The 4th Japan-Sweden Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology

April 23, 2009
Japanese

  1. The 4th Japan-Sweden Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology will be held on April 24 (Friday) in Tokyo (MOFA).
     
  2. The Committee meeting will be attended on the Japanese side by Mr. Seiji Kojima, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation, as chairperson, and other officials from that Ministry, the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and on the Swedish side by Dr. Katarina Bjelke, Director-General for Research Policy in Sweden’s Ministry of Education and Research, as chairperson and other officials from the Swedish Research Council, the Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), and other organizations.
     
  3. In this meeting, Japan will exchange information and ideas on the latest science and technology policies with Sweden, a country world-renowned as the awarder of Nobel Prizes and possessing the highest standards in science and technology, which under its Research and Innovation Bill, has been dramatically increasing investment  and advancing institutional reforms on science and technology. The two sides will also exchange information and ideas on research cooperation activities in such areas as life sciences, the environment, and nanotechnology.
     
  4. Members of the Swedish delegation attending this meeting will on April 25 (Saturday) visit relevant organizations to exchange ideas.
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