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No.22 (August 30, 2004)
Publications Committee Chair Hitomi Murakami

Announcement of the Candidates for Tokyo Section Officers and Executive Committee Members for Year 2005/2006

In accordance with the Tokyo Section Bylaws, we announce the candidacy of the following people for the Tokyo Section Officers and Executive Committee members nominated. They were nominated and approved at the regular meeting of Section Executive Committee held on June 18, 2004.
If you would like to nominate someone other than those listed below, please submit your nomination along with the signatures of more than 2% of Members(125) to the Tokyo Section Office by September 20, 2004.
In case there are additional candidate(s) nominated through the above-mentioned process, the ballots will be mailed to all the voting members by October 30, and these are to be returned by November 30, 2004. New officers and Executive Committee members will then be determined based on the voting result.

Candidates for Tokyo Section Officers
Chair Fumio Harashima President, Tokyo Denki University
Vice Chair Ryosuke Hata Executive Officer, Senior Vice General Manager,
R & D Unit, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Secretary Hideki Hayashi Fellow,
General Manager, Device Technologies Center,
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Treasurer Hideki Hashimoto Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science,
University of Tokyo

Candidates for Members of Executive Committee
Standing Committee Chairs:
Chapter Promotion Makoto Sato (Professor, Advanced Information Processing Division,
Precision and Intelligence Laboratory,
Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Fellow Nominations Shigeyuki Akiba (Director, International Network
Department, Network Engineering Division, KDDI
Membership Development Tetsuji ODA (Professor, School of Engineering, the
University of Tokyo)
Nominations Masahide Kaneko (Professor, Dept of Electronic Engineering,
Graduate School of Electro-Communications, The University of
Technical Program Toshio Miki (Managing Director, Multimedia Laboratories,
NTT DoCoMo, Inc.)
Publications Ryosuke Hata (Executive Officer, Senior Vice General
Manager, R & D Unit, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.)
Student Activities Ryuji Kohno (Professor, Professor, Electrical & Computer
Eng., Div of Physics, Electrical & Computer Eng., Graduate
School of Eng.., Yokohama National University)

Nomination is to be submitted to:
Tokyo Section Office
Nishi Shimbashi Kikaku Bldg. 8F
3-6-2 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Tel: 03-5776-7670 Fax:03-5401-3850

IEEE Tokyo Section 2004 Second Commemorative Lecture Session

The Tokyo Section will host a lecture on Tuesday September 28 from 15:00, inviting Dr. Tadahiro Sekimoto, former Chairman of NEC Corporation, who received 2004 IEEE Medal of Honor. As non-member participation is welcomed, please inform your colleagues and friends who share interest in the lecture. Please let us know your attendance by Friday September 17 at (Fumiko Sekiguchi) with your name, affiliation, and IEEE member number if you have. We will also accept on-spot-registration. Thank you.

Date and Time: Tuesday September 28 15:00-17:00
Place: Kogakuin University, Shinjuku Campus, 28th Floor, conference room 1 and 2.
Topics: A Career of Indomitable Challenges to the New Frontiers of Technology
Lecturer: Dr. Tadashi Sekimoto (Former Chairman, NEC Corporation) Chairman, Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies

Year 2004 Second Meeting of IEEE Japan Council Committee

The second meeting of the IEEE Japan Council Committee was held on Tuesday August 3 from 2pm at the Crystal Room of Fukuoka Recent Hotel in Fukuoka city. The meeting was realized with strong support by the Fukuoka Section.
The candidates of 2005/2006 Council officers were nominated by Nominating Committee Chair Koyanagi, and were approved. Secretary Matsushima explained the move of establishing new Section, namely Shinfetsu Section on behalf of the head organizer, and he proposed the financial support from the Japan Council. The proposed amount of 500,000 yen was approved. Treasurer Sezaki reported that the financial support to Kansai Sectionfs project of gIEEE Kansai Section Medalh which will be given to new Senior Members was approved. The project is one of the Kansai Sectionfs membership development and sustention activities. Chapter Operations Committee Chair Ishikawa requested each Section Chair to support for formation of new Section Chapters. Regarding IEEE Milestone program, proposal of the candidates from Chapters are recommended.

Marker View of the Meeting

Seventh Meeting of Long Range Strategy Committee

The 7th and first year 2004 meeting of Long Range Strategy Committee was held on Tuesday August 3 from 12:30 at the Crystal Room of Fukuoka Recent Hotel in Fukuoka city. The discussion was made on the schedule and preparation to realize the establishment of IEEE Japan. Followings are the points of discussion.
- Get some concrete information from Europe as there seems to be a move of establishing IEEE Europe.
- Make survey to decide the necessary of legal status for IEEE Japan..

Marker View of the meeting

Information Exchange and Social Meeting with Fukuoka Section

The Japan Council sponsored information exchange meeting with Fukuoka Section from 16:00 at the same place same day of the Council Committee meeting in Fukuoka Recent Hotel. Fukuoka Section officers headed by Chair Hiromasa Ikuno and its staff totaling 5 besides the Council Committee members attended the meeting which was presided by Secretary Miyazaki of the Section. Activities of Fukuoka Section with some details were first introduced. Fukuoka Section is actively promoting new formation of Section Chapters. One of the discussed topics was relation between Japan Chapter and Section Chapter. It was pointed out that relation of IEEE organizational units of Council and Section seemed not to be correctly recognized by Japan Chapter chairs, which sometimes caused conflicts between Section and Council chapters preventing smooth operation of Chapter activities. To solve the problem, necessity of publicizing right cognition of Japan Chapterfs role and Section Chapterfs role was discussed. Also, suggestion was made that the Japan Council should take some action to clarify the relationship between the two different organizational units. Another topic was on Student awards sponsored by each Section. Fukuoka Sectionfs student activities and Section sponsored student award were introduced, which were highly evaluated by other Sections, and information on various young awards sponsored by Sections or Chapters were exchanged. The discussions at the meeting were very informative to each Sectionfs representative.
At the party after the meeting, all the attendees enjoyed talking and exchanging views

Marker View of Information Exchange Meeting
Marker View of Social Meeting

Report of IEEE Region 10 Student Congress 2004

Region 10 Student Congress 2004 was held on July 16 through July 18 at Hong Kong University. Representing the student branches of Hokkaido Univ., Tohoku Univ., University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio Univ. Osaka Univ., Kyoto Univ., Ritsumeikan Univ., Kagawa Univ. and Kumamoto Univ. participation from Japan counted 12.
The following are the comments obtained from attendees:
The attendees had no alternative but to stay all the daytime at their accommodations, because Hong Kong was hit by a typhoon on July 16, the first day of the Congress . But, in the evening, presentation of each Student Branch was conducted in group.
It was meaningful to know a variety of Branch activities different from the ones in Japan, such as tennis tournament, barbecue party hosted by Student Branch. To successfully take up such kind of activities in Japan, it is necessary to promote publicity of IEEE organization and its activities. There are some Sections which have student branch representatives in its Executive Committee. If the introduction of student ExCom member could be realized here, there would be many merits in developing inter-communication among student branches and also in pursuing IEEE objectives with more extensive points of views.
Through the social events of the Congress and the friendly atmosphere, it was enjoyable and fruitful experience exchanging information with people of difference countries in Asia.
The experience would reflect in further development of student branch activities in Japan.

Marker View of Region 10 Student Congress 2004

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