A gathering in memory of Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi

Professor Suguru Yamaguchi (NAIST) passed away on May 9, 2016. From its earliest stages, Professor Yamaguchi made significant contributions to the advancement of Japan's Internet and the education of students in the field. As an Advisor on Information Security to the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Japan, he played a major role in shaping information security policy in Japan. We pay our deepest respects and gratitude and express our sincerest condolences. Professor Yamaguchi's funeral proceedings took place privately, however in respect to and in commemoration of his wide ranging achievements and warm personality, we invite you to participate in a gathering in his memory.

We look forward to your participation.

Date  Wed. June 15, 2016 18:30 (doors open at 18:00)
Place  The Capitol Hotel Tokyu 1F Ballroom "Ho-oh"
Please enter from the 1F hotel entrance
2-10-3 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014
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Fee  minimum fee 10,000 JPY
Donations can be made in excess of the minimum registration fee in increments of 10,000 JPY.
For donations exceeding 100,000 JPY, please contact the Secretariat.
Deadline : Mon. June 13, 2016 17:00
*bank transfers should be completed by no later than June 13
Note  We already closed for "flowers".
Please consider on purpose of this gathering, we would appreciate your donation as registration fee.

Dress is informal.


- Fees and donations received from attendees will be used support activities in accordance to Dr. Yamaguchi's wishes. Thank you for your understanding.

■ Registration

Early registration has been closed on 13.June(Mon.)
If you have not registered yet, please come to on site registration desk,
we will open from 18:00. Please be aware that only cash payment is acceptable.

■ Contact

Secretariat (c/o) e-side, inc.
E-mail: office0615@e-side.co.jp
Tel: 81-3-6435-8789
Fax: 81-3-6435-8790

■ Organizing Group Representatives:

Hideo Miyahara
Jun Murai
Naotake Ogasawara

Kunihiro Chihara
Norihisa Doi
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Shigeki Goto
Masanobu Iseri
Koichiro Komiyama
Toru Koyama
Yuji Oie
Masao Sakauchi
Shun Sakurai
Takashi Shimada
Shinji Shimojo
Hidehiko Tanaka
Yasuhiko Taniwaki
Kazumasa Utashiro
Takuya Yamazaki

■ Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi -- brief summary of his track record

Mar1st, 1964 Shizuoka prefecture
Oct 1990. Assistant Professor, Osaka University Education Center for Information Processing
Apr 1991. started to also work at the preparatory office, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Oct 1992 Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Apr 2000. Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology


Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi engaged in research on large-scale distributed computing and network security. As one of the founding members of the WIDE project, he built wide area computer networks, which was also one of the subjects of his research topics. He has been deeply involved in the applied research of the Internet and its security, along with the education of graduate students for over 25 years. He supervised more than 160 graduate students at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, where he co-authored more than 120 academic papers.

He devoted his energy for the proliferation of the Internet during its early stage of adoption in Japan. He has also built the satellite network that spans across Asia and Japan through the Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AI3), which enabled academic collaborations with multiple Asian universities, as well as team-building of Internet practitioners across those universities.

After proliferation of the Internet, he strived to improve its security through the establishment of a national computer emergency response team JPCERT, as well as the regional forum for international cooperation of CERTs across Asia Pacific (APCERT). He had also been advising multiple government agencies throughout his career for this purpose, most notably NISC (National Information Security Center) since its inception, where he was appointed as the Advisor on Information Security. At NISC, he had been deeply involved in the design and implementation of the basis of national policy on information security. In recent years, he visited a number of African countries to help establish a national CERT, in order to improve the state of global Internet safety and security.

Since his graduate studies at Osaka University, he employed UNIX as the vehicle of his applied research. He has been well known as one of the earliest UNIX hackers through the "UNIX Communication Notes", which was a monthly article in the UNIX Magazine. His applied research has been characterized by his holistic perspective from technology research to its proliferation, resulting in a number of followers and students. His casual character induced many students to call him "Suguru san" rather than by his family name.

He has been enjoying remarkably active and busy days, with frequent flights to destinations across the world during business days, and with marathon challenges during holidays. Since 2013, he has been trying to identify the cause of his slight difficulty to walk, which was diagnosed to be MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) in the spring of 2014. As an effective cure for MSA is not available in modern medical science, he fought with the disease for two years until May 9, 2016, 11:38AM.