Satoshi Narihara is an Associate Professor of information law at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University. After graduating from the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo and a senior researcher at the Institute for Information and Communications Policy, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. He has been studying information law, comparing US law, EU law, and Japanese law. His research focuses on freedom of expression, privacy and data protection, and legal issues of Artificial Intelligence. He has published his book, Freedom of Expression and Architecture (Keiso Shobo, 2016) and many other academic books and papers related to information law. He has received several academic awards including the Telecom Social Science Award (Encouragement Prize). During his stay at the Harvard Yenching-Institute, he will conduct a comparative study of the integrated governance of real and virtual worlds.