Science in Japan Forum 2016

Science in Japan Forum 2016

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.

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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 Mission Directorate, NASA. Throughout the day, the following speakers gave excellent talks and received questions during lively Q&A time. The forum was closed by Paul Hertz who made valuable observations and concluded the forum.

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Approx. 110 participants, including researchers from universities, research institutes and government agencies attended the event. The successful results of the event with strong support from Co-Sponsor organizations show the good relations between Japan and the US which have been cultivated through the forum.

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