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2022 LMAG-Tokyo officers  (from left: Dr. Ohta, Vice Chair, Dr. Imai, Chair, and Dr. Hayashi, Secretary)

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News!

 

● Congratulations! A member of LMAG-Tokyo has been elevated to Life Senior in April, 2022, who applied for a senior member encouraged by a letter from LMAG-Tokyo Chair in Jan.,  2022.

● LMAG-Tokyo’s activities were introduced in IEEE life members newsletter (April Issue).

LMAG-Tokyo Newsletter (No.34) was published.

A Message to encourage applying for Senior Member (Life Senior) . (in Japanese) (Jan. 16, 2022)

● Congratulations! A member of LMAG Tokyo was successfully upgraded to a Life Senior member recently who applied for a senior member encouraged by a letter sent from LMAG-Tokyo Chair in July, 2021.

● Prof. Ken-ichi Iga won the second prize in R10 LM photography Competition 2021. The photo was on a VCSEL device in 1982. See details here.

● LMAG-Tokyo has been selected by the Life Members Committee for the IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Achievement Award. Each year only one, of our 100+, Life Members Affinity Group is selected to receive this recognition. The Award Dedication Ceremony was held in a hybrid form (onsite/online) on Dec. 10, 2021, at Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan.

Upcoming Event

A lecture meeting sponsored by the TPC and co-sponsored by LMAG of IEEE Tokyo Section will be held at 15:00 – 16:30 on June 30, 2022. The title is “Technology review of Cu interconnects for VLSI and Atom switch for industrial application” and the lecturer is Munehiro Tada, a recipient of an IEEE Fellow in 2019.  To register this lecture, please visit here (in Japanese)

Recent Activities

June 14 (2022) Evening Salon Extended (No. 5) sponsored by LMAG-Tokyo and co-sponsored by the TPC of IEEE Tokyo Section was held at 15:00-17:00 in a hybrid manner. The lecturer, Tadashi Takano, an IEEE Life Fellow, talked on a topic: “Space tourism is now going to start: What should we do in Japan?” He introduced and shared the present status and issues of space tourism in the world. After a short break, participants enjoyed discussions on what to do in the future from a variety of viewpoints such as reuse of manned space ship, special cloths design for passengers, communication systems required for space tourists and so on. Altogether 98 people (83 online and 15 on-site) participated in the event including 31 Life Members.

June 7 (2022) IEEE Japan Council hosted a Webinar (IEEE Engineering Spotlight) on the recent hot topic “A Big Adventure and Result of Hayabusa2”.  A Life Member of LMAG-Tokyo supported the planning of the lecture.
June 4(2022) A Webinar “IEEE Region 10 and You” sponsored by Tokyo Section YP, co-sponsored by LMAG-Tokyo was held on June 4. The speaker was Deepak Mathur, Director of IEEE Region 10.
April 25, 2022 LMAG-Tokyo Newsletter No. 34 was published. (Newsletter No.34)
March 12, 2022 IEEE Tokyo Section Educational Activities (Tokyo EA) conducted a Webinar entitled “My Personal Journey with IEEE” at 10 – 11 AM. LMAG-Tokyo co-sponsored this event. The speaker was Susan K. (Kathy) Land, past IEEE president.
March 10, 2022 LMAG-Tokyo 2022 General Assembly was held online and all reports and plans were approved. The number of participants was 26.

agenda(in Japanese)

Jan. 17, 2022 Welcome messages to new Life Members in Tokyo section were sent out from chairs of Tokyo Section and LMAG-Tokyo.
Dec. 25, 2021 LMAG-Tokyo Newsletter No. 33 was published. (Newsletter No.33)
Dec. 19, 2021 LMAG-Tokyo co-sponsored a Webinar “5G and beyond– The insider story” held on Dec. 19, 2021, from 11:00~12:30, organized by IEEE Tokyo Section Educational Activities Committee. Lecturers were Dr. Yufei Blankenship and Dr. Ajit Nimbalker. Detailed information is available here.
Dec. 15, 2021 A lecture meeting on “Looking back on Power Electronics research and development” sponsored by Tokyo Section TPC and co-sponsored by LMAG-Tokyo was held on line from 10:00 -12:00 on Dec. 10, 2021. The lecturer was Prof. Toshihisa Shimizu (Tokyo Metropolitan University, IEEE Fellow 2017). The number of participants was 52 including 42 IEEE members.
Dec. 10, 2021 The award ceremony for 2021 IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Achievement Award was held from 11:00 to 12:00 on Dec. 10, 2021 in a hybrid fashion at Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan and online (Zoom Webinar). To congratulate LMAG-Tokyo, 25 invited people participated in the ceremony onsite, 5 were invited online from oversea and other 20 people attended online to cerebrate LMAG-Tokyo. Dr. Toshio Fukuda, past IEEE President, presented the plaque to Dr. Hajime Imai, chair, LMAG-Tokyo.

Award Ceremony Participants and Dr. Imai, LMAG-Tokyo Chair, holding a plaque (center, front row)

 

Dec.7, 2021 We submitted an article on the 4th Evening Salon of LMAG-Tokyo to R10 Connect – Jan 2022 Issue. 
Nov. 18, 2021 The 4th Evening Salon on “Current Status of SiC Power Devices” was held onsite at 6-66 meeting room in Kikai-Shinko Kaikan at 15:00 – 17:00 on Nov. 18. The event aims to offer a place where all participants exchange their opinions on the provided topic freely while eating and drinking. The lecturer was Dr. Digh Hisamoto, IEEE Fellow, Technical Adviser, Research & Development Group, Hitachi Ltd. The event went very well and 17 participants enjoyed face-to-face discussions on the topic.

Nov. 4, 2021 A lecture meeting  was held on Nov. 4th. 2021, from 15:00 to 16:30 online. Prof. Hajime Asama of the University of Tokyo gave a talk on “Research on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems and Its Development”. The number of participants was 55 including 48 IEEE members. 
Oct. 6, 2021 A lecture meeting “Heterogeneously Integrated Membrane Photonic Devices) was held at 15:00 ~ 16:30 on Oct. 6, 2021 on Zoom Webinar sponsored by TPC and LMAG of Tokyo Section. The lecturer was Dr. Shinji Matsuo (NTT). The number of participants was 137 including 80 IEEE members.
Sept. 25, 2021 A lecture meeting “Artificial Intelligence, Big-Data Processing and their applications” was held at 13:00~16:30 on Sept. 25, 2021, using Zoom Webinar sponsored by LMAG Tokyo and LMAG Sendai, and co-sponsored by TPC of Tokyo Section . The participants were 219 including 131 IEEE members and 31 LMAG members in number.  The following 3 lectures were given: 

Lecture (1):   “Neocognitron: Origin of Deep Convolutional Neural Network” by Dr. Kunihiko Fukushima (Fuzzy System Laboratory)

Lecture (2):  “Fujitsu’s Artificial Intelligence Research for Bringing Credibility to Society”  by Dr. Akira Nakagawa (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Fujitsu)

Lecture (3):  “Possibilities and Challenges of Medical Big Data for Artificial Intelligence Applications” by Dr. Kengo Kinoshita (Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University)

Sept. 18, 2021 LMAG-Tokyo officers participated in the R10 LMAG Meet of 2021 online on Sept. 18. After the greetings from Mr. Asthana, R10 LMAC Chair, representatives from 13 LMAGs shared their activities and experiences. 
Aug. 6, 2021 A lecture meeting “Challenges and Future Vision of the Electric Power System” was held on Zoom Webinar sponsored by IEEE Tokyo Section LMAG and co-sponsored by the TPC at 15:00~ 17:00 on Aug. 6. The lecturer was Dr. Horoshi Okamoto, Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning at TEPCO Power Grid. The participants were 163 in number.
July 8, 2021 A lecture meeting “Contributions to a Sustainable Future through Power Electronics~Road to the first Japanese female IEEE Fellow in heavy industry~” sponsored by IEEE Tokyo Section TPC and co-sponsored by LMAG-Tokyo was held on Zoom Webinar at 15:00 – 16:30. The lecturer was Dr. Noriko Kawakami from Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp. The participants were 83 in number.
June 23, 2021 LMAG-Tokyo sent out letters to all Life Members of the section to solicit applying for senior member grade from both chairs of LMAG and MDC of Tokyo Section. If you have any inquiry about the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
June 9, 2021 A lecture meeting “Research and developments of communication antennas over fifty years” by Dr. Ken-ichi Kagoshima sponsored by IEEE Tokyo Section TPC and co-sponsored by LMAG-Tokyo was held on Zoom Webinar at 15:00 – 16:30. The participants were 146 in number.
May 20, 2021 An article on a commemorative lecture meeting held on March 5 related with IEEE Milestones was submitted to R10 Newsletter.
April 26, 2021 LMAG-Tokyo Newsletter No.31 was published.
April 22, 2021 The 4th LMAG-Tokyo board meeting was held online at 13:30~15:00 where issues on future activity plans were discussed. There were 6 participants, Dr. Imai, chair, Dr. Ohta, vice chair, Dr. Hayashi, secretary, Dr. Shigematsu, Tokyo Section secretary, Ms. Nishida  and Ms. Kato.
April 3, 2021 The 3rd LMAG-Tokyo board meeting was held online on at 15:30~16:30 where issues on future activity plans including vTools, award submissions, lectures,  newsletters were discussed.
March 25, 2021 Lecture Meeting “On the receipt of IEEE Innovation in Social Infrastructure Award and our current efforts on University Education” was held in a hybrid manner at Kikai-Shinko Kaikan at 16:15 ~ 17:45. The speaker was Dr. Masaru Kitsuregawa, Professor, The University of Tokyo. The participants were 66 in number.
March 25, 2021 LMAG-Tokyo Board Meeting #2 was held  right after the AGA where action plans for 2021 activity were discussed.
March 25, 2021 LMAG-Tokyo’s General Assembly was held online at 14:10 – 14:40.  The agenda is HERE .  The number of participants was 32 and all the agenda was approved.
March 5, 2021 A commemorative lecture meeting  on IEEE Milestone awarded to NTT Corp. was held online at 11:00 – 12:00 sponsored by IEEE Tokyo Section TPC and co-sponsored by LMAG-Tokyo. The IEEE milestone was “Physical Contact Push-Pull Technology for Fiber Optic Connectors”. Two lectures  were given. The participants were 271 in number.
March, 2021 An article on LMAG-Tokyo’s 10th Anniversary Symposium (held on Oct. 8, 2020) was published in  the LMAG Reports section of IEEE LMC E-Newsletter Vol.2, No. 1, March 2021.
Feb. 19, 2021 The first board meeting of LMAG-Tokyo was held at Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan to discuss 2021 action plans. There were 6 participants, Dr. Takano, past chair, Dr. Imai, chair, Dr. Ohta, vice chair, Dr. Hayashi, secretary, Dr. Shindo, secretary, Dr. Shigematsu, Tokyo Section secretary and Ms. Kato. Some members participated in the meeting online using zoom.
Feb. 16, 2021 An article entitled “All JC LMAGs Meet Online” was submitted to R10 Newsletter April Issue. The meeting was held online on Dec. 18, 2020 and organized jointly with four LMAGs (Kansai, Nagoya, Sendai and Tokyo) for the first time. The article in R10 Newsletter.
Feb. 1, 2021 An article on LMAG-Tokyo’s 10th Anniversary Symposium (held on Oct. 8, 2020) was submitted to March Issue of IEEE LMC e-newsletter.
Jan. 15, 2021 Welcome messages to new Life Members in Tokyo section were sent out from chairs of Tokyo Section and LMAG-Tokyo.

***  Summary of 2020 Activities

LMAG-Tokyo Newsletter

We publish 3 Newsletters per year to report our activities in detail.
*Latest one : Newsletter No.34  (April 2022)
*Link to past Newsletter publication

 

LMAG-Tokyo Officers

*Current and past  Officers

 

Group Meeting (General Assemblies, Lecture Meetings)

* Link to Past General Assemblies

* Link to Past Lecture Meetings

 

About IEEE LMAG-Tokyo

An IEEE Life Members Affinity Group is a local Unit of an IEEE Organizational Unit, constituted by IEEE members who have obtained Life Member status and established by petition, and concerned to represent and fulfill the needs of the local IEEE Life Members. A Life Members Affinity Group functions in a manner similar to that of a Committee of the Section.
IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Tokyo Section is the first LMAG in Japan Council founded in 2010.

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