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The 11th RIKEN Alumni Singapore meeting

August 3, 2015

The 11th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting was held on 3 August 2015 .

RIKEN-A*STAR Joint Symposium 2015

August 3, 2015

RIKEN held a joint symposium with The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), to commemorate 10 years’ anniversary of science and technology partnership between RIKEN and A*STAR at Sentosa Resort World Convention Centre Singapore on August 3, 2015 .

The theme of this symposium was “Material science toward next 50 years”.

>> RIKEN’s press release on August 7, 2015 ->Celebrating a decade of collaboration between Japan and Singapore

Director Tsuzawa’s lecture for delegations from Okinawa

July 23, 2015

RIKEN Singapore Director Tsuzawa was invited to be one of speakers at a seminar for delegations from Okinawa, Japan. The seminar was held at Biopolis in Singapore and organized by Okinawa Prefectural Government, who is keen to learn about Biopolis and find business opportunities in Singapore for Okinawa’s biomedical related companies.

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Director Tsuzawa was invited to a meeting with Ambassador of Japan to Singapore

May 15, 2015

RIKEN Singapore Director Tsuzawa was invited to a meeting hosted by His Excellency, Mr. Haruhisa Takeuchi, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore. Mr. Tsuzawa and other guests, who are working at Singapore’s scientific and technological R&D institutes, exchanged views and discussed about R&D environment in Japan and Singapore with Mr. Takeuchi.

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Delegation from Thailand NANOTEC visited RIKEN’s research facilities in Japan

January26-27,2015

Research team from Thailand’s National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) led by Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC made a two day visit to RIKEN . They visited RIKEN SPring-8 Centre in Harima, Hyogo prefecture on January 26, 2015 as well as RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) in Kobe on January 27, 2015. Mr. Tsuzawa, Director of RIKEN Singapore guided their trip to RIKEN. RIKEN and NSTDA ( NANOTEC is a research agency operating under NSTDA) concluded MOU in 2011.

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**Photos** (Left) From left: Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC and Dr. Tetsuya Ishikawa, Director of RIKEN SPring-8 Center. (Right) NANOTEC Delegation in front of K Computer, the world’s leading super computer and simulator

10th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting

December 17, 2014

The 10th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting was held at RIKEN Singapore Representative Office meeting room. It has been almost 2 years since our last alumni meeting.
We discussed and exchanged ideas about RIKEN’s recent international research activities and further collaboration opportunities as well as personal and work updates among members. This meeting was hosted by Dr. Kenji OEDA, RIKEN Executive Director in charge of international relations, and organized by RIKEN Singapore Representative Office.

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Director Tsuzawa’s lecture at NUS, Singapore

October 18, 2014

RIKEN Singapore Office Director Tsuzawa lectured on Japan’s Abenomics, Science, Technology and innovation policy as well as RIKEN’s R&D activities at National University of Singapore.

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Visitors from the association of secretaries for members of the House of Representatives, Japan

September 26, 2014

Delegation from the association of secretaries for members of the House of Representatives, Japan visited RIKEN Singapore Office. Director Tsuzawa lectured about Singapore and RIKEN’s R&D activities.

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Students from Waseda University visited RIKEN Office

September 9, 2014 

  A group of students and teachers from Waseda University visited RIKEN Office. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa lectured about Singapore and RIKEN’s R&D activities.

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Appointment of New Director of RIKEN Singapore RO

July 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Genichi TSUZAWA has been appointed as new Director of RIKEN Singapore RO with effect from July 1, 2014. Mr. Kenichiro KAKIHARA, who has been Director of RIKEN Singapore RO since April 2006, is leaving for Japan to assume a new assignment at RIKEN Global Relations and Research Coordination Office.

RIKEN extended MOU with A*STAR

March 31, 2014

RIKEN and Singapore’s A*STAR (the Agency for Science, Technology and Research) agreed Extension of Memorandum of Understanding on General Collaboration (MOU), which first concluded in September 2005, and extended it in 2008 and 2011.

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