No.6 (August 24, 2001)

Publications Committee Chair Shigehiko Suzuki
Third Tokyo Section Lecture Meeting of 2001

The third lecture meeting of 2001, co-sponsored by Tokyo Institute of Technology, was held in the Multipurpose Hall of the International Exchange Hall of Tokyo Institute of Technology at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, with Professor Leon O. Chua of University of California, Berkeley as the guest speaker. In his talk entitled "Molecular devices, nano-circuits, and quantum computing, " Prof. Leon discussed the latest achievements in experiments of quantum physics based on nano-technology and how they will affect society in the near future. His lecture was followed by a lively question and answer session with the audience. (116 participants including 37 non-members)

View of Professor Chua's presentation

Notice of the Fourth Tokyo Section Lecture Meeting of 2001

The Fourth Tokyo Section Lecture Meeting of 2001 will be co-sponsored with Waseda University and held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at the Nishi-Waseda Campus, Waseda University, with Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione of Telecom Italia Laboratories, Italy as the guest speaker. For further information on this meeting, please visit the Tokyo Section's Web site using the following link:

Information on the Fourth IEEE Tokyo Section Lecture Meeting

Third Executive Committee Meeting of 2001

The Third Executive Committee Meeting was held in the conference room of NTT Advanced Technology Corporation in Otematchi, Tokyo on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 18, 2001. Treasurer Hori presented the financial report for the 2001 first half-year period. The committee also discussed ways to increase the number of members of Senior Member grade in Japan.

View of Executive Committee Meeting

From IEEE Tokyo Section Office

According to the July Membership Development Progress Report issued by the IEEE Headquarters, the total IEEE membership in the world reached 341,124 as of June of this year (annual growth rate of 2.4%), of which the number of Senior Members stands at 26,095. In Japan, 44 members were promoted to Senior Membership in recent 6 months.

  • The Tokyo Section encourages its members to seek promotion to Senior Membership. According to the bylaws, the candidate must have been in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years. There are two ways to apply for the Senior Membership.

    • Method 1: Apply by yourself (not through any nominator).
      You need three references.

    • Method 2: Apply through a nominator, who is a Senior Member or higher.
      You need only two references.

    The whole procedure can be completed on the Web site. For detailed information, refer to the following Web site:

    Upgrade Your Existing Membership

    We would like you to fill in the name of the Section which you belong to (e.g. Tokyo Section) in the "Nominating Section or Society" field of the Senior Member Elevation Form.
    The newly promoted Senior Member will be presented with a plaque engraved with his/her name and IEEE President's signature.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the Tokyo Section's office: mail to or

Reference information

Second IEEE Japan Council Committee Meeting of 2001

The Second IEEE Japan Council Committee meeting was held at Ruburam Ohzan, Nagoya on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 7. At this committee meeting, based on the decision of the previous meeting, the draft revision of the bylaws, increasing the term of elected officers from one year to two years, was unanimously approved. For the 2001 Election of Council Officers, the teller committee was organized. Also members of the Long-Range Strategy Committee were elected.

An information exchange meeting with the Nagoya Section was held after the Committee meeting, where constructive discussion was conducted on the subject of promoting student activities and Chapter activities.

Views of the Japan Council Committee meeting

The next IEEE Japan Council Committee meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 12, 2001 in Sendai.

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