Overview

Winter #39


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Science literacy to antagonize delusive, non-scientific views
Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office1
Special Features
Nobel Week 20192
IVA-JSPS Seminar FY2019 with Dr. Akira Yoshino6
ACF 10-year Anniversary Ceremony/All Alumni MeetingDr. Kristiina Jokinen, Senior Researcher, AI Research Center of AIST Tokyo Waterfront and former Chair of ACF7
News
JANET Forum 2019 in London10
MIRAI Seminar 201910
The ACNActivity Seminar FY201911
Japan’s Foreign Minister’s Commendations for FY201911
ACF General Assembly FY201912
Courtesy visit to Chancellor of Helsinki University & Meeting between JSPS Executive Director and ACF board members12
The 2nd ACD Board Meeting FY201912
New Year Reception at the Ambassador’s Residence in Sweden13
SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly FY201913
The 8th Sweden-Japan Academic Network Seminar14
JSPS Europe Offices Deputy Directors Meeting FY201914
Reports
The ACF Activity Seminar FY2019“Biomaterials in cellular and tissue microenvironments”Michael Gasik, Professor, Aalto University Foundation, Vice Chair of JSPS Alumni Club in Finland15
The 2nd SAC Activity Seminar FY2019 “Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Regeneration”Christer Rolf, Professor, Clintec, Karolinska Institutet (KI)16
The ACN Activity Seminar FY2019“Science-based innovation: connecting research and business for a sustainable future”Munetaka Shimizu, Associate Professor, Hokkaido University17
Reports — Meetings
019.12.2 Visit by Prof. Naoto Sekimura from the University of Tokyo18
2020.2.4 Visit by Dr. Yoshifumi Futaana from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)18
2020.2.5 Visit by Ms. Hiroko Yoshikawa from the JSPS Headquarters18
Message from the Alumni Club Chair Members
The JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN) Renée Schulz, JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Osaka University19
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Nations
Report from a Japanese researcher in NorwayNobuto Kaneko, Postdoctoral Fellow, NORCE21
Column
A New Perspective on Language DifferencesHedda Hansson, Liaison Officer, JSPS Stockholm Office23
Academic Information
Swedish Research Council requests increased appropriations for undirected research and research infrastructure24
Former SAC Chair Göran Thor received HM The King’s Medal24
Academy of Finland grants 13 million euros for building and developing research infrastructures24
Parliament agrees to provide DKK 1.5 billion to green research25
Cooperation with the UN on marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries25
Number of higher education institution in Latvia is not optimal25
Council for Science, Technology and Innovation to discuss the support for basic research and young scientists26
Prototype of Japanese supercomputer Fugaku ranks No.1 in power efficiency26
Fine-tuning Japan’s strategy to attract African students26
IBM and the University of Tokyo launch quantum computing initiative for Japan26
Notices
Call for Applications27
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia28
Brochure update|E-mail Magazine/Newsletter subscription information29

Autumn #38


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Flight-free movement, then use of Skype, nevertheless necessity of face-to-face meeting

Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office2
Special Features
Inaugural Ceremony for the Establishment of the JSPS Alumni Club in Norway3
JSPS-RCN Joint Seminar FY2019 “The Ocean Brings Us Together!”5
News
The 4th Pan Nordic Alumni Club Chair Meeting7
Stockholm Innovation Summer School 20197
The 1st SAC Board Meeting FY20197
The 1st SAC Activity Seminar FY20198
JSPS-ETAg Seminar8
The 3rd KVA-JSPS Seminar FY2019
9
The 1st ACN Board Meeting FY20199
The ACD Activity Seminar FY2019
“Lesson Study between Didactical Research and the Teaching Profession”
9
2019 Nobel Prize Announcements10
The ACF Activity Seminar FY2019
“Biomaterials in cellular and tissue microenvironments”
11
The 2nd SAC Activity Seminar FY2019 “Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Regeneration”
11
Reports
Summer Program 201912
The 1st SAC Activity Seminar FY2019 “AI in Japan and Sweden”Elin Palm, Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Ethics, Linköping University, Chair of JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden16
JSPS-ETAg SeminarHiroshi Kageyama, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University17
The 3rd KVA-JSPS Seminar FY2019Yasunobu Nakamura, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo/
Team Leader, Superconducng Quantum Electronics Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Maer Science
18
The ACD Activity Seminar FY2019
The anthropological theory of the didactic as a link between Japan and Denmark
Koji Otaki, Lecturer, Department of Teachers Training, Hokkaido University of Educaon19
JSPS-RCN Joint Seminar FY2019Takashi Kikuchi, Director, Instute of Arcc Climate and Environment Research, Research Instute for Global Change,
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (IACE/ RIGC/JAMSTEC)
20
Meetings21
Column
Between Swedish and JapaneseTomoko Svedlund Ishii, Liaison Officer, JSPS Stockholm Office23
Message from the Alumni Club Members
The JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF)Timo Kuuluvainen, Associate Professor/University Lecturer, University of Helsinki
24
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Countries
Report from a Japanese researcher in FinlandFumi Suomi, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki26
Academic Information
Sweden: New law opens door to national research misconduct agency28
Finland: Finnish Science Award to Professor Heli Jantunen
28
Denmark: Universities and students to benefit under new government
28
Norway: Multidisciplinary `bachelor honours´ degree sparks interest
29
Estonia: Estonian government okays plan for youth tourist visas with right to employment with Japan29
Japan: Japan budget requests for FY202029
Japan: The 35th International Prize for Biology to Dr. Naomi Ellen Pierce30
Japan: 2019 Autumn Conferment of Japanese Decoration30
Japan: Japanese research into growth of human organs in animals gets preliminary approval30
Notices
Call for Applications31
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia
32
Brochure update|E-mail Magazine/Newsletter subscription information33

Summer #37


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Large, comprehensive or small, focused meetings- Pros and cons
Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office2
RADDESS Annual Seminar in Helsinki3
The 4th STS Forum European Workshop in Stockholm3
News
Meeting for Headquarters for International Affairs/ JSPS Overseas Office Directors Meeting4
The 1st KVA-JSPS Seminar FY2019 with Prof. Takashi Yoshimura4
The 2nd KVA-JSPS Seminar FY2019 with Prof. Masataka Fukugita5
Meeting on RCN-JSPS Joint Seminar5
Meeting between ACN board members and JSPS
5
The 1st ACF Board Meeting FY2019
6
Yearly Conference for CAETS 20196
New ACN board member6
Reports
AKA-JSPS Annual Seminar FY2019Masahiro Yamaguchi, Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Instute of Technology7
The 1st KVA-JSPS Seminar FY2019
Takashi Yoshimura, Professor, Instute of Transformave Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University8
The 2nd KVA-JSPS Seminar FY2019
Masataka Fukugita, Professor, Kavli Instute for the Physics and Mathemacs of the Universe, the University of Tokyo9
Reports — Meetings
2019.5.14 Visit to Hokkaido University Europe Office in Helsinki
10
2019.5.14 Visit to the Embassy of Japan in Finland10
2019.6.18 Visit to the Embassy of Japan in Norway10
2019.6.20 Visit by Ms. Mihoko Toyoshima from the JSPS
Headquarters
10
2019.6.28 Visit by Dr. Kayo Takahashi from RIKEN10
Column
Sweden: Ranked first globally three years in a row-Towards the realization of a sustainable society-Takao Yoshihara, Deputy Director, JSPS Stockholm Office11
Message from the Alumni Club Members
The JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD)Annee Skovsted Hansen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University
12
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Countries
Report from a Japanese Researcher in DenmarkMika Yasuoka, Representative, Japanordic
13
Academic Information
Sweden: KI, KTH and SU form the University alliance Stockholm trio16
Sweden: Largest investment by a university in gender equality16
Finland: AKA reaffirms its sustainable development policy16
Finland: New government strategy emphasizes education and culture,
revitalization and opportunities for a meaningful life
17
Denmark: Danish government launches national AI strategy17
Norway: What does Brexit mean for Norwegian Horizon 2020 participants?
17
Japan: Prof. Yoshio Okamoto and Prof. Rattan Lal awarded the 2019 Japan Prize
18
Japan: White paper on Science and Technology FY2019 emphasizes
the importance of basic research

18
Notices
Call for Applications19
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia20-21
JSPS Stockholm Office brochure, E-mail magazine and Newsletter subscribtion
21

Spring #36


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Global synchrony of our worldTadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
Welcome new staff members!3
Special Features
Establishment of the JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN)4
Message from the Chair of ACNAnders Øverby4
Board Members of ACN
5
ACN Upcoming Events5
News
SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly FY20186
The 7th Sweden-Japan Academic Network7
The 3rd Norway-Japan Academic Network7
Norway-Japan Alumni and Researcher Gathering FY20188
ACF Board Meeting FY20188
All Alumni Meeting in Finland FY20189
The Japan Week Fair9
ACD General Assembly FY201810
Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly in Denmark FY201810
Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo 201911
KVA Annual Meeting11
Japanese Researchers Gathering in Sweden
12
Summer Program Pre-Orientation12
ACD Board Meeting FY2019
12
Reports
The 7th Sweden-Japan Academic NetworkGöran Thor, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences13
The 3rd Norway-Japan Academic NetworkFujio Ohnishi, Associate Professor, Arcc Center, Hokkaido University14
Norway-Japan Alumni and Researcher Gathering FY2018Naoe Tatara, Former postdoctoral fellow, Department of Computer Science,
Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Oslo Metropolitan University
15
All Alumni Meeting in Finland FY2018Miho Nakamura, Senior researcher, Instute of Biomedicine, University of Turku
16
Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly in Denmark FY2018Haruhide Mori, Professor, Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University17
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)Johan Eriksson, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Uppsala University18
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)Mikael Lindgren, Professor, Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
19
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACF)Ilpo Niskanen, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Technology, Structures
and Construcon Technology Unit, University of Oulu
20
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACD)David Brander, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathemacs and Computer Science,
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
21
Reports — Meetings
2019.2.7 Courtesy visit to the Ambassador of Japan in Norway22
2019.4.12 Courtesy Visit to the Embassy of Japan in Sweden
22
2019.4.25 Courtesy Visit to Stockholm University22
2019.5.6 Visit by Prof. Kohei Miyazono from Tokyo University22
2019.5.9 Courtesy Visit to Karolinska Instutet
22
Column
Learning from History: the Father of Swedish Mathematics
Tomoko Svedlund Ishii, Liaison Officer, JSPS Stockholm Office
23
Message from the Alumni Club Members
The JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC)Manuel Álvarez-Rodríguez, Principal Research Engineer, Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE), BKH, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Linköping University (LiU)24
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Nations
Dr. Yoshifumi FutaanaYoshifumi Futaana, Associate Professor, the Swedish Instute of Space Physics (IRF)
26
Academic Information
Schedule for the Announcement of the Nobel Prize 201928
Sweden: Prof. Tomoko M. Nakanishi received 2019’s honorary doctorates
from Chalmers University of Technology
28
Sweden: International student recruitment booming in Stockholm29
Denmark: Academic researchers need a more reliable career path29
Finland: Academy of Finland signs the Declaration on Research Assessment29
Baltic nations: Baltic Assembly Committee is meeting in Tallinn
to discuss research and education
30
Japan: Foreign graduates of university to get more job options30
Japan: Japan aims to produce 250,000 AI experts a year30
Notices
Call for Applications31
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia, JSPS Stockholm Office E-mail magazine and Newsletter subscription32

Winter #35


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
“Ichigo Ichie”, the Japanese concept of “One meeting, One opportunity” Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office2
Special Features
KVA-JSPS Seminar with Prof. Kajita3
Nobel Week 20185
News
AKA-JSPS Seminar in Helsinki with Dr. Kitamoto10
Kyushu-Chalmers International Chemistry
Symposium
10
KTH’s Global Day in Stockholm10
KVVS Meeting in Gothenburg
11
Sweden-Japan Joint Seminar in Stockholm11
The 2nd Activity Seminar for FY2018 organized by
JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden with Prof. Nakanishi
12
Sweden-Japan Aerospace Conference in Tokyo
12
Global Science Campus Program by Keio University at KI12
JANET Forum 2018 in Lyon13
KI-Japan Seminar at KI13
Japan's Foreign Minister's Commendations for FY2018
14
Meeting for Exchanging Opinions between President Satomi and Young Japanese Researchers in Sweden
14
Japanese Government Draft Budget for FY201914
New Year Reception held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Sweden

15
Welcoming New Staff at JSPS Stockholm Office
15
Reports
AKA-JSPS Seminar in HelsinkiAsanobu Kitamoto, Director, Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH),
Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems
16
The 2nd Activity Seminar for FY2018 organized by the JSPS Alumni Club in SwedenEva Forssell-Aronsson, Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Gothenburg17
Reports — Meetings
2018.11.6 Meeting with Mr. Okabe at the Hokkaido University Europe Office in Helsinki19
2018.11.6 Meeting with Ms. Ellmén at the Academy of Finland in Helsinki19
2018.11.7 Meeting with Ms. Saito at the Embassy of Japan in Finland19

2018.11.13 Visit by Dr. Sonia Coelho Sutton, Lund University; and Prof. Leif Kirsebom, Uppsala University20
2018.11.27 Visit by Dr. Yasuhiro Iye, Executive Director, JSPS
20
2018.12.10 Meeting for Exchanging Opinions between President Satomi and Young Japanese Researchers in Sweden20
Column
Learning from History: Vasa SyndromeViktor Granström, Office Assistant, JSPS Stockholm Office
21
Message from the Alumni Club Chair
To be Established JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN)
22
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Countries
Report from a Japanese Researcher in NorwayDr. Go Yoshizawa, Research Fellow, AFI24
Academic Information
Sweden: Investigator Backs Tuition Fees for Foreign Students26
Sweden: New Country Report for Japan26
Finland: Vision for 2030 Commits to Investment in HE and R&D26
Finland: 100 Years of Finnish-Japanese Friendship26
Denmark: Government Takes Steps to Lure and Retain Foreign Talent26
Norway: Mixed Response to Minister’s Call for More Study Abroad26
Lithuania: The 1st Japan-Baltic Cooperation Dialogue
26
Iceland: Northern Lights Research Centre Opened in North Iceland26
Japan: Enhancing University Partnerships in soft Power Drive26
Japan: In Search of New Partners, Japan's Top Research Institute Opens Base in Brussels26
Notices
JSPS Program Information
27
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia28
Subscribe to JSPS Stockholm Newsletter28

Autumn #34


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Diversity of the Country Size and Borderless Science
Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office2
Feature
IVA-JSPS Seminar with Prof. Hiroshi Amano 3
Sweden-Japan Conference
-Sparking Interest in Science through Space- with Dr. Chiaki Mukai
5
News
The 1st SAC Activity Seminar for FY2018 with Prof. Wakayama 7
Pre-Summit ahead of the Sweden Japan University and Research Leadership Summit - a Working Meeting for Funding Organizations7
The 7th Japan-Sweden Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation 7
The 3rd JSPS Pan Nordic Alumni Club Chair Meeting via Skype 8
Student Exchange Program Between the University of Tokyo and Three Universities in Stockholm 8
Artificial Intelligence Meets Life Sciences - the 5th RIKEN-KI/SciLifeLab Symposium 9
The 5th Japan-Lithuania Joint Life Sciences Symposium in Lithuania - a Working Meeting for Funding Organizations 9
Life Sciences Baltics 2018 10
SAC Board Meeting 10
ACF Board Meeting, General Assembly and Activity Seminar with Prof. Kiyohiko Igarashi11
Sweden-Japan University and Research Leadership Summit 11
The 15th Science and Technology in Society forum 12
MIRAI Seminar 2018 12
Japan-Sweden Science and Technology Joint Statement13
ACD Activity Seminar with Lecturer Demachi13
Arrival of the New Ambassador, the Embassy of Japan in Sweden 13
2018 Nobel Prize Announcements 14
Reports
The 1st JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden Activity Seminar of FY2018Teruhiko Wakayama, Professor, Reproducve Biotechnology, University of Yamanash15
The 5th RIKEN-KI/SciLifeLab Symposium at Karolinska Institutet “Artificial Intelligence Meets Life Sciences”Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Program Director/Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research16
The 5th Japan-Lithuania Joint Life Sciences Symposium in Lithuania Makoto Asashima, Academic Adviser of JSPS, Academic Adviser/Specially Research Professor of Teikyo University17
The Activity Seminar organized by JSPS Alumni Club in Finland in Helsinki Kiyohiko Igarashi, Professor, the University of Tokyo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 18
The JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark Activity Seminar at Aarhus UniversityKazue Demachi, Lecturer, African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies19
Reports — Meetings
2018.8.31 Visit by Mr. Kazuya Hashimoto, JSPS Head Office20
2018.9.6 Visit by Mr. Takahiko Sato, Yokohama City University (YCU)20
2018.9.12 Visit by Vice President Yasuhisa Kanaguchi and Director Kaz Matsushita, Kanda University of Internaonal Studies20
2018.9.14 Visit by Prof. Hiroki Ueda, the University of Tokyo20
2018.9.19 Visit by Prof. Masayuki Amagai, Keio University21
2018.9.21 Visit by Mr. Noriyoshi Masuko, JSPS Head Office
21
2018.09.26 Meeng with Ambassador at the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania21
2018.9.26 Meeng with RCL Chairman at RCL21
Reports — Summer Program 2018
Six participants of the Summer Program 2018 tell about their experiences22
Column
The Role of Universities and the Tree of Knowledge Viktor Granström, Office Assistant, JSPS Stockholm Office26
Message from the Alumni Club Chair
The JSPS Alumni Club in FinlandDr. Ville Syrjälä
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Countries
Report from a Japanese Researcher in DenmarkDr. Kyoko Murakami, Associate Professor in Psychology, KU
30
Academic Information
Sweden: New Rules Regarding Admission to Universities to be Introduced 32
Sweden: International Students are Key to Plugging STEM Gap 32
Japan: Japan Sees Surge in International Nursing Care Students amid Labor Shortage
33
Norway: Largest Evaluation of the Social Sciences Published in Norway 33
Japan: Japan’s Science Ministry Seeks Large Budget Increase 34
Denmark: Brexit Poses Risks for Danish Higher Education and Research35
Finland: Strategic Research Council Submits 2019 Proposal with Strategic Research Themes to Government 35
Iceland: Iceland and Japan Seeks to Enchance the Cooperation in the Fields of Education and Science 36
Lithuania: New Opportunities for Strengthening Research of the 3 Baltic States 36
Notices
Program Information37
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia 38
GDPR info
Subscribe to JSPS Stockholm Newsletter
39

Summer #33


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Innovation, Society 5.0 and Industry 4.0, but still basic research

Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office
2
News — Activities
Meeting for Headquarters for International Affairs / JSPS Overseas Offices Directors Meeting
3
MIRAI Sustainability Workshop3
Finland-Japan workshop: “The Next Generation Medical Engineering in Biomaterials”4
JSPS European Offices Deputy Directors Meeting4
News — Alumni
ACD Board Meeting5
ACF Board Meeting5
Preparatory Board Meeting of the to be established JSPS Alumni Club in Norway 5
Reports — Meetings
2018.05.15 Visit to VINNOVA6
2018.05.24 Visit to SSF
6
2018.06.14 Visit to KVA6
2018.07.09 Visit by Prof. Yamada from NIFS
6
Column
Omiyage Culture and Tourism IdentityViktor Granström, Assistant, JSPS Stockholm Office7
Message from the Alumni Club Chair
The JSPS Alumni Club in DenmarkProf. Carl Winsløw8
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Nations
Report from a Japanese Researcher in FinlandDr. Aki Tsuruta, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

10
Academic Information
Minister Tells Universities to Stop Academic Inbreeding12
The 6th Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science & Technology12
Expert Group Proposes Higher Student Loans, Lower Grants
13
The Benefits and Risks of Higher Education Internationalization13
Universities Must Step Up to Cater For “Society 5.0”
14
Japan Launcher H-IIA Rocket Carrying Intelligence-Gathering Satellite15
Schedule for the Announcement of the Nobel Prize 201815
Notices
Open call
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia
16
JSPS Stockholm Office Website Renewal
GDPR info
Subscribe to JSPS Stockholm Newsletter
18

Spring #32


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
The Academic and Fiscal Year System of JapanTadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
Welcome new staff members!3
News — Activities
The 6th Sweden-Japan Academic Network
4
Meeting Point Japan 20185
Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly in Denmark5
Hokkaido University – Umeå University Exchange Seminar6
Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo 2018
6
Welcome the New President of JSPS: Dr. Susumu Satomi7
Gathering for Japanese Researchers Held in Stockholm7
JSPS Summer Program Pre-Orientation Held in Stockholm7
News — Alumni
SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly8
ACD Board Meeting and General Assembly8
Reports — Activities
“International Collaboration on Changing Antarctic Ice Sheet”
Presented at the Norway-Japan Academic Network of FY2017
Kenichi Matsuoka, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Polar Institute9
Norway-Japan Arctic Research and Education Cooperation:
Research and Teaching under Globalization and the Rise of Asia
Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Oda Andersen Nyborg, Master in Political Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
10
Reports — Alumni
The 2nd JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden Activity Seminar of FY2017
Atsushi Nishikawa, Professor, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University11
Alumni Club General Assembly and the 6th Sweden-Japan
Academic Network
Imre Pázsit, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
12
Epilogue to the 6th Sweden-Japan Academic NetworkAtsuto Maki, Docent, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden13
Japanese Lesson Study in Denmark and Sweden, and Collaboration of Education with Other IndustriesMasami Isoda, Prof/PhD, Director of the Center for Research
on International Cooperation in Educational Development, University of Tsukuba
14
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACD)
Tania Ørum, Professor Emerita, University of Copenhagen
15
Reports — Meetings
2018.04.03 Lunch Meeting with IVA and SJF16
2018.04.09 Courtesy Visit to the Embassy of Japan in Sweden16
2018.04.10 Visitors from the MIRAI project16
2018.04.11 Visit to STINT16
2018.04.16 Visit to Stockholm University16
2018.04.18 Visit to IVA and SJF17
2018.04.23 Visit to Karolinska Institutet (KI)17
2018.05.04 Visit by Prof. Masato Yasui, Keio University
17
2018.05.07 Visit to KTH Royal Institute of Technology17
Column
A Historical Look at the 150-Year AnniversaryViktor Granström, Assistant, JSPS Stockholm Office18
Message from the Alumni Club Chair
The JSPS Alumni Club in SwedenProf. Göran Thor, Chair of the Alumni Club in Sweden19
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic Nations
Report from a Japanese Researcher in SwedenDr. Kaneyasu Nishimura, Research Coordinator; Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet21
Academic Information
Lund University Orders Photolithography System for Nanowire Growth23
New Strategy Aims to Lift Denmark to the Top of European Life Science23
Japanese Government to Launch $940 Million Fund for Space Start-Ups24
Dr. Akira Yoshino Awarded the 2018 Japan Prize
24
Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings 2018
25
Notices
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia25
GDPR info
Subscribe to JSPS Stockholm Newsletter
26

Winter #31


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
In Seminars the Number of Attendants Does not Necessarily Matter,
but the Quality Does

Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
IVA-JSPS Seminar with Dr. Hiroaki Kitano3
Fellowship Information Meeting Held in Stockholm3
JANET Forum 20174
The Nobel Week 2017
4
New Year Reception held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Sweden5
The Announcement of the Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 20186
Norway-Japan Academic Network6
News — Alumni
ACD Activity Seminar with Prof. Yoshitaka Mōri7
ACF General Assembly and the All Alumni Meeting7
ACD Online Board Meeting Held7
Reports — Alumni
100 Years of Linguistic Research in Finland and Japan – Past and Present –Ryo Umeda, PhD student, University of Oulu/University of Tokyo8
Report of the Annual General Meeting and Special Seminar of the JSPS Alumni Club in Finland Kristiina Jokinen, Adjunct Professor, the University of Helsinki and Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC)9
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACF)Matti Vuorinen, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Turku 10
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)11
Reports — Meetings
2017.10.03 Visitors from Kyushu University12
2017.11.08 Visitors from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Stockholm Office
12
2017.12.11 Visit by Dr. Yuichiro Anzai, President of JSPS12
2017.12.11 Visit by Prof. Yuichi Ikuhara, the University of Tokyo12
2018.01.23 Visit by Prof. Tomoko Nakanishi, the University of Tokyo12
Column
Importance of Connecting Theory with Practice – Music Education and Club ActivitiesViktor Granström, JSPS Stockholm Office Assistant
13
Academic Information
Prof. Dan Larhammar Elected as the New President of KVA14
Free Higher Education Offered to Low-Income Families in Japan14
Nobel Laureate Prof. Hiroshi Amano and His Team to Purse Gallium Nitride Technology and Wireless Power Transmition15
Japanese Universities to Join Radiation Monitoring Project15
Finnish Universities Aim to Increase International Students by 202016
Notice
Welcoming and saying good bye to staff members16
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia | JSPS Stockholm Office Facebook Page 17

Autumn #30


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Global Standards Prevail, But Local Standards Remain

Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
KI Summer School3
KVA-JSPS Seminar with Prof. Kuraku3
KVA-JSPS Seminar with Prof. Urade4
KVA-JSPS Seminar with Dr. Carninci4
Stockholm-Tokyo Workshop “Living longer and healthier in an ageing world”5
Signing Ceremony5
Nobel Prize Announcements5
MIRAI Seminar6
News — Alumni
SAC Activity Seminar with Prof. Osumi7
JSPS Pan Nordic Alumni Club Chair Meeting via Skype7
SAC Board Meeting8
SAC Activity Seminar with Prof. Nishikawa8
Reports — Activities
Visiting Sweden for KVA-JSPS SeminarShigehiro Kuraku, Unit Leader, Phyloinformatics Unit, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies10
Reports — AlumniKVA-JSPS Seminar 2017 Report
Yoshihiro Urade, Professor, WPI-International Institute for
Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba
10
Reports — Courtesy VisitsGlobalization of Japanese Science Goes through SwedenPiero Carninci, Division Director, Division of Genomic Technologies (DGT),
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
11
Strategic partnership workshop:
“Active ageing: Living longer and healthier in an ageing world” held jointly by
the University of Tokyo and Stockholm University Group
Yuto Kitamura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
Akiko Kakuta, Assisant Manager, International Affairs Department, The University of Tokyo
12
SAC Seminar on Andrology: Reproduction and health during a man’s lifetimeNoriko Osumi, Professor, Department of Developmental Neuroscience, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine13
Reports – Summer Program
Reports from Summer Program participants FY201714
Reports – Meetings
2017.08.02 Visit by First Secretary Akira Suzuki from the Embassy of Japan in
Sweden
17
2017.08.10 Visit by staff from Hokkaido University Europe Office Prof. Shinichiro Tabata, Director, Mr. Takehiro Okabe, D18
2017.08.25 Visit by Prof. Noriko Osumi, Tohoku University18
2017.08.30 Visit by former International Program Associate Eriko Kitajima18
2017.09.05 Visit by Dr. Sachiko Baba, Osaka University18
2017.09.06 Visit by Prof. Yoshihiro Urade, University of Tsukuba19
2017.09.22 Visit by staff from the University of Tokyo
19
2017.09.26 Visit by staff from Shizuoka University19
Column
The International LanguageOskar Nielsen, JSPS Stockholm Office Assistant20
Academic Information
Jonas Gardell Awarded the KTH Great Prize 201720
Karolinska Institutet the Best Swedish University21
Decreased Interest in Language Studies21
Popular TV Show Sparks Interest in Research22
Nobel Laureate Prof. Ohsumi Starts Foundation22
Japanese Government Focuses on Regional Universities22
Notice
Open Calls | Welcome back, Marika!23
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia | JSPS Stockholm Office Facebook Page 24

Summer #29


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Importance of the Multiple Research Funding SystemsTadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
JSPS Overseas Office Directors’ Meeting3
Crafoord Prize Award Ceremony3
JSPS Japan-Norway Symposium 20174
News — Alumni
ACD Board Meeting
4
ACF Board Meeting4
Reports — Activities
Seminar on Mission Incomplete:
Reflating Japan’s Economy
Sayuri Shirai, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Graduate School of Media Governance, Keio University5
JSPS Japan-Norway Symposium
‘Past, Present and Future of the Arctic and Antarctic’
Takuji Nakamura, Vice-Director General, National Institute of Polar Research
6
Reports — Meetings
2017.06.07 Meeting with representatives from Bergen University7
2017.06.07 Meeting with the Research Council of Norway (RCN)7
2017.06.15 Visit by representatives from the MIRAI Seminar7
2017.07.04 Visit by Director Hiroki Takaya7
Reports — Courtesy Visits
2017.05.23 Courtesy Visit to the Nobel Museum8
2017.05.26 Courtesy Visit to the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research8
2017.05.31 Courtesy Visit to the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)8
2017.06.02 Courtesy Visit to Stockholm University8
2017.06.12 Courtesy Visit to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA)
9
2017.06.14 Courtesy Visit to Nobel Media9
2017.06.27 Courtesy Visit to the Swedish Research Council (VR)9
Column
So many countries, so many summersOskar Nielsen, JSPS Stockholm Office Assistant10
Academic Information
New Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet11
Swedish Universities in Top 10011
Three Top International Universities in Sweden11
New Findings about Alzheimer’s Disease
Thanks to Synchrotron Light

12
Bob Dylan Delivered Nobel Lecture12
Debate over Tuition Fees in Finland13
Denmark’s Youngest Medical Graduate
13
RCN Urges Universities to Make
Articles Openly Available
14
Government Initiative for
Internationalization of Japanese Universities
14
Limits in Tokyo to Promote Regional Vitalization14
Notice
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia15
JSPS Stockholm Office Facebook Page | JSPS Stockholm Office Brochure16

Spring #28


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Durability of Buildings - Difference between Japan and Sweden

Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
The 5th Sweden-Japan Academic Network4
Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo 20175
Japan-Denmark Workshop on Biomass Research5
Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 20176
Gathering for Japanese Researchers Held in Sweden6
JSPS Summer Program Pre-Orientation Held in Stockholm7
Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan’s Economy7
News — Alumni
SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly8
JSPS SAC Seminar Event8
ACF Board Meeting9
ACD General Assembly9
ACD Board Meeting9
Reports — Activities
My Journey to JapanAnders Øverby, PhD, Høgskolesenteret i Kongsvinger10
2017 Japan-Denmark Workshop on Biomass ResearchYukihiko Matsumura, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University11
Reports — Alumni
Alumni Club Meeting and Sweden-Japan Networking Event in FebruaryLars Öhrström, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology12
Report from Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 2017 in DenmarkGunhild Borggreen, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
13
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)Petr Dejmek, Professor Emeritus, Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, Lund University14
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)Miquel Pericàs, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology15
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACF)
Elina Oksanen, Professor, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,University of Eastern Finland16
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACD)Carl Winsløw, Professor, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen18
Reports — Meetings
2017.02.16 Visit by JSPS Bonn Office Director Prof. Keiichi Kodaira19
2017.03.23 Visit to the Embassy of Japan in Sweden
19
2017.04.11 Visit by former Swedish Ambassador Stefan Noreén19
2017.05.03 Visit by Prof. Kohei Miyazono19
Reports —– Courtesy Visits
2017.03.24 KTH Royal Institute of Technology20
2017.04.21 Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)20
2017.04.27 Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and SwedenJapan Foundation (SJF)
20
2017.05.08 Meeting with Ms. Lotta Lundqvist, Karolinska Institutet (KI)20
Column
Ancient Literature Used to Predict Space WeatherOskar Nielsen, JSPS Stockholm Office Assistant21
Academic Information
Prime Minister Abe Presented Free Higher Education Plan22

Foreign Talent Prioritized in Japan22
Prof. Imre Pázsit Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
23
Message from the Alumni Club ChairSome Ways the Introduction of Fees for
Non-EU Students Have Changed Swedish Academia
23
Reports from Japanese Researchers in the Nordic/Baltic NationsDoubled Number of PhD Students in Denmark - No Change in Quality24
Finland Cuts Funding for Universities

24
Expert Group Recommends Change in Research Funding in Norway25
NoticesNew Form of Governance of Norwegian Universities 25
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia26

Winter #27


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
A pleasure to knowthe unknown -Few descriptions of Swedish history in Japanese textbooks
Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
The Nobel Week 20164
KVA-JSPS Seminar Series: ”Topological Superconductors”, withProf. MasatoshiSato, Kyoto University6
Stockholm University Student Fair6
Seminar organized by the Japanese Association in Stockholm7
IVA-JSPS Seminar”Social and Humanlike Robots”, with Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro7
New Year Reception heldat the Ambassador’s Residence in Sweden8
JSPS Meeting and Norway-Japan Academic Network8
Reports — Activities
Report of the XVth KI Cancer Retreat at DjurhamnKohei Miyazono, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo10
Report on 2nd KVA-JSPS Seminar in 2016Shigeru Ida, Professor, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology11
Reports — Alumni
Music Interaction for Health –Novel Methods for Using Music Interaction to Address Wellbeing and Health Improvement in Training and LeisureRumi Hiraga, Professor, Tsukuba University of Technology12
Paper Yarn in Textiles and Fashion – a compostable raw material for the future?Dr. Joel Peterson, Senior lecturer, The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås13
Towards a dialogue system that can perform casual conversationDr. Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Senior Research Scientist, NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories, NTTCorp14
All Alumni Meeting in FinlandDr. Ayaka Taheuchi, Junior Associate Professor, Laboratory of Environmental Business, Toho University14
Reports — Meetings
2016.11.08 Visit by staff fromOsaka University16
2016.11.18 Visit by SAC Board Member Dr.Joel Peterson and others16
2016.11.28 Lunch Meeting at the Research Council of Sweden16
2016.12.05 Visit by staff from Tokyo Institute of Technology17
2016.12.11 Visit by staff fromJ SPS Headquarter Office in Tokyo and from JSPS London Office17
2017.01.24 Visit by representatives from the MIRAI Project17
Column
Gold –the kanji of 2016Oskar Nielsen, JSPS Stockholm Office Assistan18
Academic Information
Automatic voice translators under development19
The Swedish government plans to strengthen research quality19
Vegetarian blood is being created at SLU Alnarp20
Reports — Courtesy VisitsDanish students oppose bill to limit funding of second degrees20
The Research Council of Norway launches a research program targeted towards municipalities21
Finland –to be one of the leading countries in open science and research21
Osaka University to open a genome-editing research center22
The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 201722

Record of foreign students finding jobs after graduating in Japan23
Notice
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia23

Autumn #26


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Climate influence, liking for stereotyped view, but various people
Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
The 2016 Nobel Prize Laureates3
Seminaron Student and PhD candidate mobility between Norway and Japan, at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway4
Joint SPring-8 –MAX IV Laboratory Workshop on New Light Sources and Biological Applications, Lund, Sweden4
3rd Tokyo Tech –Uppsala University Joint Symposium, Uppsala, Sweden5
Japan-Lithuania Joint Life Science Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania6
The 15th KI Cancer Retreat, Djurönäset, Sweden7
The 3rd RIKEN CLST –KI SciLifeLabJoint Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden7
KVA-JSPS SeminarwithProf. ShigeruIda, Lund, Stockholm, Uppsala, Sweden8
News — Alumni
ACF Board Meeting9
ACD Board Meeting9
SAC ActivitySeminar: ”Music Interactionfor Health –NovelMethodsfor Using Music Interaction to Address Wellbeing and Health Improvement in Trainingand Leisure9
SAC Board Meeting10
SAC Activity Seminar: ”Paper Yarn in Textile and Fashion –a compostable raw material for the future”10
ACF Board Meeting, General Assemblyand All Alumni Meeting11
Reports — Activities
Joint SPring-8 –MAX IV Laboratory Workshop on New Light Sources and Biological ApplicationsAtsushi Nakagawa, Professor, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University12
Report on the 3rdUppsala University –Tokyo Tech Joint SymposiumMakoto Ando, Executive Vice President for Research, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology14
Reports — Meetings
2016.08.17 Courtesy visit to Karolinska Institutet16
2016.08.24 Visit to lecturer Yoko Takau Drobin, KTH16
2016.08.31 Visist by members from the MIRAI Project16
2016.09.16 Visist by Ms. Rina Komatsu, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology16
2016.09.23 Visit by Ms. Lotta Lundqvist, Karolinska Institutet17
2016.09.28 Visit by researchers and students from the University of Tokyo17
2016.09.28 Visit by representatives from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies(CLST)17
2016.10.14 Visit to the Research Council of Norway and Participation at MEXT Alumni Gathering17
2016.10.25 Visit by Prof. Tomoko Nakanishi, The University of Tokyo 18
Column
Ten years of Japanese awardeesOskar Nielsen, JSPS Stockholm Office Assistant18
Academic Information
Nordic Researchers on Greenland20
Communicating Robots21
ESS Data Management and Software Centre to Open in Copenhagen21
Japanese Astronomers Find Oxygen in Early Galaxy22
Researcher at UmeåUniversity Served a World First (?) CRISPR Meal22
Japan’s Sun Observatory HinodeCelebrates 10 Years in Space23
The Swedish Research Council’s Research Barometer23
Notice
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia24

Summer #25


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Face Neuron and Video (or Web) ConferenceTadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
KVA-JSPS Seminar with Prof. Osamu Nureki, Department of Biological
Sciences, The University of Tokyo
3
JANET Forum, Berlin3
ACF Activity Seminar with Prof. Takao Hanawa, Institute of Biomaterials
and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
4
News — Alumni
JSPS Pan Nordic Alumni Club Chair Meeting4
SAC Board Meeting4
Reports — Alumni
ACF Activity Seminar “2nd Bone and Biomaterials Workshop”
Takao Hanawa Ph.D., Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering,
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
5
Reports — Courtesy Visits
2016.06.13
The Embassy of Japan in Sweden
6
2016.06.14
Swedish Ministry of Education and Research
6
2016.06.15
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)
6
2016.06.15
Lunch Meeting at Stockholm University
7
2016.06.16
Nobel Museum
7
Reports — Activities2016.06.16
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA)
7
2016.06.17
Nobel Media
7
2016.06.21
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
8
2016.06.21
Swedish Governmental Agency of Innovation Systems
(VINNOVA)
8
2016.06.27
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)
8
Reports — Meetings
2016.05.13
JSPS Center Director Meeting
9
2016.06.03
Visit by Dr. Joel Peterson, University of Borås and SAC Board Member
9
2016.06.09
Visit by Prof. Osamu Nureki, University of Tokyo
9
Visit to the Embassy of Japan in Sweden
9
2016.06.23
Visit by Mr Yasuhiro Isobe, Hiroshima University, Research Administrator at the
Organization for Research Promotion
9
2016.07.04
Visit to the Tohoku University Liaison Office at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
9
Column
Japan – a Food Science PioneerOskar Nielsen, JSPS Stockholm Office Assistant10
Academic Information
The Inauguration of MAX IV12
Nihonium – a new atomic element13
The Silvia Doctors of 201613
KI President Nomination Process 14
KTH’s New President Proposed 14
Inventor and IT Entrepreneur Stina Ehrensvärd Awarded the KTH Great
Prize
15
Polar Research Conference for Strengthening Cooperation between Japan and Norway in Tokyo16
Notice
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia17

Spring #24


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
A New Life in Stockholm - In Expectation of a Slow Passage of Time
Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
A Farewell
Hideo Akutsu, Former Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
Staff Changes at JSPS Stockholm Office3
News — Activities
IVA-JSPS Seminar Held With Mr. Hiroshi Nakaso, Deputy Governor of
the Bank of Japan
4
Gathering for Japanese Researchers Held in Sweden4
JSPS Summer Program Pre-Orientation Held in Stockholm5
News — Alumni
SAC Board Meeting Held at JSPS Stockholm Office6
Board Meeting Held at Tampere University of Technology6
Reports — Alumni
Three Decades of Japanese-Danish Research Collaborations on
Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes
Prof. Birte Svensson, Enzyme and Protein Chemistry, Department of Systems Biology,
Technical University of Denmark
7
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)
Dr. Johan Anderson, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology
and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
8
Reports — Meetings
Visit to KTH Royal Institute of Technology9
Visit by Prof. Yoshihiro Narita, Director of Hokkaido University Helsinki Office9
Visit by Mr. Yasushi Hara, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies9
Visit to the Embassy of Japan
9
Visit by Dr. Daichi Suzuki, Karolinska Institutet9
Visit by Dr. Bun-ichi Shimizu, Karolinska Institutet9
Visit by Dr. Tadaharu Tsumoto, new Director of JSPS Stockholm Office9
Meeting with Dr. Svante Lindqvist, Marshal of the Realm10
Visit by Prof. Kohei Miyazono, the University of Tokyo10
Visit by Ms. Sari Kodama, Japan Airlines10
Column
Japanese Anime “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter” Winner of the 4th International Emmy Kids Awards
10
Academic Information
The 2016 Gregori Aminoff Prize Awarded to
Prof. Chikashi Toyoshima and Prof. Poul Nissen
11
Prof. Barbara Cannon Receives the Order of the Rising Sun,
Gold and Silver Star
12
Malaria Elimination on Islands in Lake Victoria, Kenya
Prof. Akira Kaneko, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet12
Reports — Courtesy VisitsNew International Partnership Project: The Norwegian-Japanese Aluminium
alloy Research and Education Collaboration
13
iPS Cell Research Entering the Second Stage13
Notice
Upcoming Seminars & Symposia14

Winter #23


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Weather and LifeHideo Akutsu, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
Symposium “Issues of Recognition in Pragmatism and American
Transcendentalism” Held in Helsinki
3
New Year Reception Held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Sweden3
KVA-JSPS Seminar with Prof. Takashi Kadowaki4
News — Alumni
JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden’s (SAC) Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly5
The 4th Sweden-Japan Academic Network5
JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden’s (SAC) 10-Year Anniversary Symposium6
SAC Activity Seminar FY2015: “Epigenetics in Disease and Well-Being”7
Japan Alumni Forum 20167
JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark Held the 2nd Board Meeting and the 1st General Assembly
8
Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 20169
Reports — Activities
International Workshop on Flow Dynamics and SpintronicsToshiyuki Hayase, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University10
Report of the International Conference Held at University of HelsinkiJunichi Mori, Vice-President for International Relations, Director General, the Organization for the Promotion of
International Relations, Kyoto University
11
Report on “The 4th Sweden-Japan Academic Network” and “JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden 10-Year Anniversary Symposium”Imre Pázsit, Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics, Chalmers University of Technology12
JSPS-Linköping University SeminarTakeo Kubota, Department of Epigenetic Medicine, Yamanashi University
14
Reports — Alumni
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)Niclas Bernhoff, Department of Mathematics, Karlstad University15
Reports — Meetings
JSPS President Yuichiro Anzai’s Courtesy Call to H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki17
JSPS President Yuichiro Anzai visits JSPS Stockholm Office17
Visit to HokkaidoUniversity Helsinki Office17
Visit by Ms. Mariko Takeuchi, Embassy of Japan in Norway17
Visit by Mr. Shoma Fujii, Waseda University student17
Visitors from Osaka University and Uppsala University17
Visit to STINT18
Visit to the Nobel Museum
18
Visitors from Lund University and Uppsala University18
Reports — Courtesy VisitsVisit to KTH Royal Institute of Technology18
Visit by Prof. Takashi Kadowaki of the University of Tokyo18
Visitors from JSPS Headquarter Office in Tokyo19
Visit to the Research Council of Norway19
Attendance to the Dinner by H.E. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and the Royal Technology Mission 201619

Visit to Lithuania19
Visit to Prof. Maria G Masuccis, Karolinska Institutet19
Visit by Prof. Bjorn E. Christensen, Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (NTNU)
19
Visit by Assoc. Prof. Helga Tabuchi, Yokohama National University19
Column
Robot Farm in Japan to Produce Lettuce
20
Academic Information
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf visited Japan with the Royal Technology Mission21
Prof. Tomoko M. Nakanishi, the University of Tokyo, Elected as Foreign Member of IVA22
University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Unite to Strengthen Collaboration with Japan
22
Notice
Upcoming Seminars & Symposia23

Autumn #22


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Globalization and Migration
Hideo Akutsu, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
The 2015 Nobel Laureates and Nobel Week3
KIFEE Symposium Held in Trondheim, Norway4
The 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize4
EIJS Stockholm Seminar on Japan and International Conference with Prof. Izumi Ohno5
KVA-JSPS Seminar Held with Prof. Hiroshi Imahori5
IVA-JSPS Seminar on “the Future of Forestry” Held with
Prof. Hiroyuki Yano and Dr. Masayoshi Watanabe
6
The 3rd Joint International Workshop Between Tohoku University
and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
6
Farewell Ceremony Held for H.E. Ambassador Seiji Morimoto6
News — Alumni
JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark Held the 1st Board Meeting7
ACF General Assembly and Seminar “Academic Links
Between Finland and Japan” Held in Helsinki
7
Reports — Activities
Seminar and Conference on “Japanese Development Cooperation
in the Post-2015 Era”
Izumi Ohno, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)8
KVA-JSPS SeminarHiroshi Imahori, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University9
Reports — Alumni
SAC Activity Seminar: “Japanese Ethics and Technology”at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala UniversityTakashi Majima, Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, Senshu University10
Reports — Meetings
Visit by Prof. Imre Pázsit, Chair of SAC 10-year Anniversary Working Group11
Meeting at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)11
Visit by Mr. Mattias Jennerholm and Ms. Marija Milivijevic, Division of
Research Policy, Sweden’s Ministry of Education and Research
11
Meeting at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)11
Visit by Prof. Manami Inoue, the University of Tokyo11
Visit by Prof. Shigehiko Suzuki, Shizuoka University12
Visit by Assoc. Prof. Yuji Shibasaki, Iwate University12
Visit by Prof. Izumi Ohno, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
(GRIPS)
12
Visit by Dr. Masayoshi Watanabe, Ministry of International Trade and
Industry
12
Visit by Prof. Gunnar Öquist, Umeå University, and Prof. Mats Benner,
Lund University
Prof. Gunnar Öqui
12
Farewell Dinner Held for H.E. Ambassador Seiji Morimoto, Embassy of Japan in Sweden13
Visit to the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University13
Meeting with SAC 10-year Anniversary Working Group members Prof. Imre Pázsit and Prof. Göran Thor
13
Meeting with SAC Activity Seminar Organizer Prof. Heriberto RodriguezMartinez, Linköping University13
Visit by Dr. Hideyaki Murayama, University of Tokyo and Visiting
Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
13
Courtesy Call to H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki, the Embassy of Japan in
Sweden
14
Meeting at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)14
Meeting with the Embassy of Japan in Denmark and Tokai University Alumni Association in Denmark
14
Visitors from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and NRF Stockholm Office
14
Visit by Dr. Makoto Oura, Hokkaido University
14
Column
Japanese Astronaut Kimiya Yui Back on Earth After 141 Days in Space15
Academic Information
Japan-Sweden University Presidents’ Summit Held in Tokyo at the Embassy of Sweden
16
Prof. Marie Söderberg Awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendation
for FY2015
16
Notice
Upcoming Seminars & Symposia17

Summer #21


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Flourishing SUOMI in Move
Hideo Akutsu, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
KVA-JSPS Seminar Held with Prof. Yuichi Ikuhara3
The 1st Network Meeting for Japanese Researchers in Norway Held in Oslo3
News — Alumni
SAC Activity Seminar “Japanese Ethics and Technology”
Held at Uppsala University
4
Reports — Activities
Symposium on "Human Brown Adipose Tissue and Obesity"Masayuki Saito, Professor emeritus, Hokkaido University
5
Reports — Meetings
Visit by Dr. Hitoshi Takahashi, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab),
Karolinska Institutet
6
Visit by Prof. Takuji Nakamura, National Institute of Polar Research
(NIPR
6
Meeting at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)
Director Akutsu, Deputy Director Kawakubo, and International P
6
JSPS Overseas Office Directors’ Meeting Held in Tokyo6
Dinner Held in Honor of Prof. Shinya Yamanaka at the Ambassador’s Residence7
Visit by Prof. Yoriko Atomi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology7
Visit by Mr. Ryu Yoshida, Nihon University7
Visit by Ms. Haruka Nakagawa and Mr. Hiroshi Kumabe, Waseda University7
Meeting at the Estonian Academy of Sciences and Estonian Research Counci8
Dinner Meeting with Dr. Naoko Saito, Kyoto University8
Visit by Dr. Stefan Noreén, Senior Adviser, Office of the President, the
University of Tokyo
8
Visit by Dr. Fumiko Kasuga, National Institute of Health Sciences, and Prof.
Kensuke Fukushi, the University of Tokyo
8
Dinner Held in Honor of Prof. Kohei Miyazono at the Ambassador’s Residence9
Reports — Alumni
ACF Activity Seminar on Future DiagnosticsSeiji Shibasaki, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hyogo University of Health Sciences9
Column
Japanese National Holiday: Respect for the Aged Day11
Academic Information
Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Prof. Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, Awarded the Canada Gairdner International Award 201512
Prof. Carl-Henrik Heldin Appointed New Chair of SciLifeLab
13
Prof. Johan Rockström Awarded the 2015 International Cosmos Prize13
Japan-Norway Science Week 201514
Notice
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia14

Spring #20


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Norwegian Woods
Hideo Akutsu, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
IVA-JSPS Seminar on Fuel-Cell Vehicles with Mr. Koichi Kojima, Toyota3
Gathering for Japanese Researchers in Sweden3
JSPS Summer Program Pre-Orientation Held in Stockholm4
The 2015 Crafoord Prize4
Symposium on “Human Brown Adipose Tissue and Obesity” Held
in Stockholm
5
News — Alumni
SAC Activity Seminar FY2014 Held at Linköping University6
SAC Board Meeting Held at the JSPS Stockholm Office
6
The Japan Alumni Forum Held in Helsinki7
The Seminar “Research and Study Possibilities in and on Japan”
Held in Helsinki
7
ACF Activity Seminar FY2015 “Future Diagnostics” Held in Turku
8
ACF Spring Meeting Held with the Seminar “Future Diagnostics”8
Reports — Activities
Presentation and People whom I met at IVA SeminarKoichi Kojima, Project General Manager of Fuel Cell System Engineering & Development Division,
Toyota Motor Corporation
9
Research Source on Language Teaching and Politics:
Japanese language education in Pre-war Europe
Prof. Yoshimi Ogawa, International Strategy Office, Graduate School of Education, Yokohama National University9
Reports — Meetings
Visitors from Hokkaido University11
Director Hideo Akutsu and Deputy Director Yuriko Kawakubo visited Oulu, Finland11
Dinner with JAXA Astronaut Mr. Soichi Noguchi11
Director Hideo Akutsu and Deputy Director Yuriko Kawakubo visited Umeå University11
Visitors from the JSPS Head Office in Tokyo12
Visitors from Tokyo Institute of Technology12
Attending the lunch meeting with officials from the Nobel Foundation, Nobel Media and Nobel Museum12
Visitor from Osaka University12
Reports — Alumni
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACF) Prof. Seppo Salminen, Functional Foods Forum, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku13
Finnish Alumni Club Summit in OsakaDr. Kristiina Jokinen, Chair of the JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF)15
The Sweden-Japan Seminar on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (SJS-Nano)Ashutosh Tiwari, Associate Professor, Group Leader, Smart Materials and Biodevices,
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, IFM-Linköpings University
16
Column
The Royal Prince Wedding 201517
Japan’s Robot Astronaut ”Kirobo”
18
Academic Information
The Fifth Meeting of the Japan-Norway Joint Committee on Cooperation in
Science and Technology (JCM) Held in Oslo
19
The 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize19
Sweden’s Minister for Infrastructure visited Japan and South Korea20
Enhancing Sustainability of Products and Services
– A Promising Area for Collaboration between Sweden and Japan –
Prof. Tomohiko Sakao, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden21
Notice
Upcoming Seminars and Symposia22
Staff Changes at JSPS Stockholm Office23

Winter #19


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
A Dream of Denmark
Hideo Akutsu, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
The 2014 Nobel Week3
Attending the “Arctic Nexus in Asian-Nordic+ Relations” Workshop in
Aalborg, Denmark
4
Attending the Stockholm University Study Fair4
Network Meeting for Japanese Researchers in Denmark4
New Year Reception held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Sweden5
KVA-JSPS Seminar held with Prof. Shoji Takeuchi5
Attending the Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo 20156
Attending the Finnish-Japanese Joint Symposium on Morphogenesis
and Signaling
6
News — Alumni
SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly7
ACF Board Meeting, General Assembly and All Alumni Meeting7
Reports — Activities
The 3rd Sweden-Japan Academic Network Keynote LectureProf. Masayuki Nakajima, Department of Game Design, Uppsala University8
Reports — Meetings
Meeting at IVA9
Visitor from KTH Royal Institute of Technology9
Visitors from Karolinska Institutet.
9
Meeting with Prof. Marie Söderberg, Director of the European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS), Mr. Hideki Ishizuka, Minister, and Mr. Masafumi Sato, the Embassy of Japan in Sweden.9
Meeting with Göran Marklund, Deputy Director-General, VINNOVA9
Visit to the Nobel Museum 9
Visit to Karolinska Institutet.9
Visitors from JSPS Headquarters and MEXT9
Meeting at IVA9
Meeting with Dr. Hans Pohl, STINT Program Director.9
Visit to Lund’s MAX IV Laboratory10
Visit by Mr. Tero Salomaa, Deputy Director of Hokkaido University Helsinki Office10
Visitors from NRF Stockholm Office and University of Nagasaki10
Meeting at IVA10
Visit to Academy of Finland10
Visit to the Nobel Peace Center 10
Visit to the Research Council of Norway (RCN)10
Visit to the Embassy of Japan in Norway10
Visitor from the University of Tokyo10
Visitor from the University of Tokyo10
Reports — Alumni
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (ACF):Once in your lifetime opportunityDr. Heikki Mäkipää, President of the Finland Japan Culture and Education Association (FJCE)11
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Research Report (SAC)Prof. Imre Pázsit, Chalmers University of Technology12
Farewell from the former JSPS Alumni Club in Finland Chairman Dr. Antero Laitinen, Chairman 2008-201314
Assyrian Policy towards Babylonia in the 7th Century BCSanae Ito, Ph.D. Student in Assyriology, University of Helsinki16
A New Guidebook on Japan: An Interdisciplinary Spin-off of Mombugakusho
and JSPS scholarships
Tapani Jussila18
Notice — Alumni
Upcoming seminars20

Autumn #18


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
Swedish Style Innovation
Hideo Akutsu, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News — Activities
The 2014 Nobel Prize Laureates3
Two KVA-JSPS Seminars held with Prof. Yoshinori Tokura and Prof. Emiko Ochiai4
New Biology and Technologies in Medical Science4
JSPS Stockholm Office attended the Life Science Baltics Forum 2014
in Lithuania
5
Sweden-Kyoto Symposium5
JSPS Stockholm Office attended the Denmark-Japan Workshop on Bioenergy6
Uppsala University-Tokyo Institute of Technology Joint Symposium: Breakthroughs
in Science & Technology for the 21st Century
6
The 1st Network Meeting for Japanese Researchers in Finland6
Dialogue between Japan-Finland-Russia and a kick-off meeting for a Japan-Finland
Bilateral Program held in Helsink
7
Japan-Denmark Scholarship Information held in Copenhagen7
RIKEN-Karolinska Institutet-SciLifeLab Joint Symposium - New Era of Life Science7
JSPS Stockholm Office attended the Hokkaido University Catalysis Research Center - Stockholm University Joint Symposium
8
The 3rd Sweden-Japan Academic Network8
News — Alumni
SAC Activity Seminar held at Örebro University9
Preparatory meeting for the establishment of an Alumni Club in Denmark 9
Reports — Activities
Report on the KVA-JSPS SeminarYoshinori Tokura, RIKEN / University of Tokyo
10
Young Scientist Seminars in Sweden
Keiji Miyazawa, University of Yamanashi and Takeshi Imamura, Ehime University11
Report on the Sweden–Kyoto Symposium 2014Tetsuo Sawaragi, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University12
The Cats in UppsalaTakashi Tatsumi, Executive Vice President for Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology14
The 1st Network Meeting for Japanese Researchers in FinlandSanae Ito, University of Helsinki15
Reports — Meetings
Visitors from JSPS Head Office16
Visitors from Stockholm University16
Visitor from the University of Tokyo16
Lunch meeting with KTH Royal Institute of Technology16
Visitor from Tohoku University16
Meeting with the Nobel Foundation16
Visitor from Hokkaido University16
Visit by Japanese professors and young researchers
16
Visitor from Aalborg University16
Visitors from Osaka University and Karolinska Institutet16

Visitors from Tokyo Institute of Technology17
Meetings in Finland17
Courtesy visit to the Ambassador of Japan in Finland17
Visit to the SciLifeLab in Uppsala17
Courtesy visit to the the Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Sweden17
Visitors from Josai University17
Visitors from RIKEN17
Prof. Tomoko Nakanishi of the University of Tokyo visits Sweden17
Reports — Alumni
A Japan Boom happened already in the 1930sInterview with Prof. Yoshimi Ogawa by Tapani Jussila18
Notice
Activities20
Alumni20

Summer #17


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
The Wind in Stockholm
Hideo Akutsu, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
News
IVA-JSPS Seminar was held with Prof. Akasaki of Meijo University4
The First KI-Osaka Univ. Joint Symposium (Immunology and Infection Biology) was held4
JSPS Alumni Club in Finland held a spring meeting5
News — Courtesy calls on JSPS Partner Institutions in Sweden
Nobel Museum6
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems6
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and the Sweden-Japan Foundation6
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)6
Ministry of Education and Research7
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)7
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA)7
News — Other meetings and visitors to JSPS Stockholm Office
Visitors from Karolinska Institutet8
Meeting in Copenhagen8
Lunch meeting with professors from the University of Tokyo8
Lunch meeting with Uppsala University’s Vice-Chancellor8
Visitor from Hokkaido University8
Visitor from the University of Tokyo8
Lunch meeting with participants from Karolinska Institutet.8
Meeting at IVA9
Visit by Tohoku University’s Management Planning Manager and JSPS Stockholm Office’s former staff member9
Visitor from the Hokkaido University, Helsinki Office9
Lunch meeting with Secretary General of Sweden-Japan Foundation, the Embassy of Japan in Sweden’s First Secretary Mr. Hideto Matsumoto and his successor9
Reports
Report on the 1st IVA-JSPS Seminar of FY2014Satoshi Kamiyama, Professor of Meijo University10
The first Karolinska Institutet-Osaka University Joint Symposium
(Immunology and Infection biology)
Sachiko Baba, MD, PhD, Vice Director, Center for International Relations, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine11
Reflections on visiting the Vision Group at Lund University Dr. Michiyo Kinoshita, Sokenda12
Visit to Institute of Behavioural Sciences in University of HelsinkiDr. Satoshi Nakamura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)14
Board members of the JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF)
16
Academic Information
Lithuania-Japan (Tsukuba) Joint Science Symposium was held18
Upcoming Seminars & Symposia18
Introduction of JSPS Stockholm Office’s New Director,
Dr. Hideo Akutsu
21

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Autumn #15


Summer #14


Spring #13


Autumn/Winter #12


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
The Nobel Prize and the Globalization of UniversitiesYoshiaki Fujii2
News
2012 Nobel Prize 3
Finland Alumni Club Holds General Meeting and Seminar3
The 1st Japan-Sweden Fellowship Research Network3
JSPS Sweden Alumni Club’s General Assembly4
The 7th Sweden-Japan BioNano Workshop4
Colloquium on Cell Research Held in Stockholm4
Lectures Held in Northern Europe via S&T Diplomacy
5
JSPS Stockholm Office Participated in Danish Research Funding Meeting
5
Meeting with VINNOVA/STINT
5
Board Member’s Visits to JSPS Stockholm Office
6
Visit to Hokkaido University Helsinki Office
6
Reports
Dr. Shinya Yamanaka Wins Nobel Prize and JSPS President Participates in Nobel Week
Even
6
Academic InformationFAC Activity Seminar: A Year in Japan with the Vulcanus ProgramTommi Tynell, PhD Student, Aalto University School of Science and Technology7
The 1st Sweden-Japan Academic Network8
Sweden-Japan BioNano Workshop – an innovative forum for future health care solutions
Gunilla B Jacobson, Dr., Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, Karolinska Institutet
10
Joint JSPS – Karolinska Institute Symposium: Current Concepts in Regulation of
Metabolism, Cell Differentiation and Function
Tomohiro Sawa, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences,
Kumamoto University
11
Report of a lecture trip in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark (21 st
– 27th Oct. 2012)
Masaaki Morikawa, Prof. Hokkaido University12
Announcements
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (short-term & standard)13
BRIDGE Fellowship Program14
JSPS Upcoming Events14

Spring/Summer #11


Winter #10


ItemContentsAuthorPage
Prologue
From Stockholm, a Nordic city
Yoshiaki Fujii, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office2
Reports
BRIDGE Fellowship at Doshisha University, KyotoKristiina Jokinen3
JSPS Colloquium
Nuclear Energy & Nuclear Applications
Kazutoshi Ono
4
JSPS-KVA Seminar
Japanese Youth in Transition
Kazutoshi Ono5
News & Announcements
Fellowship Information6
New JSPS Stockholm Office Staff7

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Spring #8


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Winter #2


Autumn #1