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NSF Director's visit to Japan
Posted June 12, 2012
Dr. Subra Suresh, Director of NSF, gave a talk on "Science, Technology & Innovation: Recent Initiatives of NSF" at a NISTEP symposium held on June 5, 2012. The materials can be obtained here.


NSF Tokyo Regional Office 50th Anniversary
Posted October 14, 2010
The Symposium for the NSF Tokyo Office 50th anniversary was held at Tokyo American Center on October 6, 2010. Agenda is available from the link.


Report
Posted September 21, 2010
Connections: Bringing Together the Next Generation of Women Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


EAPSI 2010 Japan (JSPS Summer Program) Closing
August 24, 2010
The EAPSI 2010 closing ceremony was held at Hotel Pacific Tokyo on August 24.  6 students including 2 US students gave a research report presentation and the program closed with great success.



APSS-2010
Posted July 27, 2010

The third Asia-Pacific Summer School on Smart Structures Technology (APSS)-2010 was opened on July 15, 2010 at the University of Tokyo. The first APSS was held in Korea in 2008 and the second in the U.S. in 2009. This year's program has 45 graduate students from the U.S. (15), Japan (11), China (8), Korea (8), Italy (2), and U.K. (1).  The school concludes on August 4, 2010. U.S. students are supported by NSF.



EAPSI 2010 Japan (JSPS Summer Program)
Posted June 29, 2010

The opening ceremony for the 21th Summer Institute was held at the Shonan Village Center in Hayama on June 16, 2010 for 114 graduate students from US, UK, France, Germany and Canada.  There are 64 participants from US this year.  They will gain research experience at Japanese host research institutions through August 24, 2010.













International Prize for Biology
December 30, 2009

Dr. Winslow Russel Briggs, Director Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology at Carnegie Institution, and Emeritus Professor, Stanford University, received the 25th International Prize for Biology at a ceremony held on November 30, 2009, in the presence of the Emperor and the Empress, the Prime Minister, and the MEXT (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology) Minister. Dr. Briggs received the award for his groundbreaking work on biological light sensing.







EAPSI 2009 Japan (JSPS Summer Program) Closing
August 26, 2009
The EAPSI 2009 closing ceremony was held at Hotel Pacific Tokyo on August 26.  6 students including 2 US students gave a research report presentation and the program closed with great success.


2009 NEESWood Capstone Test
Posted July 16, 2009


EAPSI 2009 Japan (JSPS Summer Program)
Posted July 14, 2009

The opening ceremony for the 20th Summer Institute was held at the Shonan Village Center in Hayama on June 17, 2009 for 115 graduate students from US, UK, France, Germany and Canada.  There are 63 participants from US this year.  They will gain research experience at Japanese host research institutions through August 25, 2009.




NSF To Help Improve Academic Research Facilities
Released May 11, 2009
Press Release



Heat-tolerant Crops Could Prevent Future Starvation and Help Preserve Biofuels
Released April 27, 2009
With NSF support, plant molecular biologist L. Curtis Hannah is developing variants of key crops that will produce increased yields under heat stress





Year in Review: 2008
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities that made news last year
Released March 13, 2009


U.S.-Japan Round Table Discussion on Equal Participation in Science and Engineering
Posted March 19, 2009

U.S.-Japan Round Table Discussion on Equal Participation in Science and Engineering was held on February 17-18, 2009 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Seven Japanese and six US scientists discussed and exchanged views on a range of issues including career path, work-life balance, leadership training, and mentoring. The conference was supported, in part, by NSF and Hokkaido University. While in Japan, US participants visited Nihon University, Ochanomizu University, Japanese Governmentfs Gender Equality Office, and the Council for Science and Technology Policy.







International Prize for Biology-2008
Posted January 13, 2009

Dr. David Tilman, Regents' professor & McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology, University of Minnesota, received the International Prize for Biology-2008 at a ceremony in Tokyo on December 8 in the presence of their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.  The prize was established in 1985 in commemoration of the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research.  TohokuUniversity held a symposium on "The Causes, Consequences and Conservation of Biodiversity" in his honor.  Dr. Tilman also gave a public lecture at the TokyoAmericanCenter on "Increasing Food and Energy Needs vs. Sustainable Environment."


NSF-JSPS Activity on Internationalization of Universities
Posted January 13, 2009

A delegation of 13 U.S. academics visited Japan on December 1-6 to participate in the NSF-JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)-sponsored symposium on internationalization of universities.  A symposium at Waseda University kicked off the week, followed by visits to the Tokyo Institute of Technology, RIKEN's Wako Campus, and KyotoUniversity.  A symposium at OsakaUniversity on December 5 wrapped up their Japan trip.  The Japanese delegation visited US in May 2008.  http://www.u-kokusen.jp/e/seminar/h201104-sympo.html


NSF Director, Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., attended STS Forum, and visited RITE, Kochi Core Center, and Kochi University of Technology
Posted October 23, 2008

Dr. Bement attended the 5th STS (Science and Technology in Society) Forum in Kyoto and made a keynote speech on the gRole of Science and Technology in the 21st Century.h The theme of the 2008 Forum was gHarmony with Nature.hHe also visited RITE (Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth: http://www.rite.or.jp/index_e.html) in KeihannaScienceCity, and KochiCoreCenter (http://www.kochi-core.jp/en/) and Kochi University of Technology (http://www.kochi-tech.ac.jp/gs_e/index.html) in Kochi, ShikokuIsland.

U.S.-Japan Nanotechnology Symposium
Posted Oct 23, 2008
The NSF-MEXT-funded U.S.-Japan Young Scientists Symposium on Nano Mechanics-related Active Systems was held on October 8, 2008 at NIMS (National Institute of Materials Science) in Tsukuba Science City.Twelve U.S. researchers and 13 Japanese researchers presented their latest research on nano tools, hybrid nanomaterials, and nano-biomedical materials and devices.







NSF Awards 14 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
Released September 30, 2008
Press Release


EAPSI 2008 Japan (JSPS Summer Program) Closing
Posted September 25, 2008
The EAPSI 2008 closing ceremony was held at Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo on August 20.  6 students including 2 US students gave a research report presentation and the program closed with great success.



EAPSI 2008 Japan (JSPS Summer Program)
Posted June 5, 2008

The opening ceremony for the 19th Summer Institute was held at SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies) in Hayama on June 18, 2008 for 114 graduate students from US, UK, France, Germany and Canada.  There are 63 participants from US this year.  They will gain research experience at Japanese host research institutions through August 20, 2008.


NSF Director, Dr. Arden Bement, Jr., visits Kyoto and Tokyo
Posted June 5, 2008

Dr. Bement attended the meeting of the Heads of Research Councils (HORCs) of the G8 Countries held in Kyoto on May 17-19.  The HORCs was organized and hosted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). @In addition to the traditional principals only sessions, the HORCs agenda included a lecture by Dr. Shinya Yamanaka on induced pluripotent stem cell research and a tour of the Katsura Campus of KyotoUniversity.  On May 20 in Tokyo, Dr Bement met Minister Kisaburo Tokai of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister of State for Science and Technology.  He also gave a speech on climate change science at the Tokyo American Center to a standing room only audience.   On May 21, Dr. Bement traveled to the campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) and met with 16 undergraduate students participating in the NanoJapan program sponsored by a NSF PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) award, 0530220.  Meeting with the TIT President Iga concluded his busy schedule.

Global Warming Affects World's Largest Freshwater Lake
Released April 30, 2008
Press Release




All Eyes and Ears on the Corn Genome
Released February 28, 2008
Press Release


Tim Killeen to Become NSF Assistant Director for Geosciences
Released February 26, 2008
Press Release





NSF Dedicates New South Pole Station
Released January 15, 2008
Press Release


NSF Director Arden L. Bement, Jr. presents a commemorative plaque to Dr. Seok Sik Choi, Chairman of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF). Dr. Bement was in Korea June 8-16, 2007 to participate in KOSEF's 30-year anniversary symposium on "The Roles of Research Funding Agencies in the Global S&T Innovation," and to meet with S&T leaders at Korean ministries, agencies, universities, and research institutes.


Sixty-Four American graduate students, together with students from the UK, France, Germany and Canada, participate in opening ceremonies of the Japan Summer Program on June 13, 2007. The 10-week program, co-sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), is part of the NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes, which support U.S. graduate students for research experiences in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia and New Zealand.



 

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