No.12 (December 17, 2002)

Publications Committee Chair Shigehiko Suzuki
Second Lecture of 2002 hosted by the IEEE Tokyo Section

A lecture, hosted by the Tokyo Section, was held at Arcadia Ichigaya at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2002. The lecture, entitled "Mobile Technology and Business Management," was given by the invited lecturer, Mr. Kouji Ohboshi, advisor to NTT DoCoMo, Inc. The lecture covered a wide range of topics, including his personal experience in developing the "i-mode" service, a technical strategy for promoting mobile communications services, how to cultivate the ability of young engineers, and how to create markets to revitalize Japanese economy. A lively Q&A session followed (80 participants including 19 non-members).

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Third Meeting of 2002 of Tokyo Section Executive Committee

The Third Tokyo Section Executive Committee Meeting was held at 3 p.m. on Thursday October 10, 2002 in a conference room of NTT Advanced Technology Corporation in Otemachi. Items reported, discussed and approved included: the candidates for 2003/2004 Tokyo Section Executive Committee Directors, the financial statement for the end of August 2002, and the Sister Agreement between the Tokyo Section and the Boston Section. The signing ceremony for the Sister Agreement was conducted in Washington D.C, on Monday October 21, 2002.

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Fellows newly elected for 2003

The IEEE announced newly-elected Fellows for 2003. Across Japan, 33 members were elected.

New Senior Members in November

Senior Members updated were announced, which was the last update announcement this year. From all over Japan, 17 members were newly elected in November.

Recipients of 2003 IEEE Medals/Awards

The Recipients of 2003 IEEE Medals/Awards were announced. In Japan, Dr. Tadashi Sasaki (International Center for Materials Research) received Honorary Membership, Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu (National Institute of Informatics) received the IEEE James Mulligan Jr. Education Medal, and Dr. Kenichi Iga (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) received the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award.

Reference information

IEEE Sections Congress 2002

The IEEE Sections Congress 2002 was held in Washington D.C. from October 18 to 21, 2002. From the Tokyo Section, Secretary Keiichi Koyanagi, incoming Secretary Yuichi Matsushima and Executive Committee member Seiichi Takeuchi attended the Sections Congress. During the Sections Congress, the signing ceremony of the Sister Agreement between the Boston Section and the Tokyo Section was carried out, which will mark the start of a lively exchange between the two Sections.

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Second Meeting of 2002 of Chapter Operations Committee

On the afternoon of Monday, November 25, the Second Meeting of Chapter Operations Committee was held at Gakushikai-Annex in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, attended by representatives from 39 Chapters. The agenda included reports on the overall use of the Chapter supporting fund in 2002, reports on the use of the supporting fund by individual Chapters, and reports on the activities of individual Chapters. The meeting recognized the need for promoting effective use of the Chapter supporting fund and saw an active exchange of views regarding the operation of the Chapters. In 2003, the Chapter Operations Committee will be chaired by the current Vice-Chair Hajime Ishikawa, who will succeed the current Chair Akira Kurematsu.

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Notice from Tokyo Section Office

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