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No.23 (October 31, 2004)
Publications Committee Chair Hitomi Murakami

IEEE Tokyo Section 2004 Third Commemorative Lecture Meeting

The Tokyo Section will host a lecture on Friday November 26 2004 from 14:00, inviting three lecturers, in honor of SEIKO Quartz-Astron Watch awarded IEEE Milestone(IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing) for its worldfs first commercialization of quartz wristwatch. As non-member participation is welcome, please inform your colleagues and friends who share interest in the lectures. Thank you.

Date and Time:@Friday November 28, 14:00-16:30
Place: Kogakuin University, Shinjuku Campus, 28th Floor, conference room 1 and 2.
Time Table:
1. 14:00-15:00@
Lecturer: Dr. Eiju Matsumoto(Lecturer, at Gakushuin Univ. and Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topics: Recent Exhibits at Smithsonian Institution
2. 15:00-16:00
Lecturer: Ms. Carlene Stephens(Curator, at National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)
Topics: From Little Machines to Big Themes: Clocks, Watches and Time on Display at the Smithsonian
3. 16:00-16:30
Lecturer: Ms. Maggie Dennis(Historian, at National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Lemelson Center)
Topics: Inventing Ourselves: Exploring Technology and the Human Body at the Smithsonian Lemelson Center

IEEE Tokyo Section 2004 Second Commemorative Lecture Session

The Tokyo Section hosted a lecture on Tuesday September 28 from 15:00 at Kogakuin University. The lecture entitled "A Career of Indomitable Challenges to the New Frontiers of Technology" was held by Dr. Tadahiro Sekimoto, former Chairman of NEC Corporation, who received 2004 IEEE Medal of Honor. His achievement of digital communications satellite, the contribution to IT research development and his technical leadership in C&C field were highly appreciated, and his conviction as technical expert, which has the background of being awarded many famous prizes, and his management philosophy which was cultivated by experience, impressed the audience deeply. He also talked about the education to cultivate the creativity, giving the message "Boys, be ambitious" by Dr. Clark.

Marker View of the Lecture

Students Exchange between Boston Section

The party visited Boston Section from Monday September 27 to Wednesday September 29, consisted of three students selected from Tokyo Section, three students selected from Japan Council, Nishihara Trustee and Miyanaga chair of JC SAC. This is the first step of the activity based on Boston-Japan sister Sections concluded in 2002. It becomes the historic exchange not only to Tokyo Section but also to Japan at large.
The three days itinerary was as follows;

Monday September 27

  • Visiting Harvard University guided by Ted Kochanski, vice chair of Boston Section.
  • Visiting The Museum of Science.
  • Visiting Boston city.

Tuesday September 28

  • Visiting MIT; introduce Tokyo Section, Japan Council, each Student Branches activities, exchange opinions, visiting campus.
  • A social gathering, introducing of some Student branch activities of Boston Section.
  • Participants; Ralpha Hect, Student Activities Coordinator for IEEE Boston Section, Mr. Bruce Hect, Professor Reif(EECS), and another.

Wednesday September 29

  • Visiting Boston Universiy guided by Professor Mike Ruane.
  • Visiting Tufts University, friendly talk with Professor Arthur Winston, President of IEEE, Professor Jim Schmolze, attend the lecture of Dr. Dina Q. Goldin, University of Connecticut.

These events are well managed enough to be significant. The Japanese students reported their impression that they could see the difference of the student activity between Japan and that of USA so that this experience will help their further activities, and also reported that they would love to have more time for exchange between students.

Marker View of the visiting

Eighth Meeting of Long Range Strategy Committee

The 8th meeting of Long Range Strategy Committee 2004 was held on Monday October 25 from 17:00 at the KDDI Iidabashi Headquaters Bldg. The necessity of Japan Council's being qualified as corporation was discussed for the establishment of IEEE JAPAN, and it is continued to be discussed at next Japan Council Executive Committee. Also making materials for lobbying at IEEE BoD being held on November 16, 2004, for the establishment of IEEE JAPAN was discussed.

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