Wow! Here comes Setsuden-mushi.! Chapter 4 Birth of Setsuden-mushi 4.4 COP3 (Kyoto Conference on Global Warming Prevention) 4.4.4 Technical Lecture - Science Forum –
Following the technical debut of Setsuden-mushi in the March issue of Electronic Technology in 1997, we received a request for a lecture on April 21, 1997.
The request came from Mr. Nanao Watanabe, Information Planning Manager of Science Forum Co.Ltd. The overall title of the lecture presentation was "Power Saving of Home Appliances and Vending Machines, Symposia on Energy Saving and Reduction Measures for Standby Electricity Consumption.” I was impressed by the fact that similar kind of things (technical contribution) keep happening.
The scheduled location for the lecture was the Science Museum in Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. It was the same place where the seventh annual "21st Century Energy Conservation Equipment and System Awards" (Energy Conservation Vanguard 21, then renamed the Energy Conservation Grand Prize) were held a year ago, so I felt a sense of karma.
The scheduled date for the lectures was set for Wednesday, July 22, 1998.
I was given a chance to introduce Setsuden-mushi again in a public place and in a technical way with professional engineers of other famous companies.
I gladly finished the preliminary draft of the presentation and the OHP for the presentation before the deadline of July 8, 1997. At that time, I was still inexperienced in making lecture materials using MS Power Point.
On the day of the lecture, I left the Onomichi Station of the Shinkansen bullet train early in the morning and headed for the Science Museum, the venue of the lecture. I felt this trip to Tokyo a little easier than the one I took six months before this lecture, when I attended the 1996 (7th) "21st Century Energy Conservation Equipment and System Award" (Energy Conservation Vanguard 21, renamed the Energy Conservation Grand Prize).
Since I was coming to Tokyo from Onomichi City, which is a long distance from Tokyo, the lecture order was set at 2:00 p.m., and I was able to finish the 50-minute lecture (including 10 minutes for Q&A).
As a developer from a small company in a rural area, I was able to gain a lot from this lecture, not only because I was able to promote Setsuden-mushi, but also because I was able to make acquaintance with the people from other companies who gave lectures.
Among those who listened to the lecture was Mr. Hiroshi Takahashi, Director of First Esco Corporation, the first company in Japan to launch a comprehensive energy service company (commonly known as ESCO).
The actual speakers and their contents at the "Symposium on Energy Saving and Reduction Measures for Home Appliances and Vending Machines, Standby Electricity Consumption" were as follows.
1) Mr. Akio Tanaka (Residential Environment Planning Institute): Electricity demand and standby electricity consumption
(2) Mr. Shinji Sawada (Energy Conservation Center, Japan): Incentives for power saving and reduction of standby electricity consumption
(3) Mr. Yukio Sakamoto (Sharp): Energy saving design of VCR
(4) Mr. Masanobu Hoda (Texas Instruments Japan): High energy efficient digital motor control by DSP
(5) Mr. Tsuguru Kamamoto (K.E.C.): Power Saving Device for Communication Equipment that Dramatically Reduces Standby Electricity Consumption
(6) Mr. Hiroyuki Yamauchi (Fuji Electric EIC): Energy-saving system for electric lights and air conditioning
As a side note, on the day of the lecture, I stayed at a business hotel near Tokyo Station arranged by the organizer of the lecture, and enjoyed dinner with our daughter and her husband, who had already married and were living in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, and spent a meaningful day.
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