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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.

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