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Press Conference 2020 by the President

Session 8– March 24, 2021 at Tokyo Headquarters

The president spoke about the 3rd Brilliant Female Researchers Award (The Jun Ashida Award). Subsequently, Shimazu Hiromoto, Leader of the Life Science and Clinical Research Unit, CRDS of JST, spoke about "the world’s trends in research and development of the COVID-19 and a recommendation for establishment of an infectious disease research platform to build a resilient nation against infectious diseases." Then, Professor Ishii Ken J. (Division of Vaccine Science, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo) and Professor Sakurai Kazuo (Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Kitakyushu University) delivered lectures online about promotion of research and development for infectious diseases measures through a new domestic adjuvant production project.

The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
Press Conference by the President (March 2021)(PDF:437KB)
  • President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • Fellow Shimazu

    Fellow Shimazu

  • Professor Ishii Ken J.

    Professor Ishii Ken J.

  • Professor Sakurai Kazuo

    Professor Sakurai Kazuo

  • Session 7– February 17, 2021 at Tokyo Headquarters

    The president spoke about “Call for ideas for deciding Prioritized Themes of the JST-Mirai Program” and “Results of the FY2020 call for the FOREST (Fusion Oriented REsearch for disruptive Science and Technology) program.” Subsequently, Dr. Iwamoto, Managing Director, Department of Research Promotion, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED), lectured on infectious diseases as the Research Supervisor of the new research area of CREST.

    The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
    Press Conference by the President (February 2021)(PDF:379KB)
  • President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • Dr. Iwamoto

    Dr. Iwamoto

  • Session 6– January 20, 2021 at Tokyo Headquarters

    The president spoke about the Moonshot R&D MILLENNIA Program and Support Program of Capital Contribution to Early-Stage Companies (SUCCESS). Subsequently, Dr. Nishimura, CEO and Dr. Ko, Board chairman, of Medical Data Card Inc., as an example of startups supported by SUCCESS program, lectured about their service: MeDaCa, which enables patients to store their medical information and to connect with medical institutions remotely by using smartphones.

    The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
    Press Conference by the President (January 2021)(PDF:877KB)
  • President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • Dr. Nishimura (Medical Data Card Inc.)

    Dr. Nishimura (Medical Data Card Inc.)

  • Dr. Ko (Medical Data Card Inc.)

    Dr. Ko (Medical Data Card Inc.)

  • Session 5– December 16, 2020 at Tokyo Headquarters

    The president briefly spoke about JST’s activities. Subsequently, Mr. Yoshida, Manager of the Evidence Team, explained the trends of COVID-19 research papers. Then, Dr. Matsumoto Kazuhiko, Specially Appointed Professor, the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University , lectured on “Detection of the human infectivity of highly pathogenic influenza virus by graphene biosensors.” He is the research director of “Creation of two-dimensional biological model platform with sugar chains functionalized graphene” in the research area of Development of Atomic or Molecular Two-Dimensional Functional Films and Creation of Fundamental Technologies for Their Applications, CREST.

    The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
    Press Conference by the President (December 2020)(PDF:383KB)
  • President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • Mr. Yoshida (Manager, Department of Research Program Strategy)

    Mr. Yoshida (Manager, Department of Research Program Strategy)

  • Dr. Matsumoto

    Dr. Matsumoto

  • Session 4– November 19, 2020 at Tokyo Headquarters

    President shared information about JST’s new initiative “Plan B” and a call for opinion on research and development in relation to COVID-19. Subsequently, two projects supported by the J-RAPID Collaborative Research/Survey Program for Urgent Research on COVID-19 were presented. Dr. Haramoto Eiji, Professor, Interdisciplinary Center for River Basin Environment, University of Yamanashi, lectured on “Elucidation of the pathogenic microorganisms contamination in the water environment and promotion of sewage epidemiological research.” Then, Dr. Minami Tsuyoshi, Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo and Dr. Anthony Genot, Laboratory for Integrated Micro Mechatronic Systems, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) delivered a lecture on “Paper-Based Sensor Devices for Rapid and Accurate Detection of COVID-19.”

    The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
    Press Conference by the President (November 2020)(PDF:820KB)
  • image:President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • image:Dr. Haramoto Eiji

    Dr. Haramoto Eiji

  • image:Dr. Minami Tsuyoshi

    Dr. Minami Tsuyoshi

  • image:Dr. Anthony Genot

    Dr. Anthony Genot

  • Session 3– October 14, 2020 at Tokyo Headquarterss

    President talked about Science Agora 2020 and announced the recipients of the Brilliant Female Researchers Award (The Jun Ashida Award). Subsequently, the winner of the award, Dr. Sakai Nami who is a chief scientist at the Star and Planet Formation Laboratory, Riken, lectured on “Searching origins of diverse planetary systems through the fusion of astronomy and chemistry.” Then, the representatives from Gunma University, which is the winning organization, lectured on “10-year plan of MAYUDAMA---Female researchers connect and weave innovation.” Then, as a winner of the JST President Award, Dr. Hoshino Ayuko, Associate Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, delivered a lecture.

    The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
    Press Conference by the President (October 2020)(PDF:912KB)
  • image:President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • image:Dr. Sakai

    Dr. Sakai

  • image:Dr. Hoshino

    Dr. Hoshino

  • image:Appointed Director Honda, Gunma University

    Appointed Director Honda, Gunma University

  • image:Ms. Nagayasu, Diversity Promotion Center, Gunma University

    Ms. Nagayasu, Diversity Promotion Center, Gunma University

  • Session 2– September 16, 2020 at Tokyo Headquarters

    President talked about topics including the 45th Inoue Harushige Prize and its awarded technologies. Subsequently, the Inoue Harushige Prize Committee presented certificates and trophies, and the Watanabe Memorial Foundation for The Advancement of New Technology offered research incentives.

    Then, Dr. Itozaki Hideo, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University, delivered a lecture on “Development of liquid explosives inspection device using near-infrared light spectrum,” and Dr. Fukuoka Atsushi, Professor of Hokkaido University Institute for Catalysis had a lecture on “Development of platinum catalyst for maintaining freshness of fruits and vegetables.”

    The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
    Press Conference by the President (September 2020)(PDF:1.01MB)
  • image:President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • image:Professor Itozaki Hideo

    Professor Itozaki Hideo

  • image:Professor Fukuoka Atsushi

    Professor Fukuoka Atsushi

  • Session 1– July 30, 2020 at Tokyo Headquarters

    President Hamaguchi spoke about JST’s actions toward COVID-19, public call for a new initiative: Fusion Oriented REsearch for disruptive Science and Technology(FOREST), and an appointment of Asakawa Chieko as the new Chief Executive Director of Miraikan.

    Then Shimazu Hiromoto, Fellow and leader of the Life Science and Clinical Research Unit, CRDS of JST explained the noteworthy research and development trends of the COVID-19. From the Overseas Research Unit of CRDS, Fellow and leader Sawada Tomoko also talked about “Investment in R&D in science and technology fields after the COVID-19 pandemic in major countries.” Yoshida Hideki, Manager of the Evidence Team explained the COVID-19 research trends in the related papers.

    For the second part, Director Fujiwara Hiroaki and Director Kobayashi Osamu of the Department of International Affairs discussed about the roles of nations, the balance of power among nations, international cooperation, globalization, and the significance of science under the COVID-19 pandemic by analyzing opinions of intellectuals around the world. Then, President Hamaguchi lectured “Science and technology in the era of with/post COVID-19 pandemic" under consideration of these discussions.

    The presentation material is available for download from the link below:
    Press Conference by the President (July 2020)(PDF:280KB)
  • image:President Hamaguchi

    President Hamaguchi

  • image:Fellow Shimazu (CRDS)

    Fellow Shimazu (CRDS)

  • image:Fellow Sawada (CRDS)

    Fellow Sawada (CRDS)

  • image:Mr. Yoshida (Manager, Department of Research Program Strategy)

    Mr. Yoshida (Manager, Department of Research Program Strategy)

  • image:Mr. Fujiwara (Department of International Affairs) as of July

    Mr. Fujiwara (Department of International Affairs) as of July

  • image:Mr. Kobayashi (Director, Department of International Affairs)

    Mr. Kobayashi (Director, Department of International Affairs)