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The Japanese Internet: Visionaries and Virtual Democracy

Rimmer, Peter; Morris-Suzuki, Tessa


An examination is made of how the development of the Internet in Japan is likely to affect civic rights and the relationship between citizens and their government. This was undertaken to determine if the trajectory of Internet development in Japan, with its distinct locational and corporate biases, has followed the predictions of two prominent Japanese commentators: the visionary Kumon Shumpei who espoused an expansive international perspective that citizens will be transformed into 'netizens'...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Environment and Planning A


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