Special Session
KPRI International Symposium “Towards 8K, 5G Era”

November 20th (Wednesday) 15:00-17:30
Fujiwara Hiroshi Memorial Hall

Towards the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, a transmission system based on graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI-POF) was commercialized for the new 4K8K satellite broadcasting this year. It is also the 10th year that KPRI (Keio University Photonics Research Institute) was established as a base for the research & development of GI-POF adopted by the “FIRST Program” of the Cabinet Office. On this occasion, it is our pleasure to announce that KPRI International Symposium entitled “Towards 8K, 5G Era” will be held on the first day of the International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF2019).

Program (Simultaneous interpretation from Japanese to English will be available.)

Opening Remarks

Tojiro Aoyama, Vice President, Keio University

Complimentary Address

Hiroki Matsuo, Director General for Science, Technology Agency and Innovation Cabinet Office

Special Lectures

  • “Global data linkage and sharing for medicine”
    Makoto Suematsu, President, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
  • “How will “5G and Beyond” technology transform the world?”
    Motoyuki Ii, Senior Executive Vice President, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • “NHK’s New 4K8K Satellite Broadcasting initiatives and future prospects”
    Keiji Kodama, Director, Engineering Administration Department, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)

KPRI’s Vision

“GI POF towards 8K, 5G era”

Nitto・Keio University Optical Cable Joint Research Center

  • Toshiyuki Umehara, Representative Director, Senior Executive Vice President, and CTO, Nitto Denko Corporation
  • Yasuhiro Koike, Director and Professor, Keio Photonics Research Institute

Guest Speech(Consecutive Interpretation from English to Japanese will be available.)

David N. Payne, Director/Professor of Optoelectronics Research Centre, The University of Southampton (UK)


Closing Remarks

Eiji Okada, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University