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Session 3 - March 24, 2016 at Tokyo Headquarters (K’s Gobancho)

In this session, the President briefly spoke about recent topics as well as the JST 20th anniversary project and commemoration ceremony and forums.

Deputy Executive Director Saito also addressed a report titled “State of the JST activities dedicated to reconstruction of East Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake.”

In addition, Chairman Kawabata and President Kawabata of Kawaki Co., Ltd., President Katano of ICOMES LAB Co., Ltd., and students of the Super Science department at Fukushima High School delivered lectures titled “Launching ‘Iwate Nambu Jigona Soba,’” “Development of stand-less infusion pump for emergency in the disaster site” and “D-Shuttle Project,” respectively.

President Hamaguchi Executive Director Saito Chairman Kawabata of Kawaki Co., Ltd., President Kawabata of Kawaki Co., Ltd., President Katano of ICOMES LAB Co., Ltd., students of the Super Science department at Fukushima High School

The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
ppt Press Conference by the President (March 24, 2016) (PDF:265KB)

Session 2 - January 20, 2016 at Tokyo Headquarters (K’s Gobancho)

The President did not address any specific topics in this session. We have only published the material that was handed out to the press.

Dr. ASANO Yasuhisa (Professor, Biotechnology Research Center and Department of Biotechnology, Toyama Prefectural University) delivered a lecture on the subject of “Industrial enzyme from a millipede: a small worm turned out to be a gold mine.”

Photo: Session 2

The aforementioned material is available for download from the link below:
ppt Press Conference by the President (January 20, 2016) (PDF:513KB)

Session 1 - December 03, 2015 at Tokyo Headquarters (K’s Gobancho)

President Hamaguchi briefly spoke about the role of JST, three major themes for maximizing research results, essential actions for promoting approaches, and winning of the 2015 Top 100 Global Innovations award.

Photo: Session 1

The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
ppt Press Conference by the President (December 03, 2015) (PDF:657KB)

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Session 4 - September 11, 2015 at Tokyo Headquarters (K’s Gobancho)

In this session, the President delivered a brief explanation of JST’s accomplishments and future challenges.

Then, Dr. KUNITAKE Toyoki (President, Kitakyushu Foundation for Advancement of Industry Science and Technology) gave a lecture titled “Outlook of the Catalytic Transformation: ‘ACT-C program’ Approaches.”

Photo: Session 3 Photo: Dr. NOJI

The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
ppt Press Conference by the President (September 11, 2015) (PDF:231KB)

Session 3 - July 16, 2015 at Tokyo Headquarters (K’s Gobancho)

In this session, the President briefly spoke about his overseas business trip this past June, the new research areas and research supervisors selected for CREST and PREST for the second term of 2015, and publication of the CRDS Panoramic View Report of Research and Development 2015.

Then, Dr. NOJI Hiroyuki, (Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo) delivered a lecture on the subject of “Digital Revolution in Bioanalysis.”

Photo: Session 3 Photo: Dr. NOJI

The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
ppt Press Conference by the President (July 16, 2015) (PDF:710KB)

Session 2 - May 20, 2015 at Tokyo Headquarters (K’s Gobancho)

In this session, the President introduced the topic titled “Realizing a super smart society” and the most recent report on the J-RAPID program.

Then, Dr. FUJITA Masayuki (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Research Supervisor, JST CREST) delivered a lecture on the subject of “CREST research area to establish a distributed cooperative energy management system: Challenge for new research area management.” Dr. HAYASHI Yasuhiro (Professor, Waseda University / Research Director, JST CREST) also addressed the topic of “Research and development on next generation cooperative energy management system (EMS) through dissemination of renewable energy and demand response.”

Photo: Session 2 Photo: Dr. FUJITA Masayuki Photo: Dr. HAYASHI Yasuhiro

The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
ppt Press Conference by the President (May 20, 2015) (PDF:964KB)

Session 1 - April 23, 2015 at Tokyo Headquarters (K’s Gobancho)

In this session, the President described our strategy “Transformation into National R&D Agency - JST’s Approach to Reforming Funding Structure” and introduced the subject “Contribution to Preparation of OECD/GSF’s Report on Scientific Advice.”

Then, Dr. KATORI Hidetoshi (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / Chief Scientists, Quantum Metrology Laboratory, RIKEN) delivered the lecture titled “Searching for a New Second.”

Photo: Session 1 Photo: Dr. Katori

The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
ppt Press Conference by the President (April 23, 2015) (PDF:550KB)