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Brief History

Past Presidents

1972-74 Mitsuya Okano
1975 Morey Matsumoto
1976-78 Mrs. Michiko Ariga
1979-80 Shozo Saotome
1981 Toshio Kobayashi
1982-83 Toshio Fujimoto
1984-85 Koichi Ono
1986 Keishi Namikawa
1987-89 Akira Mifune
1990-91 Yoshiro Takahashi
1992-93 Masashige Ohba
1994-95 Hisanori Tanaka
1996-97 Gen Iseki
1998-99 Kazunori Yamagami
2000-01 Masataka Hashimoto
2002-03 Chikao Fukuda
2004-05 Kenichi Nakano
2006-07 Kiyohide Okamoto
2008-09 Masau Takayanagi
2010-11 Jyunichi Yamazaki
2012-13 Katsumi Harashima
2014-15 Ichiro Nakatomi
 


Brief History of LES JAPAN


1971 Patent Licensing Study Group as a nucleus of LES Japan was established with 8 members in July.
1972 LES Japan is founded as an authorized body with 14 members on July 1. International LES Conference Tokyo '72, September 26 & 27.
1973 LES Japan joins LES International at its establishment.
1975 LES International Symposium Tokyo '75, May 12-14.
Membership passed the 100 mark.
1977 Mr. M. Okano was elected as the President of LES International.
LES International Symposium Tokyo '77, November 14-16.
1978 LES Japan Summer Symposium was started near Mt. Fuji.
1982 10th Anniversary of LES Japan & 5th Summer Symposium in Karuizawa.
1983 International Delegates Meeting and LES International Seminar, November 6-8.
1985 Mrs. M. Ariga was elected as the President of LES International.
LES International Conference & Delegates Meeting '85, May 29 & 30.
Membership passed the 200 mark.
1987 1987 15th Anniversary Summer Symposium inKiso-Fukushima.
1989 Mrs. M. Ariga received the Gold Medal from LESI.
1991 1991 Membership passed the 300 mark.
1992 Dr. A. Mifune was the President of LES International.
LESI Expanded Executive Committee Meeting, Tokyo, January 24-26.
20th Anniversary Summer Symposium inNagasaki.
1994 Membership passed the 400 mark.
1996 "Winds from Japan," an English LESJ newsletter, started.
1997 Joint Symposium in Xian, China (June).
25th Anniversary Summer Symposium at Hakodate-Ohnuma, Hokkaido.
1998 Organization Committee for 2002 Osaka Conference started.
1999 Membership passed the 500 mark.
Joint Symposium in Malaysia (June).
2000 Membership was 544 at the end of June.
2002 LESI International Conference was held April in Osaka. About 700 participants representing 47 countries and including 257 from Japan.
2003 Dr. Akira Mifune received the Gold Medal from LESI in Oslo. The Train the Trainer Session was held December in Tokyo. Membership marked 600 by the year end.
2007 Mr. C. Fukuda was elected as the President of LES International.
2012 LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference was held in Tokyo on September 3rd and 4th,2012.
LES Japan Student Business Plan Competition was held in Tokyo on September 3rd, 2012 (at the same venue as the Asia Pacific Regional Conference).

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