Symposium of European Researchers in Japan (21 octobre, Tokyo)

Sciencescope – the Association for French-speaking students and researchers in Japan, Ace Japón – Asociación de Científicos Españoles en Japón, the Association of Italian Researchers in Japan (AIRJ), and the German JSPS Alumni Association, are pleased to invite you to a European Research Day organized with the support of the Diplomatic Service of the European Union. The event will take place at Europea House in Tokyo on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event is the first symposium organized by the four above-mentioned European scientific associations, and it aims to be established as an annual rendezvous in Japan for European and Japanese researchers.

It will take place face-to-face only.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.
To register, please send your name and affiliation to association.sciencescope at before October 18, 2023. Specify “Registration for October 21” in the title of your email.


10:00 – 10:20. Opening Remarks
・Gijs Berends (Head of Science, Innovation, Digital, and Other EU Policies Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan)

10:20 – 12:00. Dependence of Societies on Scientific Research
・Jose M.M. Caaveiro (Kyushu University) “Vaccines: friends, not foes”
・Michele Guarnieri (hibot) “Making the world a safer place with robotics”
・Eckard Hitzer (ICU) “Scientific Research – Opportunities and Pitfalls”
・Cécile Asanuma-Brice (CNRS, Mitate Lab) “Mitate lab. post Fukushima Studies, international and transdisciplinary research open to public debate for a better understanding of contemporary crisis management”

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00. Presentation of Horizon Europe
・Dalibor P. Drljaca (Local coordinator and expert at EURAXESS Worldwide), “Fund your research with the Horizon Europe programme”

14:00 – 15:00. Open Science and its effect on Society (round table)
・Tetsuya Mizumoto (Executive Director of JSPS)
・Magdalena Osumi (journalist, media and communication specialist) “Japanese and European Approach to Scientific Media Coverage”

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30. Panel Discussion of the Four Organizing European Associations
・Daniel del Barrio Alvarez (The University of Tokyo) “Ace Japón”
・Sarah Cosentino (The University of Tokyo) “AIRJ”
・Heinrich Menkhaus (Meiji University) “German JSPS Alumni Association”
・Cecile Laly (Kyoto Seika University) “Sciencescope”


Important information

Symposium of European Researchers in Japan
When: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Where: Europea House, Tokyo
4-chōme-6-28 Minamiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0047

Deadline for registering: October 18, 2023
How to register: send your name + affiliation to association.sciencescope at

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