Greeting from Director of JST Singapore Office
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
The Asian region, the most populous in the world, is expected to be a potent driving engine for sustainable growth of the world in the 21st century in terms of economy as well as science, technology & innovation. In the meanwhile, the region faces various global and regional problems such as energy, environment, infectious diseases and natural disasters and so on which could be obstacles for further healthy development. More...
Japan is cool : Food, Comics, Sightseeing, and Science!
The 1st Sakura Exchange Program Alumni Meeting in Singapore
24 March 2016 / Singapore
Since we launched the "Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science" in 2014 (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science), more than 120 talented young Singaporeans have experienced studying in Japan. However, it wasn’t until March 19, 2016 that we had the opportunity to get the participants together again for the very first Sakura Science Program Alumni Meeting.More...
Against all odds - Vietnam gov. hangs its hopes on a SATREPS project
6 August 2015 / Vietnam
Landslides are the most destructive natural force in Vietnam, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) on flash flood zoning and landslide mapping in the country’s mountainous provinces.More...
NTU opens positions for assistant profs
29 July 2015 / Singapore
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore now calls for opening positions.
For every year, NTU’s program “the Elite Nanyang Assistant Professors (NAP)” has invited outstanding talents from all over the world. In the past, there were three Japanese researchers were selected and they have been energetically working in their research fields.More...
Set a milestone on fighting against NTDs in Philippines
4 May 2015 / Singapore
-A project for Leptospirosis
According to Dr. Yasutake YANAGIHARA, if you ask a taxi driver in Manila what Leptospirosis is, there would be a good chance that he knows (even if the taxi driver in Manila doesn’t know the destination you’ve asked him to take you). That’s how well-known the disease’s name is in the Philippines.More...
Can our future rely on palm wastes?
1 April 2015 / Malaysia
After we crossed the border from Singapore and into Malaysia, we kept driving for more than an hour.
The landscape here was changed and different from the city “Johor Bahru” which we passed on the way. Palm tree plantations were all over the place. Only one interstate road stretched out into the middle of a palm tree jungle and nothing more. As if it continued forever.More...
Can Robot heal human mind? - Robot seal could help elderly dementia patients
16 March 2015 / Singapore
March 16, 2015 - On the table, there were four cuddly baby seals sleeping. But neither they were real ones nor stuffed ones: They were actually robots.More...
JST- A*STAR Joint Workshop for upcoming Joint Matching Fund
12 January 2015 / Singapore
On 12th of January 2015, JST-A*STAR Joint Workshop “Development of Fundamental Technology for Biodevices Enabling Dynamic Analysis and Control of Cells” was held in Exploration Theatrette, Matrix Level 4 at the Biopolis before the launch of the third joint grant call by both parties. It was held based on the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) concluded in October 2014.More...
Now NRF invites foreign students to enter PhD Scholarship in Singapore
5 January 2015 / Singapore
National Research Foundation, a Singapore government research funding entity, announced open call for scholarship program for any students who are seeking for PhD degree opportunities.More...
President of JST paid a courtesy call on e-ASIA JRP Secretariat Office
27 November 2014 / Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Michiharu Nakamura, the President of Japans Science and Technology Agency (JST), visited the Thailand Science Park (TSP) on November 27, 2014.More...
Developing Therapeutic Agents for Dengue Fever Based on SATREPS Project Outcomes
7 November 2014 / Tokyo, Japan
Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) program
Medical & Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. (MBL) has announced the successful development of fully human neutralizing antibodies for dengue virus infections. MBL was one of the collaborators in the SATREPS project, “Research and Development of Therapeutic Products against Infectious Diseases, especially Dengue Virus Infection”, led by Prof. Kazuyoshi Ikuta of the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University. The developed antibodies demonstrate effectiveness in inhibiting dengue virus replication, making them candidates for treatment of dengue virus infections. More...
Secretariat Office of e-ASIAJRP opened at Thailand Science Park!
21 October 2014 / Bangkok, Thailand
The Opening Ceremony of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program Secretariat Office was held on the 21st of October 2014 at Thailand Science Park.More...
Blue light to go! - Three physicists share the Nobel Prize
7 October 2014 / Tokyo, Japan
From a lantern for camping to a laptop, our life now depends on one of the biggest innovation in the 20th century, light emitted diode or LED. More...
JST and A*STAR singed a MOC for renewing research cooperation
3 October 2014 / Kyoto, Japan
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in Kyoto, Japan. This new contract will renew their research partnership for another three year period. The two agencies will plan to organise a joint workshop in Singapore in the next few months, followed by the launch of their third joint grant call. More...
Open call for 2015 Nanyang Assistant Professorship (NAP) Call
2 October 2014 / Singapore
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of the top technological universities in the region, announced that "The 2015 Nanyang Assistant Professorship (NAP) Call" has been launched and the deadline for this call is 12 October 2014, 11:59 pm.
Innovation and innovation- TECHINNOVATION 2014 in Singapore
23- 24 September 2014 / Singapore
Singapore is now getting well-known as a science and technology driven country. Here is a culmination of its reputation achieved; TECHINNOVATION 2014 held on the 23rd and 24th of September at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
JST and JSPS encourage Indonesian young scientists at ASTW exhibition
18 - 27 August 2014 / Bogor, Indonesia
JST participated to the 9th ASTW（ASEAN Science and Technology Week）that had been held in Bogor, Indonesia from August 18th to 27th. This biggest regional event for S & T was mainly for all delegates from participated countries to discuss the future of S & T development and related issues in the ASEAN region but it also has a variety of programs including an exhibition.
TUMSAT Overseas Expedition in Singapore
18 - 22 August, 2014 / Singapore
The Global Office of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT) has implemented the “Global Human Resource Development Program” to encourage her adventurous students to experience a month-long life in foreign countries exclusively in Asia since 2012.
Super Science High School Student Fair 2014
6-7 August, 2014 / Yokohama
The 11th SSH Student Fair was held from August 6 to 7, 2014 in Yokohama.
The biggest event of this kind in Japan could successfully be concluded, thanks to the great enthusiasm and contributions of more than 5,000 participants from 203 SSHs and 23 distinguished schools from 9 foreign countries and region, namely from China, Germany, India, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, USA and Chinese Taipei.
First visit from JST to UTHM in Malaysia
17 July 2014 / Malaysia
We visited UTHM (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia) on July 17, 2014. This was the first time for us to visit the campus and we had a very warm welcome from UTHM faculty members including deputy vice-chancellor, Dr. Wahid B. Razzaly.
The third Annual Board Meeting of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program
21 July 2014 / Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
The third Annual Board Meeting of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (hereinunder referred to as the “Program”) was held on the 10th & 11th of July 2014 in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.).
Visit to proposed e-ASIA Secretariat Office site @Thailand Science Park
27 June 2014 / Thailand
Postphoned by the coup d'eta which looks not so serious for people living in Bangkok, we seek to open the new project office for the e-ASIA Secretariat at a NSTDA building in the Thailand Science Park (TSP), northern Bangkok.
Site visit to SATREPS Biomass laboratory @TISTR
26 June 2014 / Thailand
On 26th of June, I visited projects site of ”Innovation on Production and Automotive Utilization of Biofuels from Non-food Biomass Reducing CO2 Emissions with Vehicle Biofuel Made from Nonedible Vegetable Oil’ ( Principal Investigator Dr. YOSHIMURA Yuji, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)) located in TISTR (Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research), northern Bangkok, to learn what the merit of on-site cooperation is.
The 14th SCA, International Conference, 2014, “Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability and a Holistic Understanding of Sustainable Development in Asia” -@Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18th and 19th of June, 2014 / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 14th SCA, International Conference, 2014, “Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability and a Holistic Understanding of Sustainable Development in Asia” was held on 18th and 19th of June, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur.
SCA Joint Project Workshops @Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 June 2014 / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
On the occasion of its annual assembly, Science Council Asia (SCA) hosted the “SCA Joint Project Workshops” where 3 on-going cooperative projects between Japan and Malaysia supported by SATREPS were introduced as followings.
A SATREPS team for Sri Lanka project met faculty members of NEWRI, NTU
5 June 2014 / Sri Lanka
On June 5th in Singapore. Main members of the Sri Lanka SATRREPS project entitled "Development of Pollution Control and Environmental Restoration Technologies of Waste Landfill Sites Taking into Account Geographical Characteristics in Sri Lanka" visited Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
University President Forum (UPF) 2014@Johor Bahru, Malaysia
22 May 2014 / Johor Bahru, Malaysia
University President Forum (UPF) 2014 was held by University Technology Malaysia (UTM) at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. About 30 universities from 15 countries participated in the forum including universities in Japan such as Tsukuba, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Shibaura Institute of Technology etc.
JST Singapore Office made a presentation as an only presenter from non-university status.