Using radio waves
to solve
various issues
in society

- Director General
TAIRA Kazumasa

Director General TAIRA Kazumasa


“Society 5.0” has been advocated as the future society that we should aspire. In this context, expectations for the sophistication of information and communication technology (ICT) are increasing, as it can drastically change the social economy.
At the Radio Research Institute, we aim to realize Society 5.0 using various technologies related to radio waves in ICT. During this process of realization, we have the following three roles:

1. realizes the function of “sensing” aggregate information from physical space into cyberspace using various sensors,

2. realizes the function of “processing” to create the “future image” in cyberspace by analyzing various types of data, and

3. realizes the function of “actuation” to create physical space by utilizing cyberspace data.

The Radio Research Institute will play each of the above three roles and collaborate with other institutes to utilize the results obtained as we carry out each role. As a result, we will be able to accurately assess the status of weather, disasters, space environment, society, and so forth, and make highly accurate predictions to realize a smart life in the real world.

One definition: “A human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space.”

Director General TAIRA Kazumasa Profile

TAIRA Kazumasa received his Ph.D. in electronic engineering in 1991. Since joining the Communications Research Laboratory (currently NICT) in 1991, he has been engaged in the research on radio wave propagation, link budget estimation in mobile communications, and electromagnetic compatibility.
He worked for the Telecommunications Advancement Organizations of Japan from 2000 to 2004 and then for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications from 2005. He came back to the NICT in 2008.