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Third Japan-United States Open Forum to Be Held

September 28, 2015

1. On October 6 (Tue.), the Third Japan-United States Open Forum will be held at Mita Kaigisho.

2. In this forum, government officials and scientists representing academic and industrial communities in Japan and the United States will discuss possible methods of future science and technology cooperation, mainly high potential areas such as medical and data area, with the theme of “The Future of Japan-United States Science and Technology Cooperation-How should science be developed for better life in the world? What potential science and applications should Japan and the United States explore?”

3. Main speakers in the forum are as follows (subject to change):

[Opening Remarks]

H.E. Mr. Hakubun Shimomura Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
Dr. John P. Holdren Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the Office of Science and Technology (OSTP), United States

[Panel Discussion]


Dr. Hiroshi Matsumoto President of RIKEN
Dr. Teruo Kishi Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dr. Hiroshi Komiyama Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Dr. Kazuhiro Sakurada  Senior Researcher, Sony Computer Science Laboratory Inc.
(United States)
Dr. Marcia K. McNutt Editor-in-Chief of Science, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Dr. Vaughan C. Turekian Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State
Dr. Henry A. McKinnell Chairman, Moody’s Corporation
Dr. Rebecca S. Keiser Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF)


Dr. Michinari Hamaguchi President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (note : as of Oct.1)

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