The Multimedia Promotion Forum was established in 1994 through a progressive
merger of the “Forum on a Human-Centered Next Generation Information System”
(established in 1991) and the “Forum on Infrastructures of the Information
Society” (established in 1992).
Later, due to the demands to keep pace with the radical changes in the
communication network industry, it was decided upon that the “Forum on
the Semiconductor Industry in an Age of Reconstruction” (established in
1993) should be consolidated into the Multimedia Promotion Forum. And with
the consent of the chairman, Dr. Hiroo Toyoda, the enlarged organization
made a new start.
The number of meetings held by the forum now counts over three hundred.
Prominent experts in the industry, the academia, the government, and the
political world have participated to discuss and share a wide variety of
topics in the field of communications, including the latest trends and
technologies, relevant regulations and policies, and the role of Japan
in the international community.
■ACHIEVEMENTS OF PREDECESSOR ORGANIZAZATIONS (1991 - 1997)
|1991 “Forum on a Human-Centered Next Generation Information System” established.
(Chairman: Yutaka MATSUSHITA, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology,
1992 “Forum on Infrastructures of the Information Society” established.
(Chairman: Tadao SAITO, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, The University
1993 “Forum on the Semiconductor Industry in an Age of Reconstruction”
(Chairman: Hiroo TOYODA, Counselor, NTT Electronics Corporation)
■ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FORUM (1994 - July, 2004・・・)
※You can see each forum details from 2004 in Institute for secretariat
AHRI site.(It is only Japanese.)
|1994 “Forum on the Multimedia Promotion Forum” established.
(Chairman: Tadao SAITO, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
The Multimedia Promotion Forum now holds about three to four discussions
a month to keep abreast of the rapid developments in the communications
field, and to facilitate a free exchange of opinions for those in the industry,
the academia, the government, and the political world. The multimedia environment
is ever progressing. It will certainly be our greatest pleasure to contribute
in a “successful realization of the coming multimedia environment”, and
more broadly for a “sound development of the multimedia industry”.
■TRENDS IN THE COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND THE MULTIMEDIA PROMOTION FORUM
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