History

1972 Opening of NTT Yokosuka Electrical Communication Laboratory (Renamed NTT Yokosuka R&D Center in 1986)
1986 Publication of “Yokosuka Intelligent City Plan”
1987 Establishment of the Yokosuka Research Park Concept Promotion Society (Renamed Yokosuka Research Park Promotion Association in 1991)
1991 Formulation of the Yokosuka Research Park Concept
1993 Formulation of the Yokosuka Research Park Implementation Plan
Establishment of Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc.
1994 Permission given for the development of YRP /Starts of construction
1995 Approval of YRP Center No.1 Bldg. as Facility2 (Telecom Research Park) stated in the Private Sector Resources Utilization Law
1997 Opening of Yokosuka Research Park
Establishment of the Yokosuka Research Park R&D Committee
Completion of the YRP Center No.1 Building and YRP Center No.2 Building
Opening of Optowave Laboratory Inc. (Currently YAZAKI Corporation)
1998 Start of activities of the Communications Research Laboratory, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Currently National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) in YRP Center No.1 Bldg.
Completion of DOCOMO R&D Center Building No.1, NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Opening of Panasonic Mobile Communications YRP Research Center
1999 Completion of YRP No.3 Building
Designation of YRP R&D Committee by the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office as a scientific body set forth in the provision of Section 30(1), Japan Patent Law.
2000 Yokosuka Research Park R&D Committee joined Asia-Pacific Telecommunity as an affiliate member and hosted 1st APT Training Course on Planning and Management of Next Generation Mobile Telecommunications.
2001 Opening of YRP Venture Building
Establishment of the Japan-China Mobile Communication Technology Forum (Currently Japan-China ICT Forum)
2002 Integration of Yokosuka Research Park Promotion Association and Yokosuka Research Park R&D Committee to be YRP R&D Promotion Committee
Opening of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
Opening of DOCOMO R&D Building No.2
Opening of YRP No.5 Bldg. (FUJITSU)
Opening of NEC YRP Technical Center
2003 Establishment of YRP Ubiquitous Communication Test and Research Forum via Test Bed (Test Net Forum)
Opening of KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc. YRP Research Center
Winning of the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication Award by YRP R&D Promotion Committee in the 2nd Conference for the Promotion of Collaboration among Business, Academia, and Government
Opening of DOCOMO R&D Center ANNEX-L Bldg.
Nomination of Yokosuka City as one of World’s Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2003 by World Teleport Association, Intelligent Community Forum with recognition of their support for YRP Plan, etc.
2004 Opening of NTT DoCoMo R&D Center ANNEX-R.
2005 Opening of YRP Personnel Training Center for Information Communications Security Winning of Japans Prime Minister Awards in the 4th Conference for the Promotion of Collaboration among Business, Academia, and Government by Dr. Ken Sakamura, Director of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory (Chairman of T-Engine Forum / Professor of the University of Tokyo)
2007 Opening of Alpha Systems Inc.'s Techno Center
2008 Opening of TELEC Yokosuka Research Center
2009 Establishment of Japan-China Mobile Business Promotion Committee
Establishment of Broadband Wireless Forum
2010 Approval of YRP as a preceding model as Specific White Space District
2013 Opening of NIFCO Technology Development Center
2014 Establishment of Wireless Smart Utility Network Promotion Committee
2015 Opening of NIFCO Head Office