Ceremony to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of YRP

A ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of YRP's opening in October 1997 was held in YRP on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, inviting two special guests, Mr. Shigeki Suzuki, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and Mr. Katsuaki Kamiji, Yokosuka City Mayor.20

More than 220 invitees attended the ceremony including the members of Congress, Kanagawa Prefectural Council, Yokosuka City Council, MIC, companies and organizations related to YRP, and the event ended in a great success.

At the beginning, awards were given by the City Mayor and Chairman/President of YRP R&D Promotion Committee, respectively, to those who had greatly contributed the establishment and promotion of YRP. Then, commemorative lectures were given by Prof. Sakamura, Toyo University, and Prof. Morikawa, The University of Tokyo, providing suggestions and indications for the future activities of YRP. The event also included tours observing demonstrations on research results by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and NTT DOCOMO, INC, and the guests also enjoyed the poster sessions of 11 university labs located in YRP as well as the exhibits in Exhibition Room on History of Wireless Communications.

After the ceremony, a reception was held as a good opportunity for the participants to exhcange opinions with each other and networking.

Photos of the Ceremony

Opening Remarks & Guest Speech

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Opening Remarks
Akio Motai
Organizing Committee Chairman
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Guest Speech
Mr. Shigeki Suzuki
Vice-Minister for Policy coordination, MIC
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Guest Speech
Mr. Katsuaki Kamiji
Yokosuka City Mayor
 

Part 1: Award Ceremony

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Award by Yokosuka City Mayor
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Award by Chairman and President of
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Part 2: Demonstration & Exhibition

◆ Demonstration by NTT DOCOMO, INC. ◆

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Lower-left: Mr. Suzuki, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, MIC, and Mr. Kamiji, Yokosuka City Mayor

◆ Demonstration by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)◆

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◆ Poster Sessions by the University Labs
in Yokosuka City Industry-Academia-Government Exchange Center ◆

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◆ Exhibition Room of the History of Wireless Communications ◆

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Part 3: Commemorative Lectures & Closing

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Prof. Ken Sakamura
Toyo University
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Prof. Hiroyuki Morikawa
The University of Tokyo
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Closing Remarks
Takehito Akimoto
Vice Chairman of Organizing Committee
 

Reception

◆ Opening ◆

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Prof. Dr. Hatori, Chairman of
YRP R&D Promotion Committee
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Reception venue "Roseteria" in YRP
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Dr. Hideyuki Tokuda
President of NICT

◆ Greetings by Award Winners ◆

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Mr. Hideo Sawada
Ex-Mayor of Yokosuka City
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Mr. Masaru Kotani
Ex-President of Keikyu Corporation
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Prof. Takeshi Hattori
Sophia University

◆ Closing ◆

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Mr. Kazuyuki Harada, President of Keikyu Corporation