English Version (J·FR 2020)

J·FR 2020: French Research Day 2020

J·FR 2020 will take place in person (presentations) at Maison franco-japonaise and also online with the Zoom Application (audience)

Sciencescope, the French Students and Researchers Organization in Japan, the French Embassy in Japan, the French Institute for Research on Japan (IFRJ-MFJ, UMIFRE 19 MEAE-CNRS) and CNRS – Tokyo office North-East Asia are organizing the 24th French Research Day in Japan 2020 (Journée Francophone de la Recherche – J·FR 2020).

J·FR 2020 will take place on Friday, December 04th, 2020 at Maison Franco-Japonaise (MFJ), Tokyo (Ebisu) and online with Zoom application.

Due to covid19 pandemic situation, health measures will be adopted in order to allow social distance and security to all attendees in-person. J·FR 2020 will take place both in-person at Maison franco-japonaise and online for all attendees. In-person participation will be limited to speakers and upon their own choice.

Since 1997, this annual meeting has brought together the community of french-speaking Researchers and Students in Japan from all disciplines and nationalities. This event intends to promote discussions among researchers, students, engineers, officials, company representatives or any interested persons about their activities in Japan.

J·FR 2020 is free and open to everyone online and will feature several presentations by researchers in different formats and panel discussions, and the whole event will be lively broadcasted online with the Zoom application. 

You are kindly invited to submit your research work or to register as an attendee to participate to J·FR 2020. The registration is free and open to all, but it is mandatory and can be made through the form util:

  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 (extended deadline) Wednesday, November 04th, 2020 for proposals
  • Friday, November 27th, 2020 for attendees

Latest News

  • 12/03/2020 : The J·FR 2020 Booklet is now available online.
  • 11/27/2020 : J·FR 2020 program is now available
  • 11/18/2020 : The list of accepted communications has been published
  • 11/02/2020: Extended Deadline for contributions: Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
  • 10/18/2020: Call for Communications for J·FR 2020 is online
  • 10/04/2020: Health Measures for in-person participation at MFJ has been provided.
  • 10/02/2020: J·FR 2020 will allow both in-person participation at Maison franco-japonaise and online via Zoom Application
  • 10/01/2020: J·FR 2020 Website is now online


The main objectives of J·FR 2020 are to create a social event about Research in all fields (Sciences, Applied Sciences, SHS, etc.) and Technologies, and to enforce discussions among the audience.
This is an opportunity for all actors in research and development in Japan (companies, researchers, students, institutional, etc.), to meet community of French-speaking scientist in order to initiate discussions, future projects or collaborations.

Call for Communications

J·FR 2020 offers three main kinds of contributions:

  1. Presentation in-person at Maison franco-japonaise or Online (20min including questions)
  2. Flash-talk in-person at Maison franco-japonaise or online (5min including questions)
  3. Poster Online (Virtual rooms or short presentation)

When submitting a contribution, it is possible to choose a type of contributions (presentation, poster or flash-talk). The Organizing Committee will therefore select the contributions to be presented as presentations or posters according to research topics. J·FR 2020 could also propose flash-talks for some presentation proposals, depending on topics and progress of work (preliminary research work, etc.). An initial choice could therefore be changed from a presentation to a poster or flash-talk, but not the opposite.

Important Dates

Deadline for proposal (presentation, flash-talk, posters): Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 (extended deadline) Wednesday, November 04th, 2020 for proposals

Deadline for attendees : Friday, November 27th, 2020

Authors notification : Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

J·FR 2020 (French Research Day): Friday, December 4th, 2020


The main language at J·FR 2020 for presentations and discussions is French.
Presentation Material such as submitted documents, presentation slides or posters can however be written in French or in English.

For non-native speakers or non-fluent in French that are interested by presenting at J·FR 2020, it is still possible to present your research work in English upon requests to the Organizing Committee and its approval. Indeed, the rationale is that J·FR 2020 is also aiming to welcome french-speaking Researchers whatever their level in French, or Researchers that have some background with French Research environment (e.g., those having collaborations with French Institutions -past/present/future-, or having received (or are interested by) Grants or Scholarships from France (BGF, ANR, etc.)

The Organizing Committee is encouraging Researchers, whose level in French is sufficient enough, to prefer French language for submitting documents (Research Summary, Biography) and for their talk.

Authors’ Instructions

In order to present your research worj at J·FR 2020 (presentation, flash-talk, poster), each contributor should submit two documents through the dropbox links available on this page:
1- a research summary, and 2- a biography up-to-date.
Optional: a complementary published or accepted paper related to the research summary can also be added for the Organizing Committee.

  • Research Summary

from 350 words (min.) to 1 (One) page A4 (max.), in French or in English, by using the summary template available on this page. The research summary can have any content material needed: figures, tables, references and also a reference toward your own published paper (books, journal, conference proceedings, etc.)

  • Biography

from 200 words (min.) to 1 (One) page A4 (maximum), in French or in English, by using the biography template available on this page.
Optional: you may choose to include a picture in your biography (max. 600 Ko).

  • (Optional)

you may join a publish or accepted paper related to your research summary for the Organizing Committee.

File formatting

  • Documents can be submitted into Word format (*.doc) or Pdf format (*.pdf)
  • For each of the two documents (three with the optional one), would you mind rename your files explicitly (e.g., Bio_jfr2020_surname-name.doc)

Document Templates

Document Deposit

Shall you propose a contribution (presentation, poster, flash-talk),
you can submit your contributions through the following Dropbox Links.
For each of the two documents (and one optional), a webpage will open and ask you to browse for your files on your computer. You will also have to fill your names and email address for each submitted files.
Then you can submit the registration form.

  • J·FR 2020 – Dropbox – Research Summary
  • J·FR 2020 – Dropbox – Biography
  • J·FR 2020 – Dropbox – Optional
    N.B.: Would you mind rename your files with explicit names, e.g., Bio-jfr2020-name.doc.

J·FR 2020: Registration Form

Fill two times your e-mail for confirmation.
First Name - Last Name
Precise your affiliation
e.g., student, Ph.D. student, engineer, post-doc, Researcher, Professor, etc.
The only possiblity is to attend online with Zoom application
The mailing-list is broadcasting information to keep you updated (News, events, etc.)


J·FR 2020 will take place at Maison franco-japonaise (Ebisu, Tokyo) and online via Zoom application.

Maison Franco-Japonaise is located next to Ebisu Station (5min): JR Yamanote Line, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line, JR Saikyo Line and Tokyo Subway Hibiya Line.

Maison Franco-Japonaise – 3-9-25, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0013 Japon
〒150-0013 東京都渋谷区恵比寿3-9-25 日仏会館


Feel free to contact us should you need any information:

e-mail: sciencescopejfr@gmail.com

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Health Measures

Due to the covid19 pandemic, health measures will be implemented during J·FR 2020 and the use of social dista

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, strict sanitary measures against infection disease will be implemented as well as the use of barrier gestures (mask wearing, distancing, hand washing, temperature). Compliance with these rules will be mandatory to participate in J-FR 2020 in-person. Failure to respect each of these rules will prohibit you from entering the Maison Franco-Japanese.

More information: Health Measures