2024.03.22 "IEEE R10 HTC (Humanitarian Technology Conference) 2025" is set to be held in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture!

We are pleased to announce that IEEE R10 HTC (Humanitarian Technology Conference) 2025, scheduled for September 2025, will be held in Ichikawa City, in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture. Under the outstanding leadership of Ms. Takako Hashimoto, one of our JNTO MICE Ambassadors and an incoming Director of IEEE R10 from 2025 to 2026, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), in collaboration with the Chiba Convention Bureau (CCB), played an important part in ensuring the success of this bid by assisting Professor Yasuhiro Takishima of Waseda University in inviting IEEE R10 HTC to the city. Some of the support JNTO contributed includes the provision of website content on sustainability in Japan as a supplement to the International Headquarter's proposal.

This international conference is held annually among R10 member countries. This will be R10 HTC’s first time in Japan in 12 years since the edition in in Sendai, Japan in August 2013.

The venue, Chiba University of Commerce (CUC), has been proudly aiming to become the first 100% Renewable Energy University in Japan, and has received high praise for promoting the UN’s SDGs. For more information about this initiative, please visit the site below :

Seeing as it is five years before 2030, the goal year of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations, the year 2025 is an appropriate time to plan for the future of the SDGs beyond 2030. It also provides an opportunity to enhance Japan's presence in the Humanitarian Technology (HT) field, particularly in areas such as climate change, disaster management, and collaborative research involving psychology and medicine, including in robotics.

We look forward to welcoming prospective attendees to Chiba, Japan in September 2025

*IEEE is geographically divided into 10 Rs, with R10 consisting of countries in the Asia-Pacific region of IEEE.