Japan IPv6 promotion council
Board of Trustee, ISOC (Internet Society)
Professor, The University of Tokyo,
Executive Director, Japan IPv6 promotion council,
Director, WIDE project,
Vice President, JPNIC(Japan Network Information Center),
Technical fellow of IPv6 Forum,
Chair, IP Ready Logo Program, IPv6 Forum
Chair,Task Force on Ipv4 Address Exhaustion
He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. And, he received Ph.D from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1998.
In 1987, he joined Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, where he engaged in the research of ATM systems. From 1990 to 1991, he has been at Applied Research Laboratory of Bellcore Inc., New Jersey (USA), as a residential researcher. From 1994 to 1996, he has been at CTR (Center for Telecommunication Research) of Columbia University in New York (USA). During his staying at Columbia University, he has proposed the CSR architecture, that is the origin of MPLS(Multi-Protocol Label Switching), to the IETF and to the ATM Forum. From 1996 to 1998, he has conducted the CSR project in Toshiba, as a chief architect.
Regarding the research/development/deployment for the IPv6, he has been very tightly and closely working with Prof.Jun Murai, who had served as a political and technical advisor for the Japanese cabinet. He is an executive director of IPv6 promotion council, which is cross ministry and cross industry council to promote the IPv6 technology. He is a vice chair of JPNIC (Japan Network Information Center), since 2006, and has served as an IPv6 Forum Fellow. From 2006, he serves as BoT(Board of Trustee) for ISOC (Internet Society).