University of Electro-Communications
The University of Electro-Communications is a national university in the city of Chōfu, Japan. It specialises in the disciplines of computer science, the physical sciences and technology, it was founded in 1918 as the Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications. The University of Electro-communications was founded in the Azabu district, Tokyo city as the Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications by Wireless Association in 1918; the Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications was transferred to the Ministry of Communications in 1942 and renamed to the Central Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications in 1945. Following to the transfer from the Ministry of Communications to the Ministry of Education in 1948, the University of Electro-communications was established as a national university in 1949; the campus was moved to the city of Chōfu, Tokyo in 1957. The university has been run by the National University Corporation since 2004; the school symbol was set in 1949. The design shows a Lissajous figure of the frequency ratio ob 5 to 6 with Kanji character "学" which means "University".
The frequency ratio ob 5 to 6 means the commercial power frequency of 50 Hz and 60 Hz, indicates Japan-wide harmonization. The meaning of school symbol is common with that of school name, "to establish an university, open to all over Japan, by call it by a name without any geographical name"; the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 ranks UEC in the bracket of the 801-1000 best universities in the world. Faculty of Electro-Communications Information and Communication Engineering Computer Science Electronic Engineering Applied Physics and Chemistry Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems Systems Engineering Human Communications Faculty of Informatics and Engineering Informatics Communication Engineering and Informatics Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems Engineering Science Fundamental Programs for Advanced Engineering Graduate School of Electro-Communications Information and Communication Engineering Computer Science Electronic Engineering Applied Physics and Chemistry Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems Systems Engineering Human Communication Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering Informatics Communication Engineering and Informatics Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems Engineering Science Graduate School of Information Systems Human Media Systems Social Intelligence and Informatics Information Network Systems Information on System Fundamentals Institute for Laser Science Advanced Wireless Communication Research Center Center for Space Science and Radio Engineering Center for Frontier Science and Engineering Center for Photonic Innovation Research Center for Ubiquitous Networking and Computing Advanced Ultrafast Laser Research Center Innovation Research Center for Fuel Cells Kwan-ichi Terazawa - mathematician and member of the Japan Academy Hideo Seki - radio engineer and recipient of the National Medal of Japan with Purple Ribbon and the Order of the Sacred Treasure Takehiro Sueki - philosopher and recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun Noriaki Kano - consultant in quality management, recipient of the Deming Prize, known for Kano model Shigemi Sasaki - mechanical engineer and recipient of the Order of the Sacred Treasure Masahiro Mori - roboticist Hiroshi Takuma - physicist, OSA Fellow Emeritus, IEEE Life Fellow, recipient of the National Medal of Japan with Purple Ribbon and the Order of the Rising Sun Kanji Nishio - German literary figure and philosopher Te Sun Han - information theorist and recipient of the Shannon Award Hisaki Matsuura - poet and novelist Takuro Bojo, B.
E. in 1959 - former CEO of JVC Tetsuya Nakamura, B. E. in 1967 - CEO of SMK Corporation Ken Kutaragi, B. E. in Electronic Engineering in 1975 - former CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, current Honorary Chairman of Sony Corporation, known as Father of PlayStation Keiichiro Tsukamoto - founder of ASCII Corporation and Impress Group Seiji Nishikawa, B. E. in 1978 - operating officer of NTT docomo Kōichi Nakamura - video game designer and founder of Chunsoft Eikichi Yamashita, B. S. in 1956 - electrical engineer, IEEE Life Fellow, recipient of the University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award Sumio Iijima, B. E. in 1963 - discoverer of carbon nanotubes and recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal and the Balzan Prize Prayoon Shiowattana - Vice President of Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency Seinosuke Toda, B. E. in 1982, M. E. in 1984 - computer scientist, recipient of the Gödel Prize, known for Toda's theorem Maria Q. Feng, Ph. D. in 1987 in Mechanical Engineering - recipient of the Alfred Noble Prize, Professor at Columbia University Ken Amano - politician and former Governor of Yamanashi Prefecture Noritoshi Ishida - politician and member of New Komeito Party Jirō Nitta - novelist Soichi Terada - composer and musician The University of Electro-Communications The University of Electro-Communications UEC Library UEC Campus map
A music school is an educational institution specialized in the study and research of music. Such an institution can be known as a school of music, music academy, music faculty, college of music, music department, conservatory or conservatoire. Instruction consists of training in the performance of musical instruments, musical composition, musicianship, as well as academic and research fields such as musicology, music history and music theory. Music instruction can be provided within the compulsory general education system, or within specialized children's music schools such as the Purcell School. Elementary-school children can access music instruction in after-school institutions such as music academies or music schools. In Venezuela El Sistema of youth orchestras provides free after-school instrumental instruction through music schools called núcleos; the term “music school” can be applied to institutions of higher education under names such as school of music, such as the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University.
In other parts of Europe, the equivalents of higher school of music or university of music may be used, such as the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Although music and music education may have been in existence for thousands of years, the earliest history is speculative; when history starts to be recorded, music is mentioned more than music education. Within the biblical tradition, Hebrew litany was accompanied with rich music, but the Torah or Pentateuch was silent on the practice and instruction of music in the early life of Israel. However, by I Samuel 10, Alfred Sendrey suggests that we find “a sudden and unexplained upsurge of large choirs and orchestras, consisting of organized and trained musical groups, which would be inconceivable without lengthy, methodical preparation.” This has led some scholars to believe that the prophet Samuel was the patriarch of a school which taught not only prophets and holy men, but sacred-rite musicians. The schola cantorum in Rome may be the first recorded music school in history, when Gregory the Great made permanent an existing guild dating from the 4th century.
The school consisted of monks, secular clergy, boys. Wells Cathedral School, England founded as a Cathedral School in 909 a.d. to educate choristers, continues today to educate choristers and teaches instrumentalists. However the school appears to have been refounded at least once. Saint Martial school, 10th to 12th century, was an important school of composition at the Abbey of Saint Martial, Limoges, it is known for the composition of tropes and early organum. In this respect, it was an important precursor to the Notre Dame School, it was the Notre Dame school, the earliest repertory of polyphonic music to gain international prestige and circulation. The school was a group of composers and singers working under the patronage of the great Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. First records on Escolania de Montserrat, boys' choir linked to a music school, back to 1307 and still continues the musical education; the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world, based in Italy.
It is based at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, was founded by the papal bull, Ratione congruit, issued by Sixtus V in 1585, which invoked two saints prominent in Western musical history: Gregory the Great, for whom the Gregorian chant is named, Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. It was founded as a "congregation" or "confraternity" – a religious guild, so to speak – and over the centuries, has grown from a forum for local musicians and composers to an internationally acclaimed academy active in music scholarship to music education to performance; the term conservatory has its origin in 16th-century Renaissance Italy, where orphanages were attached to hospitals. The orphans were given a musical education there, the term applied to music schools; these hospitals-conservatories were among the first secular institutions equipped for practical training in music. By the 18th century, Italian conservatories were playing a major role in the training of artists and composers. In the city of Naples, a conservatorio was a secular place for teaching and learning specializing in music education.
There were four conservatories in Naples active in the 17th and 18th century: I poveri di Gesù Cristo, founded in 1599 by Marcello Fossataro included in their official record a magister musicæ and magister lyræ in 1633.
Akiko Yoshida is a Japanese singer and songwriter performing under the stage name Kokia. Her most well known songs are "Arigatō..." and "The Power of Smile". She is recognized for her numerous contributions to anime/game soundtracks, the most notable being "Ai no Melody/Chōwa Oto" for the film Origin: Spirits of the Past, "Follow the Nightingale" for the game Tales of Innocence, "Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi" for the anime Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino. Kokia performs in Europe, basing her activities in Paris and releasing music through Wasabi Records, a subsidiary of Kazé. Kokia was born in 1976, she started playing the violin when she was two and a half years old, but preferred the family piano. Instead of playing with toys, Kokia played with the family piano. Kokia remembers putting picture books on the music stand and creating music that represented the scenes; when Kokia was 10, she went abroad to America with her sister Kyoko to study at the Summer music school. In high school, she studied in vocal music and opera majoring in opera at the Toho Gakuen School of Music.
While at university, a friend gave. Kokia was signed to Pony Canyon, debuted in 1998 while still at university, she created her stage name by reversing the syllables of Akiko. Her first released song, "For Little Tail," was used as the opening theme song for the game Tail Concerto The leading single from the album, "Arigatō...", found success in Hong Kong. It was awarded third in the 1999 Hong Kong International Popular Song Award. Hong Kong entertainer Sammi Cheng covered the song, released it as the eponymous track from her album "Arigatou" in October 1999; the song became a big hit in Hong Kong. After the release of her debut album, Kokia did not continue to release music with Pony Canyon, her first releases after this were five songs for Luna Sea vocalist Ryuichi Kawamura's production project, ЯKS, in 2000. The album was released under Victor Entertainment. In 2001, she re-debuted in proper under Victor, released three singles. Kokia continued to have success with her music used in Asia-wide ad campaigns.
In 2001, she performed at two high-profile Chinese concerts: an anti-drugs concert to 30,000 people with the so-called Four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong entertainment, to over 120,000 people at a 2001 new year's countdown event in Taiwan. In January 2002, Kokia released her first album to be self-produced. In 2003, Kokia first gained public notice, her single "Kawaranai Koto" was used as the drama Itoshiki Mono e's theme song, breaking Kokia into the top 50. Her biggest hit, was "The Power of Smile/Remember the Kiss." It gained notoriety after being used in a Kao haircare commercial. After which, Kokia was asked to perform on popular music show Music Station; the single broke the top 20 in Japan and was certified gold by the RIAJ. The resulting album, Remember Me broke the top 20, sold over 45,000 copies, her Pony Canyon-era songs "I Catch a Cold" and "Shiroi Yuki" were used in the soundtrack for the popular Chinese drama At the Dolphin Bay in 2003. Kokia's fourth album Uta ga Chikara found modest success, selling 20,000 copies.
The biggest single from this album, "Yume ga Chikara," was used as the encouragement song for the Japan team at the 2004 Athens Olympic games. While Kokia has been associated with game/anime music since her debut, it was in 2006 when a theme song of hers became most successful, her single "Ai no Melody/Chōwa Oto" was used as the two theme songs for the anime film Origin: Spirits of the Past, it reached number 30 on Oricon's single charts. In February 2006, Kokia released her greatest hits collection, Pearl: The Best Collection, a greatest video clips collection, Jewel: The Best Video Collection; the best collection reached number 19 on the albums charts. From 2006 onwards, Kokia began working in European markets, as well as taking greater control over her musical releases. In January, she held her first European concert in Paris, performed at the Midem music industry trade fair. Pearl was released a month earlier than its Japanese release throughout Spain. In June 2006, Kokia decided to set up her own production company separate from Victor Entertainment, called Anco & Co. after desiring more creative control over her works.
In November, she debuted in France with the anime-based retailer Wasabi Records, releasing her 5th album Aigakikoeru: Listen for the Love there six months before its Japanese release. In November 2007, Kokia had her second successful game/anime tie-up single, with "Follow the Nightingale." The song, used for the game Tales of Innocence, reached number 30 on Oricon. Kokia's greater creative control allowed for her music to be released at a much greater pace. In 2008, Kokia released three albums: the neoclassical The Voice, the Ireland-themed album Fairy Dance and her first Christmas album Christmas Gift. In 2009, Kokia released two albums to celebrate her 10th anniversary, she held her first world tour, with performances in Japan, Ireland, Belgium a
Chōfu /Japanese pronunciation: is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 228,663, a population density of 10,590 per km², its total area is 21.58 square kilometres. Chōfu is in the south-center of Tokyo Metropolis 20 kilometers from downtown Tokyo, on the Musashino Terrace bordered by the floodplains of the Tama River and the Iruma River. Tokyo Metropolis Setagaya-ku Mitaka Fuchu Kogane Komae Inagi Kanagawa Prefecture Kawasaki The area of present-day Chōfu has been inhabited since Japanese Paleolithic times, numerous remains from the Jōmon and Kofun periods have been discovered. During the Nara period, it became part of ancient Musashi Province. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested between the Later Hōjō clan and Uesugi clan. During the Edo period, the area prospered as a post station on the Kōshū Kaidō and as a center for sericulture; the in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Chōfu Town and neighboring Jindai Village were established within Kanagawa Prefecture.
The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. Jindai was elevated to town status on November 3, 1952, merged with Chōfu Town on April 1, 1955, to form the present city of Chōfu. Chōfu is a regional commercial center, a bedroom community for central Tokyo; the headquarters of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are located in the city. Keiō Line Sengawa – Tsutsujigaoka – Shibasaki – Kokuryō – Fuda – Chōfu – Nishi-Chōfu – tobitakyū Keiō Sagamihara Line Chōfu – Keiō-tamagawa Kōshū Kaidō Chūō Expressway Chofu Airport Colleges and universities: University of Electro-Communications Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Toho Gakuen School of Music Shirayuri Women's University Jikei University School of MedicinePrimary and secondary education Chōfu has 20 public and two private elementary schools, eight public and three private middle schools and four public and three private high schools; the American School in Japan has a campus. Jindai Botanical Garden Jindai Temple Nogawa Park Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu hosts soccer games for two J.
League teams: FC Tokyo and Tokyo Verdy. Every July, Chōfu hosts the Chōfu City Fireworks Festival, attended by as many as 300,000 people along the banks of the Tamagawa River; the tiny Fuda Station on the Keio Line is inundated on this one day with tens of thousands of visitors. Chōfu has a large cultural centre that supports many groups encouraging the integration of foreigners into Japanese society, providing free Japanese, Ikebana, Karate lessons. There is a park and memorial hall commemorating the life of novelist Mushanokōji Saneatsu, a former resident of Chōfu. For the 1964 Summer Olympics, the city served as part of the route for the athletic 50-kilometer walk and marathon events. Kondō Isami – Bakumatsu period samurai, born in the village of Kami-Ishihara in Musashi Province, now modern Chōfu Shigeru Mizuki – cartoonist, born in Sakaiminato, Tottori but lived in Chofu for 50 years Saneatsu Mushanokōji – novelist, poet Shutaro Oku – director Junji Takada – actor Chōfu City Official Website
Ajinomoto Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Chōfu, Japan. The stadium was founded at Kantō Mura, the redevelopment area used by United States Forces Japan, in March 2001, it was the first stadium in Japan that offered its naming rights, which were sold to Ajinomoto Co. Inc. with a 5-year 1.2 billion yen contract, from March 2003 to February 2008. As a result, it was named Ajinomoto Stadium; this contract was renewed in November 2007 and extended by 6 years for 1.4 billion yen to February 2014, in October 2013, the second renewal of the contract extended the term to February 2019. The stadium is the home of J1 League football club FC Tokyo and J2 League football club Tokyo Verdy and is used as the venue of some lower divisions of football leagues. Rugby union games are held there. For the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Saudi Arabia's national team based their training camp at Chōfu and used the stadium as a main training ground, although it did not host an actual World Cup match; the stadium is used for non-sport events, such as concerts and flea markets.
It has been used as a shelter for survivors of tsunami. The stadium is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics. During the Olympics, the stadium will be known as Tokyo Stadium due to International Olympic Committee's non-commercialization policy; the stadium has been announced as one of the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup and will host the opening ceremony as well as opening match of the tournament. The north end of the stadium adjoins the Chofu Airport. At the south end is the main gate, directly connected by a pedestrian bridge over Route 20; the stand is divided into two levels. On each level, the stand is divided into four sections; the whole of the upper level, as well as upper tiers of the lower level, is covered by roof, made of Teflon and polycarbonate. The main stand houses VIP rooms and reception hall. Two large LED displays are installed at both sides; the ground was designed for both athletics and football games. However, the construction of the supplementary ground, needed for compliance with 1st-grade athletic grounds in Japan, has been postponed.
The management company has decided to use the ground for football, not to install a running track until the supplementary pitch has been added. Artificial turf is laid down all over the ground except the football field area, over which natural turf is spread. There is some room between the football pitch and the stand. In 2013, the athletics track was installed in order to host the National Sports Festival of Japan at the same year. However, the artificial turf is still used over the track for football matches. In order to comply with height limitation close to the airport, the pitch is sunk below the level of the land around the stadium. Keiō Line: 5 minutes' walk from Tobitakyū Seibu Tamagawa Line: 20 minutes' walk from Tama Official website
Shibasaki Station is a railway station in Chōfu, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation. Shibasaki Station is served by the Keio Line, is located 13.3 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Shinjuku Station. This station consists of two ground-level opposed side platforms serving two tracks, connected to the station building by an underground passage; the station opened on April 15, 1913 and was relocated to its present location on December 17, 1927. Japan National Route 20 List of railway stations in Japan Keio Railway Station Information
A chancellor is a leader of a college or university either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus within a university system. In most Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, the chancellor is a ceremonial non-resident head of the university. In such institutions, the chief executive of a university is the vice-chancellor, who may carry an additional title, such as "president & vice-chancellor"; the chancellor may serve as chairman of the governing body. In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector. In the United States, the head of a university is most a university president. In U. S. university systems that have more than one affiliated university or campus, the executive head of a specific campus may have the title of chancellor and report to the overall system's president, or vice versa. In both Australia and New Zealand, a chancellor is the chairman of a university's governing body.
The chancellor is assisted by a deputy chancellor. The chancellor and deputy chancellor are drawn from the senior ranks of business or the judiciary; some universities have a visitor, senior to the chancellor. University disputes can be appealed from the governing board to the visitor, but nowadays, such appeals are prohibited by legislation, the position has only ceremonial functions; the vice-chancellor serves as the chief executive of the university. Macquarie University in Sydney is a noteworthy anomaly as it once had the unique position of Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, a post created for John Lincoln upon his retirement from his long-held post of deputy chancellor in 2000; the position was not an honorary title, as it retained for Lincoln a place in the University Council until his death in 2011. Canadian universities and British universities in Scotland have a titular chancellor similar to those in England and Wales, with day-to-day operations handled by a principal. In Scotland, for example, the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh is Anne, Princess Royal, whilst the current chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay.
In Canada, the vice-chancellor carries the joint title of "president and vice-chancellor" or "rector and vice-chancellor." Scottish principals carry the title of "principal and vice-chancellor." In Scotland, the title and post of rector is reserved to the third ranked official of university governance. The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee, considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews; the position of Lord Rector was given legal standing by virtue of the Universities Act 1889. Rectors appoint a rector's assessor a deputy or stand-in, who may carry out their functions when they are absent from the university; the Rector chairs meetings of the university court, the governing body of the university, is elected by the matriculated student body at regular intervals. An exception exists at Edinburgh, where the Rector is elected by staff.
In Finland, if the university has a chancellor, he is the leading official in the university. The duties of the chancellor are to promote sciences and to look after the best interests of the university; as the rector of the university remains the de facto administrative leader and chief executive official, the role of the chancellor is more of a social and historical nature. However some administrative duties still belong to the chancellor's jurisdiction despite their arguably ceremonial nature. Examples of these include the appointment of new docents; the chancellor of University of Helsinki has the notable right to be present and to speak in the plenary meetings of the Council of State when matters regarding the university are discussed. Despite his role as the chancellor of only one university, he is regarded as the political representative of Finland's entire university institution when he exercises his rights in the Council of State. In the history of Finland the office of the chancellor dates all the way back to the Swedish Empire, the Russian Empire.
The chancellor's duty was to function as the official representative of the monarch in the autonomous university. The number of chancellors in Finnish universities has declined over the years, in vast majority of Finnish universities the highest official is the rector; the remaining universities with chancellors are University of Åbo Akademi University. In France, chancellor is one of the titles of the rector, a senior civil servant of the Ministry of Education serving as manager of a regional educational district. In his capacity as chancellor, the rector awards academic degrees to the university's gradua