Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development Vol. 14
(Online Seminar)
(Call for Participation)

This is the Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development, held regularly by “the Comprehensive Support Project for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers.” Participation is free of charge, and please feel free to invite others and join in.


How to Develop Your Diplomacy as a Researcher: Researchers and Diplomacy

Date & Time

Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 16:30–18:00


When researchers start their research overseas or with foreign researchers at the early stage of their career, what are the key points to achieving the greatest possible results? For young researchers who aim to advance into Western developed countries and for PIs who give guidance to young researchers, this seminar will introduce important points when they start international collaboration, from the viewpoint of “individual researcher’s diplomacy” and “national-level diplomacy.” This seminar will also explain about JST’s new SICORP program, “ReNewMAP (Researcher New-mode Mobility Accelerator Program).”(*) Please feel free to ask questions and exchange opinions with the speakers who are acquainted with this program.

(*)SICORP (Strategic International Collaborative Research Program) is one of JST’s projects to promote international collaborative scientific research. The project started as a competitive resource project in FY2009, with the aim of sharing Japan’s outstanding research results with the world, and achieving synergistic effects and mutually developing scientific technology with other countries/regions, which can be the source of Japan's competitive power. Please check the site below for the call for applications for “ReNewMAP (Researcher New-mode Mobility Accelerator Program).”


  • “Knowing Others and Improving Yourself: A Diplomatic Perspective on Science” (Dr. KANO)
  • Introduction of “ReNewMAP (Researcher New-mode Mobility Accelerator Program) (Office of International Affairs, JST)
  • Q&A session


Mitsunobu KANO, MD, PhD
Vice Executive Director/Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in Health Systems, Okayama University

Dr. Mitsunobu KANO holds a Doctor of Medicine from the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo. He serves as the Science and Technology Co-Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is also a member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), a council member of the Science Council of Japan, a director of the Japan Society of Drug Delivery System, and a director of the Honda Foundation. He is currently a professor of the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in Health Systems, Okayama University. He serves as a head and vice director who is in charge of promoting SDGs there.

Department of International Affairs, JST:
Ms. Yuko TSUDA (JST Washington D.C. Office), Ms. Kaoru TOYOFUKU, and Ms. Junko SHIRAISHI


Zoom Webinar
※Participation is free of charge.
※This seminar can be viewed only in Japanese.
※Zoom information will be sent via email to those who have applied for participation by Wednesday, August 24.

Target Participants

  • Young researchers (including graduate students) who aim to study abroad or acquire a post abroad.
  • PIs who wish to start international joint research with young researchers to whom they give guidance.
  • Up to 1,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

※This year's SICORP program, “ReNewMAP (Researcher New-mode Mobility Accelerator Program),” is aimed at cutting-edge fields related to digital science, AI, and quantum technology. However, this seminar will be available to researchers in other fields as well.

Application for Participation

Please apply using the form below. Once your application is complete, you will receive an automatic e-mail reply from us.
Application deadline: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at noon

Application Form

※Applications will be closed when the capacity is reached.

※We would like to receive your questions in advance. If you have any questions to the speakers, please put them in the designated space of the Application Form. The deadline for accepting questions is Monday, August 15, 2022 at noon.

How to Participate

1. Using Zoom

Please join in using Zoom in one of the following ways.
The necessary information including URL, meeting ID, and passcode will be sent to you via e-mail at a later date.

■Using the app
Please install the Zoom app from this page in advance.

■Using a browser
If you are unable to use the Zoom app, you can also participate using your web browser. If you are using a browser, please visit this page to create a Zoom account.

2. Notes

■Please upgrade or reinstall the latest version of the app even if you have already installed the Zoom app. If you have an older version of the app, you may not be able to access the seminar.

■Please check this page for the recommended system requirements.

■We recommend checking the settings of your device and network in advance (Zoom test meeting).

■Please make sure you have a stable connection on the day of the seminar. If you are unable to participate in the seminar due to your connection, device, or network settings, JST will not be able to assist you. Also, JST will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused to you regarding the use of Zoom.

■We prohibit any recording, including "screen-shots," other audio or visual copying of the seminar.

Contact for Inquiries

Comprehensive Support Project Office for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers
Office of Developing Human Resources for R&D Programs
Japan Science and Technology Agency