Joint Press Release: The 15th Canada-Japan Joint Committee Meeting on Science, Technology
March 15, 2022
The 15th Canada-Japan Joint Committee Meeting (CJJC) on Science, Technology took place online on Monday, March 14, 2022 EST / Tuesday, March 15, 2022 JST.
- The Joint Committee Meeting was co-chaired by Sara Wilshaw, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Trade Commissioner at Global Affairs Canada, and NAKANE Takeshi, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation. Japan’s Ambassador to Canada, KAWAMURA Yasuhisa, and Canada’s Ambassador to Japan, Ian McKay, also participated in the event. Other attendees included representatives from several ministries and research institutions of both countries.
- The meeting provided an opportunity to share information on recent developments regarding our respective research ecosystems, discuss co-innovation mechanisms and funding opportunities, and highlight current and future bilateral initiatives in a variety of innovative fields such as artificial intelligence, quantum and high-performance computing, health-related technologies, environmental research, physics R&D, and researcher mobility. The CJJC also shared the intention to have further discussions for identifying the key priorities for bilateral STI collaboration for 2022-2024.
- Canada and Japan have enjoyed a close STI partnership under the 1986 Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Japan on Cooperation in Science and Technology. Under the terms of the Agreement, the CJJC meets in principle every 2 years to review ongoing collaborations between Canadian and Japanese researchers and innovators, and set priorities for the next period.