From 27 March to 1 April, 2019, Dr. Teruo KISHI, Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, visited Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil as part of the ‘Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC)’s experts dispatch program. The summary of his visit is as follows.
Exchange of opinions with Dr. Baranao, Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation
Dr. KISHI receiving an award for Honorary Visiting Scientist from Dr. Ferreri, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina
From the 27th to 29th in Buenos Aires, Dr. KISHI met Dr. Baranao, Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation; Ambassodor Morrelli, Director of the Directorate for Innovation and International Technological Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship; and Dr. Ferreri, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina, and officials from the local government to exchange opinions. In the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), Dr. KISHI gave a lecture to introduce recent movement of science technology innovation in Japan as part of SIP Caravan (Strategic Innovation Promotion Program: SIP). More than 70 people, mainly from ITBA, attended to the lecture and had an active discussion together.
Visit to Sao Paulo Japan House
Lecture by Dr. KISHI
From the 30th to 31st, Dr. KISHI visited Sao Paulo to exchange opinions with staffs from local Japanese enterprises and to visit the Japan House Sao Paulo. Dr. KISHI participated in the symposium organized by the Japanese Consulate in Sao Paulo and FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation) to introduce the recent movement of science technology innovation in Japan. There were more than 100 attendees and the symposium was a huge success.
(Note) SIP (Strategic Innovation Promotion Program) Caravan:
An attempt to publicize science and technology innovation projects in Japan , such as SIP, in order to lay the ground work for future international cooperation, as well as for the international dissemination of Japan’s research and development output, in the collaboration with the Cabinet Office.
Targeting the local relevant researchers and organizations involved in the field of science and technology as well as diplomacy, the Science and Technology Advisor makes a contribution to publicizing and networking via Japanese diplomatic missions overseas as part of his activity.