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The JSPS Washington Office and Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held the 2017 JSPS-NIH Forum on March 10 at NIH Bethesda Campus, Maryland. This forum featured special scientific lectures from Japanese Biomedical Researchers in the U.S. and additional presentations given by former/current JSPS-NIH Fellows. This forum focused on the fellows of the “JSPS Research Fellowship for Japanese Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers at NIH (KAITOKU-NIH)” and Japanese researchers in the Biomedical field. The forum started with opening remarks by Dr. Mitsuaki Nozaki, director, JSPS Washington Office; followed by Mr. Tomohiko Arai, Science Counselor, Embassy of Japan in the U.S.; then by Dr. Yoh-suke Mukouyama, Senior Investigator, …
JSPS Washington Office participated in an exhibition of AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting held on February 17-19 in Boston, MA. Many groups presented their own exhibitions and attendees visited the event. JSPS WO aimed to promote our fellowship programs for Overseas Researchers. We implemented PR activity on building scientific collaboration between Overseas and Japanese researchers. We shared our booth with Japan Association of Communication for Science and Technology (JACST). The attendees were interested in our programs and made various inquiries.
A public science lecture was held on February 18th at the Tsai Auditorium, Center of Government and International Studies(CGIS)-South, Harvard University in Cambridge MA. Dr. Takaaki Kajita, Professor, University of Tokyo, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, and Awardee of Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 gave a lecture entitled “Sciences at a deep underground observatory in Kamioka”. This event was organized by Consulate-General of Japan in Boston and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS). In the lecture, Dr. Takaaki Kajita explained about the three types of neutrinos and how to observe them with the special detector called Kamiokande. He also explained the difficulty of constructing the …
The JSPS Washington Office and Fogarty International Center (FIC), NIH hold the JSPS-NIH Forum on March 10, 2017 at Building 60“The Cloisters,” NIH Bethesda Campus, in Maryland. -Featuring special scientific lectures from Dr. Toshi Kawate (former NIH researcher), and Dr. Junko Murai (currently at NIH) with additional presentations from former/current JSPS-NIH Fellows (KAITOKU-NIH) , also introducing new JSPS-NIH fellows (KAITOKU-NIH), -The event encourages networking between the NIH researchers and JSPS-NIH Fellows. -RSVP by March 2, 2017 at https://goo.gl/forms/Ic4gFJuhCs1MGVoQ2 The RSVP will be closed when we reach capacity, since the space is limited.
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The JSPS Washington Office (JSPS-WO), in collaboration with Kobe University and United Japanese researchers Around the world (UJA), holds a seminar on March 4th at Kobe University, to encourage research abroad. Three Japanese researchers engaged in planetary science, bio-medical research and mathematics will present their experience of research in the U.S.A. The speakers will also provide practical information about living conditions and life of accompanied family members.
JSPS Science café was held on December 9th at the JSPS Washington Office. Dr. Sho Suzuki, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University gave a lecture entitled “What is autophagy? – the cleaner in the cell.” This event was held in honor of Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In the session, Dr. Suzuki spoke about Dr. Ohsumi’s award winning work on mechanism of autophagy. He explained the possibility of the relation between autophagy and particular illnesses and explained how it affects our immune system. Also Dr. Suzuki talked about his experiences when he was researching in Dr. Ohsumi’s …
JSPS Washington Office participated in an exhibition of SC16 Conference (The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis) held on November 14-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The aim of the conference was to attract new and diverse groups of HPC professionals and students each year with the goal of sparking new conversations, new connections, and new ideas. Many groups presented their own exhibitions and attendees visited the event. JSPS WO aimed to promote our fellowship programs for Overseas Researchers. We implemented PR activity on building scientific collaboration between Overseas and Japanese researchers. The attendees were interested in JSPS programs and made various inquiries.
The Japan-US Science Forum was held on November 12 at Harvard University in Cambridge MA. The event objective was “Changing the World through Japan’s Scientific Endeavors.” After experiencing unprecedented high economic growth in the post-war period and the “bubble economy” in the late 1980s, Japan today faces a host of challenges that are likely to test other developed countries in the near future. By developing solutions for aging societies, population decline, and energy issues, Japan is well positioned to offer the world innovative new ways to address shared challenges. Themed “Japan’s Rapidly Aging Society,” the forum started with opening remarks by Dr. Mitsuaki Nozaki, Director, JSPS Washington Office and Mr. …
On November 3-4, JSPS Washington Office participated in a workshop held at German Research Foundation (DFG) Washington Office by the World Bank and a group of Research Funding Councils with offices in Washington DC to explore opportunities for collaboration on Science and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each participating organization gave a presentation about their activity in Sub-Saharan Africa and vibrant discussions were held among participants. Daisuke Mizoguchi, Director of JSPS Nairobi Research Station, also joined this event and reported the station’s latest activities in Africa.
11/01/2016 Information Session
The JSPS Washington Office held an Information Session at The University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana on November 1. For the session, Prof. Sakaue Hirotaka, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Notre Dame served as the moderator. Dr. Nozaki, Director, JSPS Washington Office presented the overview of JSPS. And Mr. Iyozumi, International Program Associate, in the same office explained the details of JSPS Overseas Fellowship Programs. After that, two former fellows, Prof. Umesh Garg, Experimental Nuclear Physics, and Prof. Sheila Christopher, Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry presented their research experiences in Japan and encouraged the audience to apply for the JSPS programs. On the same day, …
JSPS Washington Office participated in the 10th International Opportunities Expo at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on October 20 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Expo is an opportunity for embassies, multinational companies, research organizations, academia, and industry to reach out to the Postdoctoral Community at the NIH. It is also open to the fellows from surrounding universities and organization. 23 groups presented their own exhibitions at the event. JSPS WO implemented PR activity on promoting JSPS fellowship for Overseas Researchers. During the Expo Mr. Iyozumi (International Program Associate, JSPS WO) gave an informational talk introducing the overview of JSPS and explaining the details of JSPS fellowship programs for Overseas Researchers. …
An Informal Meeting for Nakatani Rice Fellowship participants _ JSPS Washington Office [Washington, DC]
An Informal Meeting for Nakatani Rice Fellowship participants was held on September 19th at JSPS Washington Office. Japanese participants spend up to eight weeks in the U.S. from August to September. They have participated in language, cultural, and communication training and conducted a hands-on research internship at Rice University through the fellowship. They visited Washington, DC to learn more about science & technology policy in the US. JSPS Washington Office gave a lecture about the outline of JSPS organization and research support programs. The participants were interested in the programs, and deeply listened to explanations and asked various questions.
JSPS Science Café was held on September 8th at the JSPS Washington Office. Dr. Chika Mori (Conservation Scientist, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution) gave a lecture entitled “Dye plants in Washington D.C.” Dr. Mori spoke about the range of dye plants in the Washington D.C. area and where these dye plants may be found. She also explained her research methods and how to extract dye from plants. She introduced various plant samples which were inspected by participants. After her presentation, her talk spurred a lively Q&A discussion with an audience of approximately 20 participants.
JSPS Science Café was held on August 3rd at the JSPS Washington Office. Dr. Hirotaka Sakaue (Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Flow Physics and Control, University of Notre Dame) gave a lecture entitled “Flow Measurement and Control by Chemistry” Dr. Sakaue spoke about the relation between Flow, Chemistry and “Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering”. And he also explained how his research has contributed to airplane security and improved airplane fuel efficiency by drag reduction. In his speech, he mentioned how important it is to have collaborative research with different fields. After the presentation, his talk spurred lively Q&A discussion with an audience of approximately 30 participants.
The JSPS Washington Office (JSPS-WO), in collaboration with United Japanese researchers Around the world (UJA) and JSPS HQ, held a seminar on July 2nd at The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, to encourage research abroad. Four Japanese researchers engaged in biomedical researches were invited to present their experience of research in the U.S.A. The speakers also provided practical information about living conditions and life of accompanied family members. More than 50 researchers, mostly graduate students and postdocs, some of whom came from as far as Nara, Osaka and Hiroshima, attended and joined the discussion after the presentations. Similar seminars at different places and with researchers of different …
The 21st “Science in Japan” Forum was held on June 10 at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. Themed “US-Japan Collaboration in Space Science -Past, Present and Future-” it featured distinguished speakers from Japan and the US. The forum was opened by Mitsuaki Nozaki, Director, JSPS Washington Office; followed by Masayuki Inoue, Special Advisor for International Affairs, JSPS Headquarters; then by Rita R. Colwell, Professor, University of Maryland; and lastly, Atsuyuki Oike, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in the US. The Keynote Lectures were given by Saku Tsuneta, Director General, Institute of Space Astronautical Science, JAXA; and Geoffery L. Yoder, Associate Administrator for the Science …
JSPS Washington Office staff attended the NAFSA annual conference “Building Capacity for Global Learning” held in Denver, Colorado from May 29 thru June 3. More than 9,000 professionals in the field of international education from around the world participated in training workshops, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. Mr. David Brooks, one of America’s best-known commentators gave the opening plenary address. According to Mr. Brooks, studying abroad is a way to gain global experience and it is one of the things that young people should do when they are in college. He also emphasized the importance of educators’ role which is to help young people to reach the highest level of …
JSPS Washington Office participated in the 2016 National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) Research Development Conference on May 23-25 in Orlando, Florida. The conference is an event focused on understanding key trends in research funding, networking with colleagues, and discussing the programs, tools and skills that research development professionals bring to help organizations attract extramural research funding, increase institutional competitiveness, create research relationships, and foster innovation. Many groups presented their own exhibitions at the event. JSPS WO implemented PR activity on building an international bridge between US and Japanese research, and collaborating with the members of Research University Network (RUN) Japan. JSPS WO aims to promote its fellowships for …
JSPS Washington Office participated in the 2016 Japan Medical Society of America (JMSA) New York Life Science Forum Kids on Sunday, April 24 at the Japan American Association of New York in New York City. Several groups presented their science exhibitions at the event. We brought our one and only – “Chu-Chu da Mouse Ninja”puzzle game. All the children learned about mice cellular imagery and cellular organization by playing with the game. Other groups had exhibitions about echocardiograph machine; an eye test; semi solid waters; and even a Rubik’s Cube strategy booth. 40 children ranging in age from 5 – 8 years old participated with their parents in the forum. …