Overview

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