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Fugaku continues to achieve top rankings

November 17, 2022

Japan’s supercomputer Fugaku took top place in two rankings—HPCG and Graph 500—as well as the number two spot on the Top500 ranking and third place on the HPL-AI benchmarks. These rankings, announced at SC22 in Dallas, Texas, show that Fugaku continues to maintain its place at the top of the supercomputing world.

Fugaku is being used in projects aimed at overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as in work aimed at the development of Society 5.0, and research aimed at the further development of high-performance computing, such as the fusion of classical and quantum computation, is also expected.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2022/20220530_3/index.html

Magazine: RIKEN Research (Fall 2022 issue)

“RIKEN Research” is a quarterly English-language publication, highlighting the latest research at RIKEN labs and centers. You can download the PDF of the latest and the past printed issues at RIKEN Research archives.

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In research collaboration with NTU Singapore, RIKEN developed Robobug: a rechargeable, remote-controllable cyborg cockroach

September 08, 2022

In collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Waseda University in Japan, RIKEN has developed a technology that allows thin, soft solar cells and electronic components to be placed on the backs of insects for recharging and wireless communication. This technology allows cyborg insects with sensors to detect people without worrying about running out of battery power, such as when searching for victims in inaccessible areas.

>>Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/research_news/pr/2022/20220905_2/index.html

>> RIKEN press release in Japanese: 再充電可能なサイボーグ昆虫

-昆虫の基本動作を損なわない超薄型有機太陽電池の実装-

https://www.riken.jp/press/2022/20220905_2/index.html

>>Supplementary movies are provided in the article:

Integration of body-mounted ultrasoft organic solar cell on cyborg insects with intact mobility https://www.nature.com/articles/s41528-022-00207-2

Celebrating the mutual research collaborations between RIKEN and NTU

RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop held in Singapore

September 08, 2022

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the mutual research collaboration agreement and showcasing of the research works by the members of the RIKEN – NTU Joint Research Centres, RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop was held by hybrid form at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chang School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in Singapore on September 05, 2022. At the on-site workshop, which was co-organised by RIKEN and NTU LKCMedicine, having Mr Yoshiaki TAKAHASHI, Minister, Embassy of Japan in Singapore as a guest of honour, five RIKEN scientists presented their research works together with their research collaborators in Singapore. The workshop spanned a wide range of disciplines, not only in medicine and biology, but also in chemistry and engineering. At the end of the lively and successful workshop, the RIKEN – NTU Joint Research Centre co-Directors Prof Atsushi IRIKI from RIKEN and Prof Kah Leong LIM from NTU promised to further deepen their cooperation, both in terms of research and the exchange of young researchers between the two research institutions.

>>Read more at http://www.sg.riken.jp/category/2022 .

Above left : RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop onsite

Above right : Workshop participants group photo taken at the workshop venue at LKCMedicine

Celebrating the mutual research collaborations between RIKEN and NTU

RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop held in Singapore

September 08, 2022

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the mutual research collaboration agreement and showcasing of the research works by the members of the RIKEN – NTU Joint Research Centres, RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop was held by hybrid form at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chang School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in Singapore on September 05, 2022. At the on-site workshop, which was co-organised by RIKEN and NTU LKCMedicine, having Mr Yoshiaki TAKAHASHI, Minister, Embassy of Japan in Singapore as a guest of honour, five RIKEN scientists presented their research works together with their research collaborators in Singapore. The workshop spanned a wide range of disciplines, not only in medicine and biology, but also in chemistry and engineering. At the end of the lively and successful workshop, the RIKEN – NTU Joint Research Centre co-Directors Prof Atsushi IRIKI from RIKEN and Prof Kah Leong LIM from NTU promised to further deepen their cooperation, both in terms of research and the exchange of young researchers between the two research institutions.

Above: RIKEN Executive Director in charge of international affairs Prof Makiko NAKA is delivering her opening remarks by video at the workshop
Above: Workshop participants group photo taken at the workshop venue at LKCMedicine
The two co-Directors of the RIKEN – NTU Joint Research Centre: (from the right in the front row in the photo) Prof Atsushi IRIKI, Head of Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development, RIKEN Centre for Biosystems Dynamics Research, RIKENJapan, and Prof Kah Leong LIM, President’s Chair in Translational Neuroscience, Vice-Dean (Research), LKCMedicine, &Research Director (Biomedical and Life Sciences), NTU Singapore

President Gonokami issues “RIKEN’s Vision on the 2030 Horizon”

August 24, 2022

Makoto Gonokami
President, RIKEN

“RIKEN’s Vision on the 2030 Horizon”.

RIKEN, Japan’s premier scientific research institute, seeks to be a place where scientists conduct the research that they themselves wish to pursue, research that coincides with the creation of knowledge needed to secure humanity’s future, a place where science and society converge and deepen mutual trust.

>>Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/about/president/index.html

Greetings from the President : https://www.riken.jp/en/about/president/index.html

RIKEN at a Glance 2022

Our latest English pamphlet is now online.

Please visit https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/pubs/pamphlets/index.html .

Fugaku takes top honors on HPCG and Graph500 rankings for fifth consecutive term

June 17, 2022

The supercomputer Fugaku, which RIKEN began providing for shared use in March 2021, has taken the No. 1 place for the fifth consecutive term on the High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) and Graph500 rankings. It also ranked second in the TOP500 and HPL-AI rankings. This result was based on the Fugaku’s full specifications (432 racks, 158,976 nodes). These results were announced on May 30 at ISC 2022, an international conference on high-performance computing held at the Congress Center Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany, and online.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2022/20220530_3/index.html

Fourier Intelligence visited RIKEN Singapore Office

May 30, 2022

On April 21, 2022, Ms. Sarah LIM, Assistant Director, Support Services and Mr. Jake KEE, Assistant Director, Operations from Fourier Intelligence International visited RIKEN Singapore Office and discussed a potential collaboration with RIKEN with Dr. Takashi KAWABE, Director, RIKEN Singapore Office. Fourier Intelligence group focuses on rehabilitation robotics solutions, including upper and lower limb exoskeletons. With many joint research laboratories around the world, the group is building a network of engineers, researchers, and clinicians to chart the new frontier of innovative medical technologies.  

(Photo from left to right) Ms. Sarah LIM, Fourier Intelligence; Dr. Takashi KAWABE, Director, RIKEN Singapore; Mr. Jake KEE , Fourier Intelligence

Call for new RIKEN Network members!

Call for new RIKEN Network members!

We are expanding RIKEN Alumni network from Singapore to Southeast Asia and South Asia. We are also calling for non-Alumni network membership application for those who are not RIKEN Alumni but are interested in RIKEN’s activities/news and research collaborations with RIKEN in the region.

>> Read more at http://www.sg.riken.jp/riken_network_membership

Call for RIKEN Hakubi Fellows – Junior PI Program (FY2023)

May 2, 2022

RIKEN offers junior Principal Investigator (PI) positions, the RIKEN Hakubi Fellows, for exceptionally talented researchers for a maximum of 7 years.

Online registration deadline : July 7, 2022 (24:00 JST)
Upload of application documents deadline : July 14, 2022 (15:00 JST)

For more information, please visit https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs/hakubi/hakubi2023/.

COVID-19 related research at RIKEN (Updated April 1, 2022)

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, RIKEN is putting its research infrastructure and resources to work in a number of areas, including the development of more effective diagnostic kits, publication of data to contribute to the development of effective therapies, and other research to help people and communities get through the crisis.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/covid-19-rd/ .

Call for applications for the position of Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) for FY 2023 (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024)

March 21, 2022

The call for FY2023 has been closed.

RIKEN is currently accepting applications for the FY 2023 Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) Program, from young, creative, independent researchers who will be a powerful force in furthering RIKEN’s research activities.

For more information, please visit https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs/spdr/career2023.

RIKEN joined SuperComputing Asia 2022 in Singapore

March 1-3, 2022

From 1 March to 3 March 2022, RIKEN participated in the SuperComputing Asia 2022 (SCA2022) .The annual conference was held as a hybrid event at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Co-organised by supercomputing centres of the region including those in Australia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand and anchored by the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, the SuperComputing Asia incorporates a number of important supercomputing and allied events that together aim to promote a vibrant and shared high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem, for both the public and private sectors, in Asia.

In the conference, Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka, Director, RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) joined as a steering committee member and virtually as one of key speakers in five sessions. Also from R-CCS, Prof. Makoto Tsubokura, Team Leader, contributed to the conference opening ceremony as a keynote speaker, while Dr. Fumiyoshi Shoji, Division Director and Unit Leader, gave an brief introduction on Fugaku operation and services. At the conference venue, RIKEN R-CCS set up a booth featuring the world’s fastest supercomputer Fugaku and received various inquiries about Fugaku and possible international research collaborations.

Above : RIKEN R-CCS Fugaku booth at SCA 2022 venue is ready to receive visitors.

Above : Booth display to access information about Fugaku. A PDF file of the display (QR codes) can be found at http://www.sg.riken.jp/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Fugaku_The-Flagship-Supercomputer-of-Japan.pdf(863KB)

At SCA 2022 venue: (left) Mr. Eugene LOW, Deputy Director, Marketing & Engagement, NSCC (right) Dr. Takashi KAWABE, Director, RIKEN Singapore Office
At SCA 2022 venue:
(left) Dr. Takashi KAWABE, Director, RIKEN Singapore Office (right) Mr. Kyota INOUE, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Singapore/ Japan Creative Centre

RIKEN Europe symposium 2022 “Sustainable research infrastructure for a sustainable world”

~ Free online event on 22 February 2022,9:00-12:30 CET / 16:00-19:30 SGT ~

RIKEN Europe Office is organising the RIKEN Europe symposium 2022, aiming at further raising the visibility of RIKEN in Europe, promoting RIKEN as a reliable partner, and creating networks for future collaboration. The theme is “Sustainable research infrastructure for a sustainable world”.
RIKEN’s research infrastructure including the Bioresource Research Center, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021, Fugaku supercomputer, accelerators and radiation light facilities will be presented including visual images.

For free registration and more information, please visit https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/events/symposia/20220222_1/index.html

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RIKEN CBS Summer Program 2022

Theme: ARCHITECTURES OF THE BRAIN

A hierarchy of genetic, synaptic, and circuit architectures in our brains creates function

Plan A: Internship Course (8 weeks, June 16 – Aug 10)

Summer interns will work in a CBS Lab for eight weeks and participate in the research activities of the host laboratory.

Plan B: Lecture Course (5 days, July 4-8)

The lecture course is set up to present both basic concept as well as cutting edge research that will aid in understanding the selected theme.

Held in either on-site, Hybrid or Virtual (To be advised by early of March 2022)

Application deadline: Monday, February 7, 2022 (23:59JST) February 14, 2022 (9:00JST)

Click here to enlarge RIKEN CBS Summer Program 2022 Poster (PDF 3.8MB)

The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function.

The Summer Program is designed to encourage and further the education of young neuroscientists and emerging researchers as they enter the international neuroscience community. Since its creation in 1999, nearly 300 prominent researchers and more than 1000 students have participated in the program.

For more information, please visit https://cbs.riken.jp/en/summer/

RIKEN joins Wellcome Leap Global Network

December 15, 2021

RIKEN has become a member of the Leap Health Breakthrough Network, a global group of academic and research institutions around the world working to tackle the world’s most serious health challenges at record speed, based on the idea of “leaps ahead.” RIKEN is the first Japanese institute to join this network, whose goal is to build and execute bold, unconventional programs that aim to deliver breakthroughs in human health over five to 10 years, demonstrating “seemingly impossible results on seemingly impossible timelines.” A key feature of the system is that Program Directors are given significant leeway in the direction of projects.

The Master Academic Research Funding Agreement (MARFA), which sets the terms and conditions of the partnership between RIKEN and Wellcome Leap, was signed on September 15. Based on this, RIKEN researchers have become eligible to apply for funding as part of the network, which also includes major global institutes in human health research such as Harvard University, MIT, the Francis Crick Institute, Karolinska Institute, and A*STAR. The MARFA allows projects to be started rapidly, without going through a long process of negotiation over intellectual property and the publication of research results.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20211116_3/index.html

Supercomputer Fugaku earns top rank on key machine learning benchmark

December 3, 2021

The supercomputer Fugaku earned the top rank on CosmoFlow, one of the MLPerf HPC benchmarks that are used to gauge a supercomputer’s capability in the area of large-scale machine learning processing. Remarkably, this feat was achieved using just half of Fugaku’s capability—the remaining resources being used simultaneously for other projects—and the system still achieved a score 1.77 times faster than its closest rival.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20211116_3/index.html

Fugaku extends its reign as champion of supercomputers

December 1, 2021

The supercomputer Fugaku—aptly named after Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji—maintained its place at the top of the high-performance computing world for the fourth consecutive term. At SC21, a hybrid high-performance computing event being held in St. Louis in the United States and online, it was awarded first place on the TOP500 list—the best-known supercomputing benchmark, as well as HPCG, a measure of supercomputer performance on real-world applications, and HPL-AI, which ranks computers on artificial intelligence-related tasks, and Graph500, which gauges a computer’s ability to handle data-intensive loads. Fugaku, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, began to be used for shared use in March this year.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20211116_3/index.html

Fugaku earns “quadruple crown” for third consecutive term

The supercomputer Fugaku—aptly named after Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji—maintained its place at the top of the high-performance computing world for the third consecutive term. At ISC2021, an online high-performance computing event, it was awarded first place on the TOP500 list—the best known supercomputing benchmark, as well as HPCG, a measure of supercomputer performance on real-world applications, and HPL-AI, which ranks computers on artificial intelligence related tasks, and Graph500, which gauges a computer’s ability to handle data-intensive loads. Fugaku, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, began to be used for shared use in March this year.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20210628_3/index.html

IBRO-RIKEN CBS Summer Program 2021

Reconstructing emotion: from molecules and circuits to concepts

・Lecture course (virtual): June 28 to July 2, 2021

・Application deadline: March 5, 2021 (23:59JST)

Click here to enlarge IBRO-RIKEN CBS Summer Program2021 Poster (PDF 886KB)

The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. The course consists of an intensive 5-day lecture series featuring distinguished international faculty and a poster session to be put on by the program participants. The program will be offered in a hybrid format in which students and lecturers can attend virtually or in-person this year.

For more information, please visit:  https://cbs.riken.jp/en/summer/

Invitation to “Hope for the Future – RIKEN Symposium on Sustainable Resource Science -” on Friday, May 28, 2021

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) will host an international symposium themed “Hope for the Future – RIKEN Symposium on Sustainable Resource Science -” and would like you to join this online symposium.

Keynote Lecture “The Future Society Engendered
by Lithium-ion Batteries ” is presented by Dr. Akira Yoshino (Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 / Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation).

Friday, May 28, 2021 9:00 am to 5:50 pm JST (8:00 am to 4:50 pm SGT)
Organizer: RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS)
Zoom Webinar
 * English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation from English to Japanese)
 * Pre-registration is required from the page of “Registration“.
Live-stream on YouTube  https://youtu.be/5Gz8GOyqVVQ
 * English only
 * Free to access

>> For more information, please visit  at http://www.csrs.riken.jp/en/symposium/index.html .

A faster diagnostic test for COVID-19

April 19, 2021

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research have developed a new technology that can be used to diagnose COVID-19 in just minutes, by detecting single molecules of the virus RNA. Unlike the most commonly used method today, PCR, it does not require amplification of the RNA.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20210419_2/index.htmlhttps://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20210419_2/index.html .

RIKEN established RIKEN Centre for Quantum Computing on April 1, 2021

The RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC) explores the frontier of quantum technologies through the research and development of quantum computers as innovative information processing units based on the principles of quantum mechanics. Our full-stack approach covers broad aspects of the research and development from hardware to software and from basic science to applications.

>> For more information, visit at https://rqc.riken.jp/en/ .

Shared use of Supercomputer Fugaku begins

On March 9, 2021, the development of the supercomputer Fugaku was completed, and shared use of the machine began. The computer, currently ranked as the most powerful in the world, was developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu starting in 2014, with the mission of becoming the core of Japan’s High Performance Computing Infrastructure, an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20210309_2/index.html.

Call for applications for the position of Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) for FY 2022

・Starting work in FY2022 (April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023) for 3 years contract at RIKEN laboratories in Japan

・Application deadline:  April 8, 2021 (Japan Time) 【Extended! 】5 pm April 22 Thursday, 2021 (Japan Time)

RIKEN is currently accepting applications for the FY 2022 Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) Program, from young, creative, independent researchers who will be a powerful force in furthering RIKEN’s research activities.

For more information, please visit SPDR program website.

RIKEN strives to provide the best and most exciting opportunities for young scientists in the crucially important early stages of their career. To find out more programs for Junior Scientists, please visit https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs.

>>Young researchers talk about their life at RIKEN. Watch it at YouTube RIKEN English Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE-1AI0fTrOsoYT-whBwoQ .

Singapore researchers to access Fugaku, the world fastest supercomputer

November 30, 2020

New collaboration between RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and National Computing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, will allow Singapore scientists to directly tap on the HPC resources of Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer to do ground breaking research, enhance educational activities and develop talent in high performance computing (HPC).

>>Find out more information from NSCC’s Press Room page https://www.nscc.sg/press-room/ and the press release(PDF).

>> Open call information from RIST to the Global HPC communities on how to access Fugaku
Video tutorial : How to Access World Fastest Supercomputer Fugaku
https://fugaku100kei.jp/e/exhibit/

Japan’s Fugaku retains title as world’s fastest supercomputer

November 17, 2020

The supercomputer Fugaku, which is being developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited based on Arm® technology, has again taken the top spot on the major high-performance computer rankings, including the Top500 list, in all of the rankings posting much higher scores than the runners-up. The other rankings are HPCG, a ranking of supercomputers running real-world applications, HPL-AI, which ranks supercomputers based on their performance capabilities for tasks typically used in artificial intelligence applications, and Graph 500, which ranks systems based on data-intensive loads. It also posted the highest score by far on the Graph 500 ranking. The awards were announced on November 16 (Japan time) at the SC20 High-Performance Computing Conference, currently being held as an online event.

>> Full media release can be found at RIKEN website : https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20201117_2/index.html

>>(日本語報道)スーパーコンピュータ「富岳」TOP500、HPCG、HPL-AIにおいて2期連続の世界第1位を獲得: https://www.riken.jp/pr/news/2020/20201117_2/index.html

Japan’s Fugaku gains title as world’s fastest supercomputer

Supercomputer FUGAKU ” photo from https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20200623_1/index.html

June 23, 2020

The supercomputer Fugaku, which is being developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited based on Arm® technology, has taken the top spot on the Top500 list, a ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers. It also swept the other rankings of supercomputer performance, taking first place on the HPCG, a ranking of supercomputers running real-world applications, HPL-AI, which ranks supercomputers based on their performance capabilities for tasks typically used in artificial intelligence applications, and Graph 500, which ranks systems based on data-intensive loads. This is the first time in history that the same supercomputer has become No.1 on Top500, HPCG, and Graph500 simultaneously. The awards were announced on June 22 at the ISC High Performance 2020 Digital, an international high-performance computing conference.

>>Full media release can be found at RIKEN website : https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20200623_1/index.html

>>(日本語報道)スーパーコンピュータ「富岳」TOP500、HPCG、HPL-AI、Graph500において世界第1位を獲得:https://www.riken.jp/pr/news/2020/20200623_1/index.html

The 5th USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Workshop held at RIKEN Singapore Office

November 25-26, 2019

The 5th USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Workshop was held at RIKEN Singapore Office, Biopolis, Singapore on November 25-26, 2019.

USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) was established in February 2015 as a collaborative program by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and RIKEN, Japan, to undertake research on ageing and illnesses associated with the process of ageing as well as to strengthen personnel exchanges by using the fruits of their collaborations since 1993.

At this workshop, 23 researchers from RIKEN and USM presented their collaborative research works and discussed their research findings actively. In addition, 4 external reviewers were invited to join this workshop and assist to compile the final year’s report of URICAS project. The project has got positive review by them.

Group photo of the the participants
Workshop at RIKEN Singapore Office

Students from the University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office

September 11, 2019

Eight undergraduate students from The University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office during their Overseas Experience Program in Singapore. RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about Singapore and RIKEN’s R&D activities as well as his overseas work experience.

RIKEN booth at “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2019” 

August 16-25, 2019

From August 16 to 25, RIKEN participated in the “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2019”, the annual exhibition in Bangkok, the country’s largest science and technology fair of the year. According to the local media, more than 1 million people visited the fair, and most of them were Thai students. This year’s theme was “Science, Technology and Innovation: Inspiring Creativity for Better Living and Sustainability for the Nation”. RIKEN joined the fair as a part of Japan Pavilion for the third time. RIKEN booth featured introduction of RIKEN national science institute and programs for young researchers as well as RIKEN’s Brain Science research collaboration with Chulalongcorn University in Thailand, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. With the help of joint research collaborators from Chulalongcorn University at the booth, we explained and answered many inquiries from Thai visitors about our research activities.

RIKEN Booth (front view) ready to receive visitors
RIKEN Booth (rear view)
(From right to left) RIKEN RO Director Tsuzawa, RIKEN’s joint research collaborator Prof. Suchinda Malaivijitnond and Miss Kumpai from Primate Research Unit, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
RIKEN booth visitors (Thai students)
Japan Pavilion exhibitors group photo with Thai Dr. Weerapong Paesuwan, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation at the Opening Ceremony

Ms. Hiroko Kuno, Director, Business-Academia Cooperation Office, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visited RIKEN Singapore Office

July 12, 2019

On June 25, 2019 Ms. Hiroko Kuno, Director and Dr. Takuya Sato, Researcher, Business-Academia Cooperation Office, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visited RIKEN Singapore Office.

Ms. Kuno explained the “Industry-Academia-Government Cooperation Council” of the ministry, of which RIKEN’s five research centers are members.  It aims at strong growth of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food Industries by creating innovation with broad range of knowledge through networking and collaboration among various industries and fields. In return, Singapore Office Director Tsuzawa introduced about Singapore’s latest trend of R&D, especially in the field of agricultural biotechnology. Mr. Suzuki and Ms. Nakamura from RIKEN International Affair Division , who stayed at Singapore office on the day, joined the meeting, too. Both the ministry and RIKEN promised to exchange relevant information in future.

Ms. Kuno(2nd from right) and Dr. Sato(far left) from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at RIKEN Singapore Office

RIKEN Executive Director attended the 6th STS forum ASEAN – JAPAN WORKSHOP in Singapore 

April 23, 2019

The 6th STS forum ASEAN – JAPAN  WORKSHOP in Singapore, organized by Japan’s Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS Forum) and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) , was held in Singapore on April 23, 2019.

Prof. Motoko Kotani, RIKEN Executive Director in charge of International Corporations, attended as a speaker and one of panelists at this workshop’s “Session 1: Science and Technology Cooperation between ASEAN and Japan: human resource development and brain circulation”. STS forum was founded by Mr. Koji Omi, former Finance Minister of Japan. STS forum ASEAN – JAPAN WORKSHOP has been an annual event since 2014. At this session, the panelists discussed about how to strengthen and deepen ASEAN members and Japan’s cooperation in science and technology, innovation and human resources development.

RIKEN Executive Director Kotani is delivering her speech.

Students from Seifu Nankai High School visited RIKEN Office

March 15, 2019

A group of students and teachers from Seifu Nankai Senior High School in Osaka, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Overseas Fieldwork. This is the school’s third visit to our office. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities and policies as well as his overseas experience.

RIKEN scientist awarded The Asia HPC Leadership Award at SupercomputingAsia 2019 (SCA19) in Singapore

March 12-14 2019

The theme for SCA19 is “HPC Futures – Hyperscalers, Exa, AI, Quantum and Beyond”. RIKEN has been attended this annual conference since its launch last year. RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) Director Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka was awarded The Asia HPC Leadership Award on 12 March. The award recognises an outstanding individual with excellence in leadership within the HPC community.

Guest-of-Honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance (right) handed over “The Asia HPC Leadership Award” to Prof. Matsuoka. (Image courtesy of SuperComputing Asia 2019)

Attending USM-RIKEN International Center for Ageing Science (URICAS) Symposium 2019 and International Conference on Ageing 2019, Penang, Malaysia

March 6-8, 2019

URICAS Symposium 2019 was held at Universiti Sains Malaysia(USM), Penang, Malaysia on 6 March 2019. USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) was established at USM in February 2015 as a joint laboratory of USM and RIKEN.Since then URICAS has held annual symposium and strengthen the research collaborations and nurture young researchers between the two research institutions.  Researchers from RIKEN and USM including students from USM presented their research works and projects.

URICAS Symposium 2019, young researchers presented their research works
MOU renewal signing ceremony at USM (from left) RIKEN Dr. Hiroshi Ono, RIKEN Executive Director Dr.Motoko Kotani, USM Vice Chancer Datuk Prof. Asma Ismail and USM Prof. Shaharum Shamsuddin

Following the symposium, International Conference on Ageing 2019 ageing with dignity was organized by USM on 7-8 March 2019. 21 RIKEN researchers and officials attended the international conference. 

Conference
Conference
Keynote Speaker and Penang Chief Minister Mr. Chow Kon Yeow(third from left) and USM
Prof. K. Sudesh Kumar (far right) at RIKEN booth at ICA 2019
(From right) USM Prof. Nazalan Najimudin, RIKEN Singapore RO Director Mr. Tsuzawa

Students from Hyogo Prefectural Akashi Josai Senior High School visited RIKEN Office

January 15, 2019

A group of students and a teacher from Hyogo Prefectural Akashi Josai Senior High School in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Overseas Program. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about his overseas experience and lectured about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities.

PRESTO(Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology) program researchers funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST)visited RIKEN Office

January 14, 2019

PRESTO(Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology) program researchers funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST)visited RIKEN Office before their workshop with NRF. Among members were Dr.Hiromi Arai, Privacy and Social System Team, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project and  RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about Singapore’s scientific R&D landscape and exchanged ideas on the international collaboration.

Students from Shizuoka Prefectural Mishima-Kita High School visited RIKEN Office

October 9, 2018

The students and teachers from Shizuoka Prefectural Mishima-Kita High School, Japan, visited RIKEN Office and Biopolis area for their Study Trip to Singapore. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about his overseas experience and lectured about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities.

Students from The University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office

September 13, 2018

A group of students from The University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office during their Overseas Experience Program in Singapore. RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa lectured about Singapore and RIKEN’s R&D activities. They had a lively discussion on various topics after the presentation.

RIKEN booth at “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2018” 

August 16-26, 2018

From August 16 to 26, RIKEN participated in the “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2018” exhibition in Bangkok, the country’s largest science and technology fair of the year. It was visited by more than 1 million people; most of them were Thai students. RIKEN joined the fair as a part of Japan Pavilion. RIKEN booth featured introduction of RIKEN national science institute and programs for young researchers as well as RIKEN’s research collaboration with Chulalongcorn University in Thailand, and besides ordinary visitors, was visited by several VIPs from Thai science and research institutes and Japanese Embassy in Thailand.

Above left photo: RIKEN Booth (front view) ready to receive visitors
Above right photo: RIKEN Booth (rear view)

Above photo: RIKEN RO Director Tsuzawa is talking to Thai students at RIKEN booth.

Above left photo: RIKEN booth visitors: (right)Dr. Pavadee Aungkavattana, Deputy Executive Director of National Nanotechnology Center , National Science and Technology Development Agency (NANOTEC/ NSTDA)and (left) Ms. Benyapa Suwan, Manager of International Collaboration Section of NANOTEC/ NSTDA
Above right photo: RIKEN booth visitors: (center) Dr.Aparat Mahakhant,
Deputy Governor, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and other Japan Pavilion exhibitors

Above left photo: RIKEN booth visitor: (right) Mr. Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand
Above right photo: Japan Pavilion exhibitors group photo with Thai Prime Minister Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha (6th from left) and Thailand’s Minister of Science and Technology(MOST) Dr. Suvit Maesincee(7th from left) at the Opening Ceremony

Students from Yokohama City Minami High School visited RIKEN Office

August 3, 2018

A group of 10 Students and teachers from Yokohama City Minami High School, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, visited RIKEN Office for their Study Trip to Singapore. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about his overseas experience and lectured about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities.

Director Tsuzawa’s lecture on RIKEN at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology(SMART) BioSyM Seminar Series

July 30, 2018

RIKEN Singapore Office Director Tsuzawa was invited to deliver a lecture on the overview of RIKEN to the young researchers from SMART at NUS CREATE campus on 30 July. There is a strong interest from the participants in RIKEN’s diverse range of scientific disciplines as well as the programs for foreign researchers.

RIKEN booth at “innovfest unbound 2018”  

July 4, 2018

On June 5 and 6, RIKEN participated in the “innovfest unbound 2018” exhibition, an innovation festival which was said to be the largest in Southeast Asia and was held as part of the Smart Nation Innovations Week, at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. RIKEN’s booth was part of the Japan Pavilion sponsored by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
RIKEN’s booth highlighted RIKEN’s “Baton Zone” collaborative projects with industrial partners. One of the partners is euglena Co.,Ltd. which set up another booth next to RIKEN booth at this exhibition. During the two days, not only did we have researchers and personnel from Singapore and global companies visit our booth, but many representatives of Japanese companies located in Singapore came by. Many active discussions took place, including requests for information on collaborative research and technology transfer with RIKEN.

Above left photo:  RIKEN booth
Above right photo: Japan Pavilion sponsored by JETRO

Visiting research related institutions in Bangkok, Thailand

June 19-20, 2018

RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa visited research related institutions in Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, National Science and Technology Agency Development Agency/National Nanotechnology Center (NSTDA/NANOTEC) and Kyoto University ASEAN Center. They discussed further collaborations between RIKEN and the institutions.

Above left photo: (from left) Prof. Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Acting Director, Dept. of Biology, Chulalongkorn University; Mr.Tsuzawa; Dr.Srichan Bunlungsup, Postdoctrial student, Dept. of Biology, Chulalongkorn University
Above right photo: (from left) Prof. Mamoru Shibayama, Director, Kyoto University ASEAN Center ; Mr.Tsuzawa ;Dr. Ayako Fujieda, University Research Administrator (URA) for International Affairs
Research Administration Office, Kyoto University

Above left photo: A meeting at NANOTEC
Above right photo: Dr. Uracha Ruktanonchai, Deputy Executive Director, NANOTEC (3rd from the left); Dr.Varol Intasanta, Director, Functional Nanomaterials and Nanofrontier Research Unit (3rd from the right)

Students from Seifu Nankai High School visited RIKEN Office

March 19, 2018

A group of students and teachers from Seifu Nankai Senior High School in Osaka, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Overseas Fieldwork. This is the school’s second visit to our office. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities and policies as well as his overseas experience.

Prof. Masako Shinjo, Career Adviser to Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), visited RIKEN Singapore Office

February 8, 2018

Prof. Masako Shinjo, Career Adviser to Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan, visited RIKEN Singapore Office and had a discussion with Director Tsuzawa regarding RIKEN’s activities in Singapore as well as how to drive exchange of researchers and students between South East Asian countries and Japan.

Science & Math Course Students from Shimane Prefectural Izumo Senior High School visited RIKEN Office

January 26, 2018

A group of Science & Math Course students and teachers from Izumo Senior High School in Shimane Prefecture, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Study Trip in Singapore. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about his overseas experience and lectured about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities.

Students from Hyogo Prefectural Akashi Josai Senior High School visited RIKEN Office

January 16, 2018

A group of students and a teacher from Hyogo Prefectural Akashi Josai Senior High School in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Overseas Program. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about his overseas experience and lectured about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities.

Visiting Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines Office of International Linkage, Manila, Philippines

November 9, 2017

RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa visited Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines Office of International Linkage respectively to discuss future collaborations between RIKEN and the two institutions.

Above left photo: Dr.Rowena Cristina L. Guevara,Undersecretary, DOST (center)
Above right photo: Dr Gil S.Jacinto, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Internationalization)/ Director, Office of International Linkage UP (right)

The 1st NIP-RIKEN Joint Research Workshop

November 10, 2017

The 1st NIP-RIKEN Joint Research Workshop was held at National Institute of Physics (NIP) University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), Quezon City, Philippines on 10-11 November. Both scientists at UPD and RIKEN have had close relationships for a long time, and in September 2016 both institutions signed an Agreement to establish the International Joint Graduate School Program, which aims to identify and foster talented young scientists capable of contributing to future research collaboration, not only between UPD and RIKEN, but also between the Philippines and Japan in the field of science and technology, At this symposium, 16 researchers from RIKEN and NIP presented their research works, This 1st workshop’s success promises to strength the future collaborations and exchanges between RIKEN and NIP-UPD.

Above left photo: RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa making opening speech at the workshop
Above right photo: Group photo at the workshop

Director of Finland City of Jyväskylä visited RIKEN Singapore Office

November 15, 2017

Dr. Harri Hyvönen, Director of Strategy and Development, City of Jyväskylä in Finland, and Mr. Beng Tong Neo of Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics visited RIKEN Singapore RO and had a discussion with Director Tsuzawa regarding RIKEN’s activities in Singapore as well as Singapore’s digitization.

Students from Okinawa Prefectural Kaiho Senior High School visited RIKEN Office

November 8, 2017

A group of students and teachers from Okinawa Prefectural Kaiho Senior High School in Okinawa, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Overseas Program. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa talked about his overseas experience and lectured about RIKEN and Singapore’s scientific R&D activities.

The 13th RIKEN Alumni Singapore meeting

September 18, 2017

The 13th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting was held at Biopolis on 15 September 2017 .

Students from The University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office

September 12, 2017

A group of students from The University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office during their Overseas Experience Program in Singapore. RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa lectured about Singapore and RIKEN’s R&D activities.

Visiting Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) in Bangkok, Thailand

September 8, 2017

RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa visited Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)  and discussed on future research collaborations between RIKEN and TISTR.

RIKEN attended Thailand-Japan Research Seminar on Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites in Bangkok, Thailand

September 7, 2017

To mark the 130th Anniversary of Thailand-Japan Diplomatic Relations, Thailand’s National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) and the Embassy of Japan in Thailand  organized a joint Thailand-Japan Research Seminar on Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites on 6-7 September 2017. Dr. Hideki Abe from RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science was one of invited speakers of this seminar. RIKEN Singapore RO Director Tsuzawa also attended this meeting as an invited guest.


 

MP of Japan and former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Mr. Tokai’s visit to RIKEN Office

August 17, 2017

On August 10, Mr. Kisaburo TOKAI, Member of Japan’s House of Representatives and former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), accompanied by the Embassy of Japan officials, visited RIKEN Office and held a meeting with Singapore office representatives from RIKEN, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). The representatives from 3 national research agencies made presentations about Singapore’s R&D landscape as well as their activities in Singapore.

Above Photo: ( 4th from left) Mr. Kisaburo TOKAI, Member of Japan’s House of Representatives and former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT)

Japanese Prime Minister Abe visited the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), Kobe, Japan

June 30, 2017

On June 24, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), Kobe, Japan. Dr. Masayo Takahashi, Project Leader, Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration, whose work led the world first clinical trial to use induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in humans explained developments of her recent research. After the site visits, the Prime Minister had a meeting with RIKEN President Matsumoto, Executive Directors and other CDB representatives. During the discussion, the Prime Minister hoped RIKEN would continue to lead the world in the area of regenerative medicine and drug discovery.

Japanese PM Abe, RIKEN President Matsumoto (second from right), and Dr. Takahashi (in white) at RIKEN CDB, Kobe, Japan 

*Source of photo : http://www.riken.jp/pr/topics/2017/20170624_1/

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Attending the inaugural Science and Technology Organisations (STO) Summit in Singapore

June 5, 2017

On May 31 and 1 June, the inaugural Science and Technology Organisations (STO) Summit,co-organized by A*STAR in Singapore and VTT in Finland, was held at The St. Regis in Singapore. There were participants from 43 different organizations from around the world to aims to bring together global leaders from different countries to share insights and ideas on global socio-economic technology shifts, new and emerging areas of opportunities, and their thoughts on research strategies and policies.

Dr. Yuji KAMIYA, RIKEN Horary Scientist, and RIKEN Singapore Office Director and Deputy Director were invited and attended this summit followed by his visit to RIKEN Singapore Office.

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 Above left photo:  STO Summit

 Above right photo: Dr. Kamiya at RIKEN Singapore Office (centre)

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