Landing Pad Tokyo powered by DMZ

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About Landing Pad Tokyo

Landing Pad Tokyo is a division of JIPA.

Name
Landing Pad Tokyo powered by DMZ
Established
April 1, 2020
Address
MK Building, 4-9-26 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002
Contact
info@landingpad.jp
Chairman
Hirotaka Inoue

JIPA

Landing Pad Tokyo is a division of JIPA.

Japan Industrial Promotion Association (JIPA) was established in May 1947 by Yosaburo Inoue, founder of Aichi Sangyo Co., Ltd., in
the hope of revitalizing Japan's manufacturing industry that was in complete collapse after the second world war. JIPA began its
operation for the purpose of developing SMEs' capabilities and promoting technological advancement and has been guiding and
enlightening SMEs on industrial technology. JIPA also helped SMEs introduce technologies from overseas. Since then, JIPA has been
involved in researching a wide range of new technologies and materials, disseminating information, and promoting technical
exchanges for companies of all sizes.

JIPA was approved to become an incorporated foundation for public interest (formally an incorporated foundation) as of April 1, 2013.

Chairman
Hiroyuki Inoue,
Chairman and Executive Director, Aichi Sangyo Co., Ltd.
& Former Vice President and Special Advisor, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce
Vice Chairman
Hirotaka Inoue,
President, Aichi Sangyo Co., Ltd.

Executive Team

HIROTAKA INOUE

Chairman, Landing Pad Tokyo

  • Vice Chairman, JIPA
  • President, Aichi Sangyo Co., Ltd.
  • Vice Chairman, TCCI Young Entrepreneurs Group

After graduating from Tokai University studying law, joined Aichi Sangyo Co., Ltd. in 1999. Entered the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic of New York University's Stern School. After graduation, took charge of Aichi Sangyo's new business sales. Assumed the positions of director and managing director and became president of Aichi Sangyo in 2013. Assumed series positions outside of the company including director of Shinagawa Tourism Association, member of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, member of Shinagawa Urban Tourism Plan Expert Committee, Vice Chairman of Industry Subcommittee of Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) Shinagawa Chapter, and Vice Chairman of the TCCI Young Entrepreneurs Group.

SHIN TAKEUCHI

Vice Chairman, Landing Pad Tokyo

  • President & CEO, NISSIN Inc.
  • Director/Adviser, Youth Div., National Federation of Small Business Associations
  • Former Chairman, Youth Div., Hyogo Federation of Small Business Associations

Completed master's degree at Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Keio University, specializing in mechanical engineering in 1999. Acquired Ph.D. specializing in plasma engineering at Department of Mechanical and Space Engineering, Tottori University in 2018.

At Nissin, took charge of research and development of various processes using plasma, and design and development of production equipment. Also got involved in the development of microwave components. Assumed the current position in 2007.

KIYOTAKA KATO

Executive Director, Landing Pad Tokyo
Director, Landing Pad Sagamihara

  • President, Surfclean, LLC. (established in 2005)
  • President, K-Square (established in 2018)
  • Lecturer, Salesian Polytechnic (since 2017)
  • Sagamihara Economic Exchange Coordinator (FY2019)
  • Coordinator, Sagamihara IoT Lab (since 2016)
  • Coordinator, Sagamihara Robot Implementation Support Center (since 2018)
  • EiR (coach) for Japan, DMZ

In 1993, completed the doctoral program in electrical engineering at Department of Science and Engineering of Waseda University. Joined the Semiconductor Business Dept. of Hitachi, Ltd., and worked as an engineer for developing the next generation mass production technology to develop multilayer wiring process. In 1997, joined KLA-Tencor in the U.S. and improved the yield of semiconductor device mass production lines deployed in the world as a yield management consultant. In 1999, started up K-Tech Research Co., Ltd., developed plasma processing technology for producing advanced printed circuit boards, and developed, designed, and manufactured the plasma processing mass production equipment. Successfully developed the plasma processing equipment to be used in the packaged boards for a major U.S. MPU manufacturer and used in the flexible boards mass production lines. Currently, engaged in developing the next generation technology and the next generation human resources.

CHIEKO BOND

Director, Business Development, Landing Pad Tokyo
Director, Landing Pad Tokyo Toronto Office

  • Conference/simultaneous interpreter accredited by the Canadian government
  • Translator
  • Representative of the City of Sagamihara in Toronto
  • EiR (coach) for Japan, DMZ

Graduated from Department of English Literature of Hiroshima University. After working for Mazda Motor Company, Ford Motor Corporation, and the Ontario Government Tokyo office, moved to Canada in December 1990. Became accredited by Canadian government as a conference/simultaneous interpreter and interpreted for prime ministers and ministers in bilateral and multilateral meetings and conferences including G7/G20 summit/ministerial meetings. Interpreted for negotiations of Japan/Canada agreements and working level talks. Worked in all continents excluding Australia at public and private international conferences, joint technology development meetings, IRs, and GMP audits. Currently representing the City of Sagamihara in Toronto to maintain and promote the friendship city relationship. Worked as a consulting translator for legal/risk management division of a multi-national company.

Supporters

  • Ontario Trade and Investment Office in Japan

    Ontario Trade and Investment Office in Japan

  • Ryerson University

    Ryerson University

  • DMZ

    DMZ

  • University of Waterloo

    University of Waterloo

  • Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

    Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

  • Sagamihara Industrial Promotion Foundation

    Sagamihara Industrial Promotion Foundation

Advisory Council

  • Kaoru Kurita

    KAORU
    KURITA

    Chief Director, JETRO Yokohama

PiRs(Professionals in Residence)

  • SHUJI  IKEDA

    SHUJI
    IKEDA

    Technology development, business, strategy, entrepreneurship

    PROFILE

  • TADANORI  YOSHIDA

    TADANORI
    YOSHIDA

    Patent, legal

    PROFILE

  • WAKAYUKI  KUBOTA

    WAKAYUKI
    KUBOTA

    Patent, legal

    PROFILE

  • NAOHISA  ASAKA

    NAOHISA
    ASAKA

    Production technology

    PROFILE

SYUJI IKEDA

  • CEO, tei Solutions Inc, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
  • COO, tei Technology LLC, Austin, Texas, USA.

Received the B.S. degree in Physics, PhD. in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1978 and 2003 respectively and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, USA in 1987.

Joined Semiconductor Division, Hitachi ltd., Tokyo, Japan in 1978, where he was engaged in R&D of state-of-the-art SRAM process and devices and worked on developing process technology for LOGIC, embedded DRAM, embedded Flash memories, and CMOS power RF devices.

In 2005, joined SEMATECH/ATDF in Austin, Texas, as a Director of Technology and developed scaled CMOS, non-classical CMOS, new materials and tools. In 2008, established tei Technology LLC in Austin and new business models and provided total (business/technology) solutions to the customers.

Also founded tei Solutions Inc., R&D foundry, in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan in 2010. His main focus is integrating emerging technology onto semiconductor manufacturing technology to create innovative products, including bio sensors, DNA sequencers, and various kinds of IoE devices. Holds over 200 patents in Japan and more than 70 patents in US, and is an author of over 50 technical papers in the field of SRAM technology and manufacturing including several invited talks and papers.

Chaired the IEEE Electron Devices Society meeting (IEDM) in 2002 as a first General Chair in Asia. Launched the EDTM (Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing) conference in 2017, which is to focus on manufacturing, especially in Asia. Got the EDS Distinguished Service Award in 2018. A fellow of IEEE.

TADANORI YOSHIDA

  • Patent Attorney
  • President, Dorait IP Law Firm
  • Specific infringement lawsuit counsel

Received M.S. from Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering of Waseda University. Joined Hitachi, Ltd. and was engaged in R&D of semiconductor manufacturing device and process at Semiconductor Div. After leaving Hitachi, entered Graduate School of Law of Waseda University and majored in Civil Code and Civil Procedures Law. In 2004, was admitted to practice as a Japanese Patent Attorney and worked in a patent firm in Tokyo. In 2011, established Dorait IP Firm. His main field of technical expertise include semiconductor devices, processes, and circuits, nano-technology, materials, chemistry, law, contracts (negotiations), and litigations.

WAKAYUKI KUBOTA

  • Patent Attorney
  • Junior Partner, Dorait IP Law Firm
  • Specific infringement lawsuit counsel

Graduated from Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University. Joined Mitsubishi Corporation and engaged in trading and investment at its chemical division. Joined another major patent firm in 2001. In 2006, admitted to practice as Japanese Patent Attorney. Joined Dorait IP Firm in 2020. Main specialty fields include foreign and domestic IP issues, contracts (negotiations), litigations and machinery and chemistry in general.

NAOHISA ASAKA

  • Naohisa Akasa, President, Asaka Engineering

Graduated from Electrical Engineering Dept. Of Hosei University. In 1978 joined Hitachi Electronic Engineering Corporation and worked at Musashi Works' Manufacturing Technology Dept. of Hitachi Ltd., overseeing manufacturing technology including construction, expansion, productivity improvement, cost reduction in factories of Hitachi Ltd., and Renesas Electronics Co. In 2008, became the head of the Technical Center of Semiconductor Solutions HQ, Hitachi High-Tech Fine Systems Corp. and trained and instructed young engineers. In 2014, became CEO of MK Solutions, Inc. and consulted in system development and manufacturing technology. Assumed the current position in 2019.

  • WAKAYUKI  KUBOTA

    WAKAYUKI
    KUBOTA

    Patent, legal

    PROFILE

  • NAOHISA  ASAKA

    NAOHISA
    ASAKA

    Production technology

    PROFILE

WAKAYUKI KUBOTA

  • Patent Attorney
  • Junior Partner, Dorait IP Law Firm
  • Specific infringement lawsuit counsel

Graduated from Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University. Joined Mitsubishi Corporation and engaged in trading and investment at its chemical division. Joined another major patent firm in 2001. In 2006, admitted to practice as Japanese Patent Attorney. Joined Dorait IP Firm in 2020. Main specialty fields include foreign and domestic IP issues, contracts (negotiations), litigations and machinery and chemistry in general.

NAOHISA ASAKA

  • Naohisa Akasa, President, Asaka Engineering

Graduated from Electrical Engineering Dept. Of Hosei University. In 1978 joined Hitachi Electronic Engineering Corporation and worked at Musashi Works' Manufacturing Technology Dept. of Hitachi Ltd., overseeing manufacturing technology including construction, expansion, productivity improvement, cost reduction in factories of Hitachi Ltd., and Renesas Electronics Co. In 2008, became the head of the Technical Center of Semiconductor Solutions HQ, Hitachi High-Tech Fine Systems Corp. and trained and instructed young engineers. In 2014, became CEO of MK Solutions, Inc. and consulted in system development and manufacturing technology. Assumed the current position in 2019.

  • JYUNICHI  IDESAWA

    JYUNICHI
    IDESAWA

    AI, entrepreneurship

    PROFILE

  • KIYOTAKA  KATO

    KIYOTAKA
    KATO

    Technology development, business, strategy, entrepreneurship

    PROFILE

  • CHIEKO  BOND

    CHIEKO
    BOND

    Business development, negotiation, communication, Canada

    PROFILE

JYUNICHI IDESAWA

  • Representative Director / CEO

In 2004, received Waseda University Business Contest “Waseda Venture Gate” Grand Prize.

In March 2008

In 2008, graduated from Waseda University Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of Precision Mechanical Engineering.

In 2016, established and became the CEO of AISing Ltd.

KIYOTAKA KATO

  • PhD, Executive Director, Landing Pad Tokyo & Director, Landing Pad Sagamihara
  • President, Surfclean, LLC. (established in 2005)
  • President, K-Square (established in 2018)
  • Lecturer, Salesian Polytechnic (since 2017)
  • Sagamihara Economic Exchange Coordinator (FY2019)
  • Coordinator, Sagamihara IoT Lab (since 2016)
  • Coordinator, Sagamihara Robot Implementation Support Center (since 2018)
  • EiR (coach) for Japan, DMZ

In 1993, completed the doctoral program in electrical engineering at Department of Science and Engineering of Waseda University. Joined the Semiconductor Business Dept. of Hitachi, Ltd., and worked as an engineer for developing the next generation mass production technology to develop multilayer wiring process. In 1997, joined KLA-Tencor in the U.S. and improved the yield of semiconductor device mass production lines deployed in the world as a yield management consultant. In 1999, started up K-Tech Research Co., Ltd., developed plasma processing technology for producing advanced printed circuit boards, and developed, designed, and manufactured the plasma processing mass production equipment. Successfully developed the plasma processing equipment to be used in the packaged boards for a major U.S. MPU manufacturer and used in the flexible boards mass production lines. Currently, engaged in developing the next generation technology and the next generation human resources.

CHIEKO BOND

  • Director, Business Development, Landing Pad Tokyo,
  • Director, Landing Pad Tokyo Toronto Office
  • Conference/simultaneous interpreter accredited by the Canadian government
  • Translator
  • Representative of the City of Sagamihara in Toronto
  • EiR (coach) for Japan, DMZ

Graduated from Department of English Literature of Hiroshima University. After working for Mazda Motor Company, Ford Motor Corporation, and the Ontario Government Tokyo office, moved to Canada in December 1990. Became accredited by Canadian government as a conference/simultaneous interpreter and interpreted for prime ministers and ministers in bilateral and multilateral meetings and conferences including G7/G20 summit/ministerial meetings. Interpreted for negotiations of Japan/Canada agreements and working level talks. Worked in all continents excluding Australia at public and private international conferences, joint technology development meetings, IRs, and GMP audits. Currently representing the City of Sagamihara in Toronto to maintain and promote the friendship city relationship. Worked as a consulting translator for legal/risk management division of a multi-national company.

  • CHIEKO  BOND

    CHIEKO
    BOND

    Business development, negotiation, communication, Canada

    PROFILE

CHIEKO BOND

  • Director, Business Development, Landing Pad Tokyo,
  • Director, Landing Pad Tokyo Toronto Office
  • Conference/simultaneous interpreter accredited by the Canadian government
  • Translator
  • Representative of the City of Sagamihara in Toronto
  • EiR (coach) for Japan, DMZ

Graduated from Department of English Literature of Hiroshima University. After working for Mazda Motor Company, Ford Motor Corporation, and the Ontario Government Tokyo office, moved to Canada in December 1990. Became accredited by Canadian government as a conference/simultaneous interpreter and interpreted for prime ministers and ministers in bilateral and multilateral meetings and conferences including G7/G20 summit/ministerial meetings. Interpreted for negotiations of Japan/Canada agreements and working level talks. Worked in all continents excluding Australia at public and private international conferences, joint technology development meetings, IRs, and GMP audits. Currently representing the City of Sagamihara in Toronto to maintain and promote the friendship city relationship. Worked as a consulting translator for legal/risk management division of a multi-national company.

AiR(Academia in Residence)

TOMOKAZU SATO

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
    Advisor of Robotics and AI Div., NEDO
    Advisor of Tokyo Robot Industry Activation Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo, in 1971, 1973, and 1976, respectively. In 1976, joined the Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL) of the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology. In 1983, moved to the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo. In 1998, became Professor of the Department of Mechano-Informatics of the university. In 2013, moved to the Future Center Initiatives of the university as a Project Professor. His current research interests include human symbiosis robot systems as well as community co-creation robotics. An active member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the Robotics Society of Japan.

SHINICHI KONDO

[Academic background]

2001-2005 Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Doctoral Program, Waseda University

1999-2001 Graduate School of International Relations, Master’s Degree Program, Ritsumeikan University

1993-1997 School of Social Sciences, Waseda University

[Work history]

2013-Now Associate Professor, Iwate Prefectural University, Faculty of Policy Studies

2004-2013 Researcher, Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine, Economic Research Institute,

2001-2003 Researcher, NEC Research Institute

1997-1999 Mie Bank,LTD

[Academic society]

Japan Scholarly Association for Asian Management,

Japan Academy of International Business Studies,

The Society for Industrial Studies, Japan

International Academy of Strategic Management, Japan

[Research areas]

International Business Strategy, Asian business strategy, Management strategy, Small business management strategy

HIROAKI KONDO

  • Professor
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Osaka International University
  • MBA (Institute of Business and Accounting, Kwansei Gakuin University)
  • Career Consultant
  • Major research areas: Marketing and Human Resources Management

Professional Experience

2018 – Present
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Osaka International University Teaching classes and offering seminars in Marketing Management

2008 – 2017
Panasonic Corporation In charge of HR development for marketing personnel in Europe, Asia and America In charge of management and the career development in Japan, conducting around 50 classes per year

1983 – 2007
In charge of global marketing for audio-visual products, including marketing management for Asia and Europe. (Posted in USA as Product Manager from 1995 – 1998)

1983
Joined Panasonic Corporation

HIROAKI KONDO

  • Professor
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Osaka International University
  • MBA (Institute of Business and Accounting, Kwansei Gakuin University)
  • Career Consultant
  • Major research areas: Marketing and Human Resources Management

Professional Experience

2018 – Present
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Osaka International University Teaching classes and offering seminars in Marketing Management

2008 – 2017
Panasonic Corporation In charge of HR development for marketing personnel in Europe, Asia and America In charge of management and the career development in Japan, conducting around 50 classes per year

1983 – 2007
In charge of global marketing for audio-visual products, including marketing management for Asia and Europe. (Posted in USA as Product Manager from 1995 – 1998)

1983
Joined Panasonic Corporation

Reference

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