The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science has
established a new liaison office in Stockholm, Sweden and appointed
Professor Yoshiro Shimura as its director. On Thursday May 31, 2001,
JSPS held a reception at the Sheraton Stockholm to celebrate the opening
of the office.
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Joint Research Projects and Seminars

Special collaborative activities are implemented with China, India and Korea, which are considered to have particularly close relations with Japan.

Japan-China Scientific Cooperation Program

In 1996, JSPS concluded an MoU with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), under which support is provided for joint research projects and scientific seminars organized by Japanese and Chinese researchers. These activities, implemented upon research plans devised in advance by the cooperating researchers, are aimed at producing scientific results.

Number of Implementation

  FY2001 FY2002 FY2003
Joint Research 17 17 16
Joint Seminar 3 1 4

The Japan-India Cooperative Science Program

This program was launched based on a recommendation by the Japan-India Science Council, comprising leading Japanese and Indian scientists. It is a cooperative program carried out between JSPS and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Aimed at producing scientific results, the program supports joint research and seminars between researchers of the two countries.

Number of Implementation

  FY2001 FY2002 FY2003
Joint Research 6 6 6
Joint Seminar 4 4 6

* There are six Priority fields under this scheme

  • Molecular Structure, Dynamics, and Molecular Materials, including Supramolecular Science [ FY2003 / FY2004 ] 
  • Advanced Materials, including Polymers and Nanomaterials [ FY2003 / FY2004 ] 
  • Modern Biology and Biotechnology [ FY2003 / FY2004 ] 
  • Manufacturing Sciences [ FY2003 / FY2004 ] 
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics [ FY2003 / FY2004 ] 
  • Surface and Interface Science, including Catalysis [ FY2003 / FY2004 ] 


Japan-Korea Basic Scientific Cooperation Program

Under this program, JSPS and the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) support joint research and seminars carried out between Japanese and Korean researchers. These activities, implemented upon research plans devised in advance by the cooperating researchers, are aimed at producing scientific results.
The Japan/Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research reviews the supported activities.

Number of Implementation

  FY2003 FY2004 FY2005
Joint Research 90 88 93
Joint Seminar 14 13 13


photo1_The 15th Meeting of the Japan/Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research photo2_The 15th Meeting of the Japan/Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research
The 15th Meeting of the Japan/Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research
(May 24, 2005 in Kyoto, Japan)