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3/11/2016_2016 JSPS-NIH Forum [Bethesda, MD]

The JSPS Washington Office and Fogarty International Center (FIC), NIH held the JSPS-NIH Forum on March 11, 2016 at the Lawton Chiles International House “Stone House,” NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. 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. At the beginning of the forum, the attendees observed a moment of silence for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The forum started with the welcome remarks by Dr. Yasuhiro Iye, Executive Director, JSPS Headquarters; followed by Mr. Tomohiko Arai, Science Counselor, Embassy of Japan in the U.S.; …

6/23/2015_Symposium: The US-Japan Round Table for Innovation and Collaboration in Higher Education [Washington, DC]

JSPS Washington Office co-hosted a round table meeting with the Embassy of Japan in the US, the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), and other Japanese funding agencies on the topics of innovation and collaboration in higher education between the US and Japan.   Participants in the roundtable were top officials of US and Japanese universities, research institutions, and industry. The meeting was divided into two sessions. The first session was entitled, “New Education for Innovative Era -Beyond STEM Education-.” It was followed by the second session entitled, “Data Science and How We Prepare” in which JSPS President, Dr. Yuichiro Anzai, spoke about Japanese government strategies for the 5th S&T Basic Plan, …

6/2/2015_Symposium: Opportunities and Challenges in Medical Information-Patient Privacy, Bioethics, and Big Data [Washington, DC]

On the occasion of the awarding of The 2015 Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Awards to Prof. Masao HORIBE, JSPS, Embassy of Japan and Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) jointly organized a mini-symposium and hosted a welcome reception at the Ambassador’s Old Residence. Speakers and the title of lectures are as follows; “Patient privacy” by Dr. Masao Horibe, Chairman Specific Personal Information Protection Commission, and Professor Emeritus Hitotsubashi University “Data Science and Privacy” by Dr. DJ Patil, US Chief Data Scientist “International Research Collaboration” by Prof. Mark A. Rothstein, Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine “Medical care using big data” by Deborah …

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