ION Tokyo

ION Tokyo was co-located in the same venue with the Japan IPv6 Summit on 17 November and Internet Week Japan from 18-21 November 2014. The ION Conference was on Monday, 17 November, from 9:30AM to 12:30PM.

Internet Week 2014 was an annual technical conference hosted by Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC), supported by a huge list of entities in the Japanese Internet community, including (but not limited to):

  • IPv6 Promotion Council (v6pc)
  • Internet Society Japan Chapter (ISOC-JP)
  • Japan Computer Emegency Response Team/Coordination Center (JPCERT / CC)
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
  • The Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA)
  • Japan DNS Operators Group (DNSOPS.JP)
  • Japan Network Operators’ Group (JANOG)
  • NPO Japan Network Security Association (JNSA)

ION Conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC, and Securing BGP, and TLS for Applications. Early adopters provide valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and bring participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

ION lets network operators stay ahead of the curve to understand and deploy emerging Internet technologies, and presents a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the Internet with the people who help craft it. More than a simple lecture series, ION events provide hands-on interaction with our speakers so you walk away with the answers you need to deploy new standards and technologies on your own networks.

Events bring together the best and brightest from the Internet industry to learn about the latest news, ideas, and technologies in a relaxed and educational atmosphere.

Agenda and Presentations

9:30 AMOpening Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

Presentation | Video
9:45 AMKeynote: Can We Go Back to the Original? A Return to the End-to-End Principle

The Internet has been evolving. One of the major reasons IPv6 should be deployed now is to restore the end-to-end principle of the Internet. However, as the Internet has changed dramatically in the last decade, returning to its original form is very difficult. In this presentation, I will discuss what is happening today and how we can best sustain and improve the Internet.

Dr. Shin Miyakawa (NTT Communications)

Presentation | Video
10:30 AMThe Business Case for Implementing DNSSEC

DNSSEC helps prevent attackers from subverting and modifying DNS messages and sending users to wrong (and potentially malicious) sites. So what needs to be done for DNSSEC to be deployed on a large scale? We’ll discuss the business reasons for, and financial implications of, deploying DNSSEC, from staying ahead of the technological curve, to staying ahead of your competition, to keeping your customers satisfied and secure on the Internet. We’ll also examine some of the challenges operators have faced and the opportunities to address those challenges and move deployment forward.

Dan York (Internet Society)

Presentation | Video
11:00 AMBest Current Operational Practices Update

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardizes the protocols and services that vendors implement and network operators are supposed to deploy and use. We believe there is an opportunity to better identify, capture, and promote best current operational practices emerging from various regional network operators’ groups. We believe sharing these documents across the globe would benefit the wider Internet community and help more operators deploy new technologies like IPv6 and DNSSEC faster and easier. Deploy360’s Chris Grundemann will give an update on this progress, discuss the status of BCOP efforts across the world, and give an overview of some of the documents in the process so far.

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

Presentation | Video
11:15 AMPanel Discussion – IPv6 in Asia Pacific: Untangling the Web

IPv6 has been available from the Regional Internet Registries for over 15 years. How do different types of organizations formulate their plans to deploy IPv6, and what’s taking so long? Will reliance on Carrier Grade NATs (CGNs) affect the development and accessibility of the Internet in Asia Pacific? Panelists will discuss IPv6 vs. CGNs: issues, problems and solutions. The discussion will also encompass panelists’ experiences deploying IPv6 in Asia Pacific; the technical, organizational, and political challenges they face, and the current status of their deployments.

Moderator: Tomohiro Fujisaki (Internet Society Japan).
Panelists: Miwa Fujii (APNIC); Toshio Hiraga (Sony Global Solutions, Inc.); Kaname Nishizuka; Akihiro Tsuru (KDDI Corporation).

Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3 | Video
12:15 PMClosing Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)


Photo archive is available here.


Miwa Fujii, APNIC Senior Advisor for Internet Development

Miwa Fujii, APNIC Senior Advisor for Internet Development, works to enable deployment of scalable and resilient Internet infrastructure networks in the Asia Pacific region. This responsibility includes the APNIC technical assistance program, and outreach activities in sharing knowledge and information among Internet stakeholders. Previously, Miwa served as the APNIC Senior IPv6 Program Specialist where she achieved many tangible goals in supporting IPv6 adoption among Internet infrastructure networks in the AP region.

Miwa regularly organises cutting-edge Internet technical programs at APNIC and other conferences to cater needs of the AP Internet community. Miwa regularly represents APNIC’s view on the transition to IPv6 and other technical topics at global IPv6 Summits, Forums, ICANN meetings, intergovernmental organisations such as APEC, APT, ITU, SPC and other conferences around the Asia Pacific region. Miwa also provides support for APIPv6TF in managing its Secretariat.

Tomohiro Fujisaki, Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

Tomohiro Fujisaki has worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) since 1990. His team joined 6Bone in 1997, and he has been studying IPv6 related technology since.

Mr. Fujisaki is the Chair of the Internet Society’s Japan Chapter (ISOC-JP), a board member of the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC), an acting chair of the IPv6 deployment committee of the Internet Association Japan (IAJapan), and co-chair of IPv4/IPv6 working groups of the IPv6 Promotion Council in Japan.

Chris Grundemann, Director, Deployment & Operationalization, Internet Society

Chris Grundemann (JNCIE #449) is the Director of Deployment and Operationalization at the Internet Society where he focuses on developing and delivering programs to foster the uptake and use of key Internet technologies. Chris is the author of Day One: Exploring IPv6 and Day One: Advanced IPv6 Configuration, as well as several IETF Internet Drafts and various industry papers. He is the founding Chair of CO ISOC, the Colorado chapter of the Internet Society, a board member for the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF), an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), an appointed member of the NANOG Program Committee (PC), Chair of the DLNA TC IPv6 Task Force, Co-Chair of the UPnP IPv6 Task Force, and a member of the CEA Pv6 Transition Working Group.

Chris also maintains a personal weblog aimed primarily towards Internet related posts typically focusing on network operation and design, tech-policy and the future of the Internet.

Toshio Hiraga, Distinguished Engineer, Sony Corporation

Toshio Hiraga is Distinguished Engineer at Sony Corporation, and the Senior Manager of the global network at Sony Global Solutions.

Mr. Hiraga has deployed IPv6 on the Sony global enterprise network since 2008.

Dr. Shin Miyakawa, Director, Technology Development Department NTT Communications Corporation

Dr. Shin Miyakawa joined NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) in 1995 as a researcher right after he received his doctoral degree in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since then, he has been working on the research, development and standardization of Internet Protocol technologies at the NTT Labs in Tokyo, Japan and Silicon Valley, California.

He now leads network and network security engineering teams in the Technical Development Department, R&D arm, of NTT Communications Corporation, a Tier-1 provider that runs one of the world’s top-ranked IP backbones.

Dr. Miyakawa is an active participant with the IETF and the author of several RFC documents such as RFC 3769—Requirements for IPv6 Prefix Delegation, RFC6888—Common Requirements for Carrier-Grade NATs (CGNs), and others. He is also a guest professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, a member of the Japanese governmental committee on the strategy for Information Security policy, and Sr. Visiting Researcher at the SFC Lab of Keio University.

Kaname Nishizuka, Network Engineer, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

Kaname Nishizuka has worked for NTT Communications Corporation since 2006. He worked as the network engineer for OCN (AS4713) and several other ISPs for six years. After the experience of designing and operating large ISP networks, he joined the network security engineering team in NTT Com’s Technical Development Department.

Currently, he is researching Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN) and its interactions with TCP/UDP layer and other recent applications.

He is a member of the Internet Society’s Japan Chapter (ISOC-JP) Programme Committee and actively participates in the IETF.

Akihiro Tsuru, Manager, KDDI CORPORATION

Akihiro Tsuru is Manager of KDDI CORPORATION. Akhiro has worked for KDDI since 2005 and has planned and designed the KDDI network. He has been designing IPv6 commercial deployment since 2008 and contributed to participation in World IPv6 Launch as the first Japanese ISP. His current interest is with extending actual usage of IPv6.

Dan York, Senior Content Strategist, Internet Society

Dan York is a passionate advocate for the open Internet focused on helping people understand the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist for the “Deployment & Operationalization” project helping create, curate, and promote online content that helps service providers, companies, and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC.

Separately, Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA). An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan is a dynamic and engaging speaker who frequently presents at industry conferences and events and has been blogging and writing online for over 11 years. Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.

Since the mid-1980’s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. His most recent books are “Migrating Applications to IPv6″ and “The Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks.” More information about Dan can be found at

Date and Time

Monday 17 November 2014


FUJISOFT Akiba Plaza

Yubinbango 101-0022, Chiyoda-ku
Kanda Neribei cho 3
Tokyo, Japan