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.