The 11th Meeting of the Japan-U.S. High-Level Committee on Science and Technology

June 11, 2010

  1. The Joint High-Level Committee (JHLC) pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America on Cooperation in Research and Development in Science and Technology will hold its 11th meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 12 (Sat).

  2. The meeting will be attended on the Japanese side by JHLC Co-chair Tatsuo Kawabata, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, and officials of the Ministries and Agencies concerned, and on the U.S. side by JHLC Co-chair John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and officials of the Departments concerned.

  3. At the meeting, the JHLC will exchange opinions on the science and technology policies of the two countries, and discuss ways of Japan-U.S. science and technology cooperation in various fields, including international trends of science and technology and science and technology diplomacy, researcher exchanges, environment and energy, civil space cooperation and global observation, earth sciences, health science, disaster reduction, and nuclear non-proliferation and safeguards.