As one of Japan’s
four connections to the Abilene network the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network
(APAN) is a non-profit
international consortium concerned with the international collaboration
of the Asia-Pacific region for the advancement of networking applications.
implemented, a 155Mbps link between the University of Hawaii and APAN-Tokyo
site in Ohtemachi, Tokyo will provide PEACESAT a means
to connect with sites in the APAN network including Europe, Korea, Hong
Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Phillippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore,
and Australia. This connection will provide a significant upgrade between
PEACESAT and the National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME) in
Chiba, Japan. NIME is an institute that promotes multimedia for use in
higher education institutions.