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IIST IT Industrial Tour on Biometrics and Related Services (FY2006) [July 10, 2006]

IIST IT Industrial Tour on Biometrics and Related Services (FY2006)


Outline


The Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST) carried out the IIST Industrial Tour on Biometrics and Related Services on Monday, July 10, 2006 for diplomats at the embassies of Asian countries in Tokyo, to introduce biometric technology, which is attracting attention as a new authentication system for identifying individuals using body parts, such as a vein of the palm of the hand.

Date: 10 July, 2006
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
In cooperation with: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Participants


18 foreign diplomats of Asian countries stationed in Tokyo.
The participating embassies and organization were as follows:
Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, Asia Pacific Energy Research Center, and Asian Productivity Organization (APO)


Visited places


- FUJITSU "Net Community"
- HITACHI "Cyber Government Square"
- NEC "Platform Innovation Center"

Overview


The delegation visited three companies engaged in the development of biometric technologies in Tokyo (Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC) to inspect individual identification technologies using veins of the palm of the hand, veins of the finger, and fingerprints, respectively. Individual identification by biometrics is more precise than authentication by ID cards or PIN numbers, the currently commonly employed methods. All three companies explained that they are striving for enhanced precision and further reduction of costs, with the aim of popularizing the technologies in the future.

Check-in simulation using an E-passport at the airport (FUJITSU)

Check-in simulation using an E-passport at the airport (FUJITSU)

Presentation on biometrics (HITACHI)

Presentation on biometrics (HITACHI)


Demonstration of identification by fingerprints (NEC)

Demonstration of identification by fingerprints (NEC)



Participants


A total of 17 people, including commercial attach's at embassies of Asian countries in Tokyo

•MR. FARID TALIBOV
Consul
Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

•MR. ABUL MANSUR FAIZULLAH
Commercial Counsellor
Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

•MR. CHHAU SOTHIRA
Second Secretary
Royal Embassy of Cambodia

•MR. THEARITH LIM
Commercial Attach?
Royal Embassy of Cambodia

•MR. MIRZA NURHIDAYAT
First Secretary
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

•MR. SEO SEOK-SOONG
Commercial Counsellor
Embassy of the Republic of Korea

•MR. RYSBEK MOLDOGAZIEV
First Secretary
Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic

•MR. MYO THANT PE
Counsellor
Embassay of the Union of Myanmar

•MR. MAUINO T. HARESCO
Commercial Counsellor
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines

•MR. CHUNG TZE KHIN
First Secretary (Commercial)
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore

•MR. KANCHIT SIRIBHAKDI
Minister-Counsellor, Office of Industrial Affairs
Royal Thai Embassy

•MR. PISAI PIRIYASTIT
Counsellor, Office of Commercial Affairs
Royal Thai Embassy

•MR. TEERAWAT TECHASAKUL
Cultural Affairs Assistant
Royal Thai Embassy

•MR. NGUYEN TRUNG DUNG
Counsellor
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

•MR. NGUYEN HOAI SON
Attach?
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

•MS. LIEN PHUONG TRAN THI
Visiting Researcher
Asia Pacific Energy Research Center

•MR. YIH-LUEN WU
Visiting Researcher
Asia Pacific Energy Research Center

•DR. MUHAMMAD SAEED
Program Officer, Agriculture Department
Asian Productivity Organization (APO)


International Exchange Dept.

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