Science in Japan Forum 2000

“Science in Japan” Forum
Sponsored by The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and
organized by its Washington Liaison Office
Cosponsored by National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation,
U.S. Department of Energy, and American Association for the Advancement of Science
Washington DC on June 16, 2000


9:00am-09:30am Registration at the Warne Lounge, the Cosmos Club
9:30am-10:20am Recent Progress in SUBARU and Prospects of Astronomy in Japan
Dr. Kenichi KODAIRA, Former Director General, National Astronomical Observatory
10:20am-11:10am How Stars Are Formed: What We Have Leaned from Mm and Sub-mm Studies
Dr. Yasuo FUKUI, Professor, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Nagoya University
11:10am-12:00am Astrophysics and Particle Physics with Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)
Dr. Tuneyoshi KAMAE, Professor, Faculty of Science, Hiroshima Unviersity



1:20pm-2:10pm Recent Topics in RNA Research in Japan
Dr. Yoshiro SHIMURA, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, Director of Biomolecular Engineering Research Institute


Molecular Biology of Rice

, Professor, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
3:00pm-3:30pm Coffee break<
3:30pm-4:20pm Plant Molecular Biology in Japan – past, present and future –
Dr. Kiyotaka OKADA, Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University,
4:20pm-5:10pm The Origins and Diversity of Crops: An Evolutionary Perspective
Dr. Barbara A. Schaal, Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University at St. Louis
5:30pm-6:00pm Cocktail

Dinner at The Westin Fairfax – the former Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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