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Manufacturing executive

Tatsuo Izawa, Japanese Manufacturing executive. Recipient Technology Achievement award International Society for Optical Engineering, 1981 Research Achievement award Director of Science and Technology Agency Japan, 1982.


Izawa, Tatsuo was born on December 24, 1941 in Tokyo. Son of Toshio and Hisa Izawa.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Tokyo, 1965. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Tokyo, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University Tokyo, 1970.


Engineer Electrical Communications Laboratories, Nippon T&T Corporation, Tokyo, 1970-1982. Section chief Nippon T&T Atsugi Laboratory, 1982-1987. Executive manager Nippon T&T Basic Research Laboratory, Atsugi, 1987-1992.

Laboratory director Nippon T&T Opto-electronics Laboratory, Ibaraki, Japan, 1992-1994. Deputy executive manager Nippon T&T Research and Development Headquarters, Tokyo, 1994-1996. Senior vice president research Nippon T&T Corporation, Atsugi, 1996-1998.

President Nippon Telegraph and Telephone electronics corporation, Tokyo, since 1998. Visiting researcher University California, Berkeley, 1974-1975. Visiting lecturer University Tokyo, 1983-1986.


Far East and Australia liaison Optical Fiber Communications Conference, San Jose, 1993, 94. International advisory committee chair Optoelectronics and Communications Conference, Chiba, 1996, Seoul, 1997. Operations co-chair Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Chiba, 1997.

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (David Sarnoff award 1998). Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Lasers and Electro-Optical Society (vice president since 1997), National Academy of Engineering (foreign associate), Institute Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers (auditor 1995-1996, Achievement award 1981), Japan Society Applied Physics.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, golf.


Married Kazuko Akashi, November 2, 1968. Children: Yoshiko, Yuichi.

Toshio Izawa

Hisa Izawa

Kazuko Akashi

Yuichi Izawa

Yoshiko Izawa