Science and Technology
The 6th Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science and Technology
June 11, 2018
- The 6th Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science and Technology was held on June 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 Ms. Kari Balke Øiseth, Director General, Department of Higher Education, Research and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Research (MER) of Norway. Attendees included a range of representatives from the relevant ministries and agencies of both countries as well as from the Royal Norwegian Embassy 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 four priority areas: energy and the environment; space and polar research; nanotechnology and new materials; and marine research, all of which were identified at the last committee meeting in 2015, as well as in the new area of "health, care and welfare technology". The committee also discussed the ways to promote further cooperation between universities and research institutions of both countries through dispatching of researchers, etc.