"We are One ! Sakura Science Club"is a website for mutual exchange among those who participated in the Sakura Science Program (Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science) including peers from your country or friends from other parts of the world, our program organizers and supporters.
Sakura Science Program is organized by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) which invites youths from Asia on a short span for the purpose of expanding interest in science and technology.
Sakura Science Club consists of program participants from the past and those who assisted in the program. On this website's home page, we also plan to enrich its content by covering useful information/links as much as we can, for those who have not participated in the program yet and are considering participation in the near future.
Once you log in from the "Members Only" button using your personal User ID/password, it will lead you to our friendly venue of casual exchange. You could ask for more details on already posted topics or ask for advice from other members. Consequently, you could share questions on timely topics with other members around the world. On this home page, we will also publish excerpts from our members-only mail magazine.
Through this web home page and SNS, we sincerely hope that everyone could come together as "One." We look forward to your participation!
First of all, may I express my excitement on the commencement of Sakura Science Club.
Your stay in Japan may not have been longer than you wished for, but by becoming our member, I hope that you can nurture a long-lasting friendship among your peers and among the Japanese partners you met in the program.
I sincerely pray that exchange activities conducted through the club would benefit your future career paths.
It will be my greatest pleasure to see all of you actively pursuing careers in science and technology, be it in your country, Japan or elsewhere.
Akito Arima, Ph.D.
Former President, University of Tokyo
Thank you very much for joining Sakura Science Club.
This Club was initially established for fun exchange among those who came to Japan on our Sakura Science Plan programs. There are about 7,000 members consisting of program participants from 2014-2015, and I predict that this number will increase even more in the future. We would like international researchers, university professors to join us for multi-faceted activities and contents.
For an enjoyable and resourceful Sakura Science Club, please feel free to post your opinions and requests so we can all create a great Club together.
Executive Director, Sakura Science Plan