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Hiroyasu Nicolas Itoh

Hiroyasu Nicolas Itoh, Japanese computer, communications and optical scientist, journalist. Named Honorary Citizen, Tucson, Arizona, 1977; fellow, Rotary International, 1976-1977.


  • Itoh, Hiroyasu Nicolas was born on March 17, 1954 in Ishinomaki-City, Miyagi, Japan. Son of Yoshimitsu and Yukiko (Arai) Itoh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1976. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, University Arizona, Tucson, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering, University Arizona, Tucson, 1982.


    • Senior researcher Racal-Milgo Inc., Miami, Florida, 1982-1984. System design engineer Rockwell International, Newport Beach, California, 1984-1985. Engineer Communications division Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, 1985-1988, researcher optical signal processing laboratory Japan, 1988—1992, researcher, coordinator international relations and advanced research, 1994—1998, researcher Institute Advanced Information Systems and Economics Makuhari, Japan, 1992-1994, with patent promotion division, since 1999.

      Senior coordinator, administrator sub-terabyte optical memory project Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association, 1998-1999. Adjunct professor Sophia University, Tokyo. Lecturer in field.


    • Author: Photonic Switching II, 1990. Author, editor: Corporate Analysis Measures and Models, 1994. Editor: Electronic Money, 1997.

      Contributor articles and technical reports to professional journals. Patentee in field.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), Rotary International, Information Processing Society of Japan (steering committee distributed processing systems study group 1996-1998), New York Academy of Sciences (Charles Darwin associate 2000), Japanese Operations Research Society (editorial board 1993-1997), Sophia Science and Technology Association (Sophia liaison office committee for coordination since 2001), Rotary Fellows Tokyo (steering committee since 1999).



    Walking, tennis, swimming, piping, jazz music.


    • Married Takako Theresa Tanaka, October 22, 1988. 1 child, Hiroki.
    • father: Yoshimitsu Itoh
    • mother: Yukiko (Arai) Itoh
    • spouse: Takako Theresa Tanaka
    • child: Hiroki Itoh
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    Born March 17, 1954
    (age 63)
    • 1976
      Sophia University
    • 1978
      University Arizona
    • 1982
      University Arizona
    • 1982 - 1984
      Senior, researcher Racal-Milgo Incorporated
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1984 - 1985
      system design engineer, Rockwell International
      Newport Beach, California, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
      engineer, Communications division Fujitsu Laboratories
      Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
    • 1998 - 1999
      senior, sub-terabyte optical memory project Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association
    • 1998 - 1999
      administrator, sub-terabyte optical memory project Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association
    • 1999
      engineer, Communications division Fujitsu Laboratories
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