YRP News English version - August 2021
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 Upcoming Event

The 24th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2021)

13-16 December 2021, Okayama, Japan

*Deadline for Paper Submission extended to 31 August 2021 

The 24th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2021) is scheduled to be held in Okayama City from December 13 to 16, 2021, co-hosted by Okayama University, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and the YRP R&D Promotion Committee (hereinafter called "YRP Committee"). The deadline for the full paper submission has been extended to August 31, 2021. *Online session(s) will be held considering the COVID-19 situation.


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 Hot topic

Received the Director-General's Commendation from the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications for “Info-Communications Promotion Month” in FY2021

1 June 2021

The Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), presented the YRP Committee with an award from the Director-General for the Info-Communications Promotion Month of FY2021 for its promotion of the Yokosuka x Smart Mobility Challenge in cooperation with related organizations, and for its significant contributions to the spread and development of information and communication technologies and human resource development.

The award is a great honor for all involved, and we will take this as encouragement to further contribute to the development of information and communications in the region.

 Event Report

Exhibited at Wireless Technology Park (WTP) 2021 

2-4 June 2021, Tokyo, Japan

*Online Exhibition on 9-30 June 2021 

The YRP Committee exhibited at the Wireless Technology Park (WTP) 2021, held on June 2-4, 2021, at Tokyo Big Sight Aomi Exhibition Hall (sponsored by Ric Telecom Co., Ltd.).

Although the event was held in the midst of the government's declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo as a countermeasure against the spread of COVID-19, the number of visitors to the venue exceeded the expectations of those involved, and many stopped by our booth as well. Read more..

 Report on General Assembly

General Assembly of YRP R&D Promotion Committee

11 June 2021 *Online meeting

YRP Committee held its FY2021 General Assembly online on June 11, 2021. The General Assembly opened with a greeting by President Katsuya Watanabe, followed by a guest address by Mr. Eiji Makiguchi, Director General of the International Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and a message from Mr. Katsuaki Kamiji, Mayor of Yokosuka City, who was unable to attend the meeting.

In the agenda, the activity and financial reports for FY2020 and the draft activity policy and budget for FY2021 were proposed and unanimously approved.