22 researchers participated in the gathering. The event started with Director Tadaharu Tsumoto’s opening remarks and a toast. Director Tsumoto talked about the purpose of holding this networking event. Then, each participant briefly introduced themselves and their field of research. Newly arrived International Program Associates Tatsuya Ishida and Akie Igei introduced themselves as well as our Assistants Marika Tashima and Viktor Granström. All the participants enjoyed exchanging information and mingling. In the closing, Deputy Director Takao Yoshihara mentioned his intention of making this event even better to facilitate academic collaborations between Japan and Sweden.