of life in any situation with a sense of security. This enormous challenge cannot be taken on alone, but will require cooperation in research and development on a global scale. This is exactly where the significance of the information technology research network lies.