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Cover photo:

Rakugan—Lovely Japanese sweets (wagashi) made of rice powder with Japanese wasanbon sugar, molded into a sea bream, flower blossoms and other lucky items, and packed in a decorative box for festive occasions such as lantern and doll festivals.

About JSPS

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) operates as an independent administrative institution to perform the following main functions: fund scientific research, foster researchers, promote international scientific exchange, and advance university reform.

Crowing Rooster, Emblem of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

From days of old in Japan, it has been the belief that the vigorous cry of the rooster in the gray of the morning augurs the coming of a new and bright day. As the crowing rooster can therefore be thought of as a harbinger of the kind of new knowledge that promises a brilliant future for humankind, it was chosen as the emblem of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. This emblem was designed in 1938 by Professor Sanzo Wada of Tokyo Fine Arts School to depict the rooster that symbolizes the breaking dawn in a verse composed by Emperor Showa.

New Subscribers, Address Changes, Reader Comments

Contact us at the below email address or fax number if you are not a current subscriber and interested in receiving the JSPS Quarterly, or are a subscriber but have changed your mailing address.

Please let us have your comments and impressions about the newsletter.

E-mail: quarterly@jsps.go.jp

Fax: +81-3-3263-1854

For further information on JSPS’s organization and programs, please visit our website [www.jsps.go.jp/english/], or mail or fax inquiries to JSPS Fellows Plaza using the address or fax number given below. JSPS Quarterly and our brochure may also be downloaded.

●JSPS Fellows Plaza

5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
Tel: +81-3-3263-1872 Fax: +81-3-3263-1854

Information can also be obtained from our regional offices listed below.

●JSPS Washington Office
2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 1050,

Washington, D.C. 20036, USA
Tel: +1-202-659-8190 Fax: +1-202-659-8199
E-mail: info@jspsusa.org


●JSPS San Francisco Office

2001 Addison Street, Suite 260,

Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Tel: +1-510-665-1890 Fax: +1-510-665-1891

E-mail: webmaster@jspsusa-sf.org


●JSPS Bonn Office

Wissenschaftszentrum, Ahrstr. 58, 53175,


Tel: +49-228-375050 Fax: +49-228-957777

E-mail: info@jsps-bonn.de


●JSPS London Office

14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD, UK

Tel: +44-20-7255-4660 Fax: +44-20-7255-4669

E-mail: enquire@jsps.org


●JSPS Stockholm Office

Retzius Vag 3, S171 77 Stockholm, SWEDEN

Tel: +46-8-5248-4561 Fax: +46-8-31-38-86

E-mail: jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com


●JSPS Strasbourg Office

Maison Universitaire France-Japon

42a, avenue de la Forêt-Noire, 67000 Strasbourg, FRANCE

Tel: +33-3-6885-2017 Fax: +33-3-6885-2014

E-mail: jsps@japon.u-strasbg.fr


●JSPS Bangkok Office

No. 1016/1, 10th Fl., Serm-Mit Tower,

159 Sukhumvit Soi 21, Bangkok 10110, THAILAND

Tel: +66-2-661-6533 Fax: +66-2-661-6535

E-mail: bkk02@jsps-th.org


●JSPS Beijing Office

616 Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

33 Beisihuan Xilu, Zhongguancun,

Beijing 100190, P. R. CHINA

Tel: +86-10-6253-8332 Fax: +86-10-6253-8664

E-mail: beijing@jsps.org.cn


●JSPS Cairo Research Station

9 Al-Kamel Muhammad Street,

Flat No. 4, Zamalek, Cairo, EGYPT

Tel & Fax: +20-2-27363752

E-mail: webmaster@jspscairo.com


●JSPS Nairobi Research Station

Plot No.30, Bernard Estate, Off James Gichuru Road,

Maji Mazuri Road to El Molo Drive, Lavington, Nairobi, KENYA

Tel: +254-20-4348000

E-mail: jsps1@africaonline.co.ke