The Multimedia Promotion Forum was founded in 1994, in order to meet the growing needs for a platform for open discussion and the sharing of information in the area of communications, i.e. next-generation communication network, mobile communications, and all others undergoing rapid technological change and globalization. The three founders, Dr. Tadao Saito (Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo), Dr. Keiji Tachikawa (Former President of NTT DoCoMo, Inc.), and Mr. Kenji Akiyama (Former President of Advanced Hightechnology Research Institute, Ltd.) felt the urgent need for a forum where participants can meet and interact with each other, irrespective of their industries or positions.
Earning the endorsement of diverse members of the industry, the academia,
the government, and the political world, the forum has broadened its activities