Special Session on October 19
KPRI International Symposium: “POF and its Solution”

Keio Photonics Research Institute (KPRI) is a laboratory affiliated with Keio University’s Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology.

KPRI was founded in April, 2010 to carry out the research with the subject of “Creation of Face-to-Face Communication Industry by Ultra High-Speed Plastic Optical Fiber and Photonics Polymers for High-Resolution and Large-Size Display,” which is selected by Japan’s Cabinet Office as one of 30 “Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program).”

Since FIRST Program is aimed to advance the kind of leading-edge research and development that will strengthen Japan’s international competitiveness while contributing to society and people’s welfare through the application of its results, Professor Koike, Research Director of KPRI, is fully committed and devoted to KPRI program and activities to bring out the overwhelming results to the society with his unique and world-class photonics-polymer research and development.

KPRI (Keio Photonics Research Institute) International Symposium:
Special Session

Date 15:00 - 17:45 Tuesday October 19th, 2010
Place Fujiwara Hiroshi Hall, Kyosei-kan Collaboration Complex 2nd floor, Keio University Hiyoshi Campus.

(Site opens at 14:00)


Atsushi Seike, President, Keio University

Congratulatory Address

Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister

Keynote Lecture “Vision of KPRI’s R&D Activity”

Yasuhiro Koike, Professor, Keio University
Research Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute

Presentation “All for Patients: Group Empowerment by Personal Initiative”

Makoto Suematsu, Dean of School of Medicine, Keio University


Remote talk connected between Hiyoshi and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) “Lights of the Earth”

Coordinator: Jun Murai, Dean of Faculty of Environment and Information Studies,Keio University
Guest: Mamoru Mohri, Astronaut, Chief Executive Director of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Member of Science Council of Japan

Guest Presentation “Our World: An Innovative Perspective”

Demonstration of 3D High-Resolution Display by Photonics Polymer Technologies


Tojiro Aoyama, Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Exhibition of International Symposium by Keio Photonics Research Institute (KPRI)

Time and Date: Oct. 19 (Tue) 12:00 ~ 19:30, 20(Wed) 10:30 ~ 18:00, 21(Thu) 10:30 ~ 16:00
Place: Ground floor “Atrium” of Raiosha, Keio University Hiyoshi Campus

“The world of Giga House”

This is our future house. A large screen in the living room is not a television any more. It is a window connecting us with outside world. Experience it for yourself!

Road to “Giga Town”

Koike Laboratory has carried out photonics polymers research and development. Its history and future plans are displayed here. Please enjoy time travel with our exhibition.