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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/

>> Related News posts:

The Official Website of the Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet

-> Visit to the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology Saturday, June 24, 2017

RIKEN HQ website TOPICS

->(Japanese Only) 安倍総理が理研多細胞システム形成研究センターを視察2017年6月24日

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)

Celebrating RIKEN’s 100th birthday with international research partners

May 11, 2017

On April 26, more than 600 guests, including Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, celebrated RIKEN’s centennial at a ceremony held at the Tokyo International Forum in downtown Tokyo, Japan. RIKEN Singapore Office’s Director Tsuzawa and Deputy Director Ohata attended the ceremony. There were invited guests from around of the world, including VIPs of South East Asia’s leading research institutes and universities.

(right) Chairman Mr. Lim, A*STAR, Singapore                        (center) Deputy President Prof. Lam, NTU, Singapore

 (left) Deputy Vice Chancellor                                                (left) Prof. Sudesh, School of Biologocal Sciences,         Prof. Rohana,University of Malaya,Malaysia                           Universiti Sains Malaysia,Malaysia

 

>> RIKEN’s News on April 27, 2017 ->Celebrating RIKEN’s hundredth birthday  

Students from Seifu Nankai High School visited RIKEN Office

March 21, 2017

A group of students and teachers from Seifu Nankai Senior High School in Osaka, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Overseas Fieldwork. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa lectured about RIKEN and Singapore’s Scientific R&D landscape.

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Joint Press Release

March 9, 2017

RIKEN and NTU Singapore collaborate in human biology research to develop innovative healthcare solutions

>> To read the entire press release, please click here(PDF file) .

RIKEN Researchers’ visit to RIKEN Office

March 3, 2017

Dr. Masayo TAKAHASHI, Project Leader, Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, whose work led the world first clinical trial to use induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in humans visited RIKEN Singapore with other researchers after their attendance at symposium in Singapore.

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USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Symposium 2017

February 27-28, 2017

URICAS Symposium 2017 was held at Universiti Sains Malaysia(USM), Penang, Malaysia. USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) was established at USM in February 2015 as a joint laboratory of USM and RIKEN to use the fruits of their collaborations since 1993 to solve the problems facing humanity as well as to strengthen joint research and personnel exchanges. At this symposium, 23 researchers from RIKEN and USM presented their research works, and USM students also participated by briefing and poster presentations of their projects.

  One of Symposium presentations                 USM young researchers

For more information, please read following news releases :

>> From USM News Portal post (Link to USM website)

February 27,2017 “URICAS SYMPOSIUM 2017 STRENGTHENS BILATERAL COOPERATION”

>> More news about RIKEN & USM collaborations in the past (Link to RIKEN HQ website)

June 24, 2016 Where do rubber trees get their rubber? Decoding the rubber tree genome

February 25, 2016 Delegation from USM visits RIKEN

February 20, 2015 Collaborative agreement between RIKEN and Universiti Sains Malaysia

January 15, 2014 RIKEN and Universti Sains Malaysia: a fruitful partnership

September 26, 2011 Opening of USM-RIKEN Joint Laboratory for Bioprobe Discovery

Students from Ochanomizu University visited RIKEN Office

February 23, 2017

A group of 35 students and teachers from Ochanomizu University visited JST and RIKEN Singapore during their Singapore Science Program. Our Director Tsuzawa and Deputy Director Ohata lectured about Singapore Office and RIKEN’s R&D activities.

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Ambassador’s visit to RIKEN Office

January 31, 2017

Mr. Kenji Shinoda, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore, accompanied by the Embassy officials visited RIKEN Office. They were welcomed by RIKEN and other Japanese research institutes’ representatives, and received presentations about their activities at Biopolis, followed by research facility visits.

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 (third from left) Ambassador of Japan to Singapore Mr.Shinoda

Students from Omiya Kita High School visited RIKEN Office

October 4, 2016 

  A group of year 11 students from Omiya Kita High School in Saitama Prefecture, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their overseas school trip in Singapore. RIKEN S’pore RO Director Tsuzawa lectured about Singapore and Singapore’s Scientific R&D landscape.

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Students from The University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office

August 31, 2016

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

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RIKEN joined the inaugural one-north Festival

August 5-6, 2016

The one-north Festival, jointly organised by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and JTC, is a celebration of research, innovation, creativity, and enterprise. The inaugural festival was open to the public on 5 and 6 August at Fusionopolis One @ one-north, Singapore. The Singapore offices of RIKEN and Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST), as tenants of Biopolis and members of one-north community, set up a joint exhibition booth at the festival and introduced our research activities and programs. 2016 marks 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations (SJ50). Our booth exhibition was officially approved as a program in line with SJ50 projects.


RIKEN Executive Director Dr. Arinobu’s visit

June 13, 2016

RIKEN Executive Director Dr. Mutsuhiro Arinobu and Mr. Satoshi Kohara, Executive Director of The Business-University Forum of Japan, visited Singapore Office and had a meeting with Director Tsuzawa.

 (from left) Mr.Tsuzawa, Dr. Arinobu, Mr. Kohara

RIKEN President’s Prof. Matsumoto’s visit to Singapore

June 10,2016

RIKEN President Prof. Hiroshi Matsumoto visited Singapore. He had courtesy visits to local research related institutes and meeting with local scientists.

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Above left photo:  NUS President Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan and Prof Matsumoto

Above right photo:  At RIKEN Singapore  Office

Meeting with NSTDA President in Thailand

June 9, 2016

RIKEN President Prof. Hiroshi Matsumoto , accompanied by Director Tsuzawa, had a meeting with National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) President Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool in Bangkok.

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 (from left) Mr. Tsuzawa, Prof Matsumoto, Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC)

Director Tsuzawa’s lecture at NUS, Singapore

March 5, 2016

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(NUS). This is his third lecture at NUS.

 

The 12th RIKEN Alumni Singapore meeting

March 3, 2016

The 12th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting was held on 25 February 2015 .

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