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Hiroyasu Nicolas Itoh

journalist , scientist

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.


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Walking, tennis, swimming, piping, jazz music.


Married Takako Theresa Tanaka, October 22, 1988. 1 child, Hiroki.

Yoshimitsu Itoh

Yukiko (Arai) Itoh

Takako Theresa Tanaka

Hiroki Itoh