Born in 1952 in Japan, Aizu spent his early professional life in printing
and international marketing industries before engaged in producing software manuals in early 80s. He started to promote the PC networking in mid 80s
and the Internet in early 90s. He joined GLOCOM since its establishment in 1991, an independent research center dedicated to the study of Information
Society He established Asia Network Research in 1997 in Malaysia and in 2000 in Tokyo to study and promote the use of Internet for development. His
research focus is the proper use of Internet in society, including policy and strategic issues, based on the end-user's viewpoint and values.
He is a member of At Large Advisory Committee of ICANN, International
Advisory Panel of Asia Pacific Development Information Program (APDIP) at United Nations Development Program) UNDP, and was a member of DoT Force by G8 representing Japanese NPO, and advisory member of Internet
Policy Program at Aspen Institute. GLOCOM has engaged the preparatory process of WSIS as an NGO including support work for NGO participation to Asia-Pacific
regional conference held in Tokyo January 2003.