The IEEE History Center's Milestones celebrate technological breakthroughs or turning points, around a number of which the IEEE Life Members Committee (LMC) organizes technology-themed tours. The first tour was to the Panama Canal in March 2010. The second tour was to the United Kingdom in May 2011. The third tour was to Japan, as described on this page. The information on this page is presented as it was before the tour occurred. It includes a detailed day-by-day itinerary; general travel and tour information; further information about the hotels, local airports, and transportation to and from the major airports; and the Sub-Committee members who planned and led the tour. The tour was planned by the Japan Council History Committee (JCHC) and the Tokyo Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG), with the cooperation of three IEEE Sections in Japan: the Kansai, Nagoya, and Tokyo Sections. The itinerary included visits to the awarded IEEE Milestones, as well as to related museums and cultural heritages in the districts of Nara, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Yokohama. In Japan, there are 14 dedicated IEEE Milestones as of the end of 2010.
The tours are planned with Life members and their companions in mind, and the pace of the tour is set for seniors; however, all IEEE members are welcome.
Welcome to Kyoto
Sharp Historical Hall and Temples in Nara
Lake Biwa Canal Museum and Heritages in Kyoto
Bus trip to Nagoya and Railway Park
Yosami Memorial Museum and Toyota Commemorative Museum
NHK Museum of Broadcasting and Seiko Institute of Horology
Toshiba Science Museum and JVC VHS Commemorative Hall
Edo-Tokyo Museum, Akihabara, and shopping in Ginza
End of Tour
The cost of the tour, exclusive of travel in and out of Kyoto and Tokyo, is as follows:
*Prices are per person
In connection with this tour, Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) will provide hotel accommodations for all tour participants at the following hotels in Kyoto, Nagoya, and Tokyo: