Science and Technology
The Third Japan-New Zealand Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science and Technology
March 9, 2018
- The Third Japan-New Zealand Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science and Technology was held on March 6 in Tokyo.
- The Joint Committee Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Takeshi Nakane, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Dr. Prue Williams, General Manager of Science System Investment and Performance of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) of New Zealand. Attendees included a range of representatives from the relevant ministries and agencies of both countries as well as from the Embassy of New Zealand in Japan.
- During the meeting, both sides shared the recent developments of national science technology and innovation policies, and exchanged views on the current situation of bilateral cooperation activities. The committee discussed the situation of bilateral cooperation and future directions in five areas of common interests (environment, health and biomedical science, advanced technology, disaster mitigation, and marine research), which were identified at the 1st committee meeting in 2010.