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Updated in January, 2020

Reunion has been updated

The first alumni meeting for SSC Indonesia was held at Crowne Plaza Jakarta on December 11, 2019. Right before the event, SSC volunteer coordinators for Indonesia got together to meet up for the first time and talk about future plans.

Member’s Voice has been updated

If you are thinking of coming back to Japan, testimonies by SSC members might help you get a rough idea of what to watch out for and how you can develop your career goals.

New Sci-Tech Commentary: New Data Shows Japan's Decline in Research Capabilities

New Data Shows Japan’s Decline in Research Capabilities

On November 19, Clarivate Analytics, the international information service company which runs the world’s largest citation index and platform Web of Science, announced Highly Cited Researchers for 2019. The latest list backs up the impression that Japan’s research ability is declining.

Life has been updated

Preparing for Earthquakes in Japan – Building a metropolis over tectonic plates made Japan a forerunner in seismology research and awareness education. Learning through losses suffered in 1995 and 2011, Japan is getting ready to counter future megaquakes.

Updated in December, 2019

Reunion has been updated

On November 11, the 2nd Japan SSC Alumni Meeting was held at Seihoku Gallery (Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo).

On November 10, SSC volunteer coordinators got together at JST for a brain-storming session to improve and develop alumni activities.

Member’s Voice has been updated

If you are thinking of coming back to Japan, testimonies by SSC members might help you get a rough idea of what to watch out for and how you can develop your career goals.

Science and Technology has been updated

Dr. Miki Ebisuya Receives the First Jun Ashida Award for Remarkable Women Researchers
Noble Prize Winner Dr. Yoshino Akira’s Lecture in Tokyo: Research will Help Solve Environmental Problems
Heavy Rain Damage Simulated through Supercomputer: Positive Results Reported at Climate Risk Symposium

Life has been updated

Flood Control in Tokyo Metropolis - The next few installments of Life will center on Japan’s infrastructure, and how it works to prevent or reduce widespread damage from the many natural disasters that the country is vulnerable to. This month—the problem of rivers.

Updated on Nov, 2017

Story of Satoshi Omura: Written by Rensei Baba

From the square banner on the right, you can read the life story of Dr. Satoshi Omura who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Dr. William Campbell for the discovery of ivermectin, a remedy for river blindness prevalent in the African tropics. Before going into his life as a researcher, the author goes back to his family background, elementary school to university days, his teaching experience and how it lead to his entry into graduate school to start his career as a researcher. We hope his story could be an inspiration to your future.

Updated on Oct, 2016

We have started to post “The Story of Satoshi Omura”

The author Rensei Baba writes about Satoshi Omura’s life story and his research. Satoshi Omura had saved lives of 200 million people and won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 2015 for his achievements.

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