A Special Exhibit, Be Ready for the DTV Transition, will be opened to feed and respond to growing excitement around the full-scale shift to digital TV broadcasting in Japan in 2011. The Green IT Pavilion (tentative name) will be a new addition to CEATEC JAPAN designed as an activity to connect to the next generation of environmental technologies. In addition to corporate exhibits, this pavilion will present its own environment-related awards and present prizes to outstanding university graduation theses with environmental themes. The Juniors & Kids Electronics Workshop (Saturday, October 4) will be held again this year as an opportunity for children and their parents to experience the wonders of electronics and foster new technological talents for future generations. This year's program will be expanded to allow more juniors to have fun discovering monodzukuri. Also on the last day of the show, The All Japan Robot-Sumo Tournament will be held by the National Association of Principals of Technical Senior High Schools to support the development of tomorrow's IT professionals. The Cross-Sector Interchange Pavilion will connect students with companies by encouraging interchange between industry and university research institutions.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE AGE OF TERRESTRIAL DIGITAL TV BROADCASTING
Be Ready for the DTV Transition(NHK/JEITA)
As the full-scale shift to terrestrial digital TV broadcasting approaches, Japan is seeing the birth of diverse new ways to apply the technology.
Introducing the history of digital TV development, this exhibit will let visitors experience the new convenience and value of this media in personal lifestyle scenes. The breadth of new reception equipment available for different applications and locations will be presented in an easy-to-follow fashion. Visitors will also experience the many developing services in this area.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
GREEN IT PAVILION
Special Event: GREEN IT AWARD
Simultaneous Event: Green IT Symposium
Japan is being called on to focus its expertise in monodzukuri, environmental protection and energy conservation to revolutionize every facet of the economy, society and consumer lifestyles toward the realization of a society of environmental preservation and sustainable economic growth for the 21st century.
This pavilion will provide a look at efforts to achieve "energy-conserving IT" and "IT to conserve energy."
PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL SUSTAIN THE NEXT GENERATION
JUNIORS & KIDS ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP
October 4 (Saturday)
This family-oriented workshop will be held again in 2008 to foster an interest in electronics among children and youths. Participants will attach circuit wiring to circuit boards using a solder, and then assemble their own gadgets, which they can take home with them.
ALL JAPAN ROBOT SUMO TOURNAMENT
October 4 (Saturday)
Sponsor: National Association of Principals of Technical Snior High Schools
Cooperation: FUJISOFT Inc.
The Kanto Regional Finals of the All Japan Robot Sumo Tournament will be held simultaneously with CEATEC JAPAN 2008. High school students will pit the skills of standalone or radio-controlled robots they have spent the past year developing in various performance competitions.
CROSS-SECTOR INTERCHANGE PAVILION
CEATEC JAPAN has hosted the Cross-Sector Interchange Pavilion since 2003 with the objective of promoting communications and interchange between research and educational institutions, students and industry.
This year's program will be enhanced under the theme of "Innovation Creation" and through services designed to deepen ties across sectors.
This is the ideal location for research institutions involved in cross-sector projects or seeking collaboration opportunities to interact with industry representatives.