The aim of this chair is to maintain international competitiveness of the optical industry in Japan through the education. Up to now, Japanese optical industry has great advantage to other countries. But this status will not be guaranteed in the future. In the field of optical science and optical engineering, it is said that there is a deep gap between that in the universities and industrial companies. This chair reduces the distance between academics and industries through the education of the optical engineering, and promotes students to be future leaders in the optical industries. One of the highlights of the educational programs is the lens design practice under the coaching of the professional lens designers.