A ceremony was held in Tokyo on the 30th to commend engineers who have made international achievements in the field of information and communication.

The "Japan ITU Association," which is created by telecommunications carriers, commends engineers who have made international achievements in the information and telecommunications field every year, and 31 individuals and groups commend at the ceremony held in Tokyo on the 30th. it was done.

Of these, the "Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award" was awarded to Mr. Yoichi Maeda of the "Information and Communication Technology Committee" from NTT.

The achievements of working on research and development of high-speed communication = broadband network and advancing the establishment of international standards at international organizations were highly evaluated.

In addition, the team of RIKEN was selected as the special prize of the "Japan ITU Association Award", which simulated the spread of flying flying using the supercomputer "Tomitake" in response to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. ..

The effect of wearing a mask was verified, and the results were used as guidelines for infection control. It was highly evaluated for its achievements in resuming social activities.

In addition, employees of major telecommunications companies and engineers of organizations working on technological development in the fields of mobile phones and broadcasting were selected for the Achievement Award and Encouragement Award of the "Japan ITU Association Award".