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The Japan Optical Fiber Dream of SUTD’s President

Prof. Chong Tow Chong, president of SUTD, is a graduate of the Tokyo Institute of Technology (1974-1978). He reminisces about the costly yet poor overseas phone calls of those days, as well as how he and his classmates, under the tutelage of Yasuharu Suematsu, discovered and received a patent for a splicing method of optical fiber cables which revolutionized communication systems.

This video was produced in collaboration with Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS).


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