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January 2021 Asia Analysis
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, HAGIUDA Koichi, explains the priorities for Japanese science, technology and innovation policy in our January 2021 edition of Asia Analysis.
Working towards sustainability in Taiwan
As sustainability becomes more and more vital to achieving a circular economy, Open Access Government discusses the work of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
Japan: Science, technology and innovation policy
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, HAGIUDA Koichi, explains the priorities for science, technology and innovation policy in Japan.
A millimetre-sized microrobot with an artificial brain
Ken Saito, Associate Professor from College of Science and Technology, Nihon University in Japan, tell us about a millimetre-sized microrobot with an artificial brain.
Particulate photocatalysts: Producing hydrogen from water without recombination loss
Here, Professor Kazunari Domen, Shinshu University and The University of Tokyo, explains a particulate photocatalyst producing hydrogen from water by perfect photon-to-chemical conversion, which is essential to meet our future need for renewable hydrogen.
The development of a renewable product prepared using economic waste in Taiwan
Ying-Chieh Lee from the Department of Materials Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, explores the development of a renewable product prepared using economic waste in Taiwan.
Hydrogen, climate change and decarbonisation
Dr Gareth Hinds, Science Area Leader in Electrochemistry at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), tells us what we need to know about hydrogen in the UK, including broader comment on climate change and decarbonisation.
Bio-based fertilisers: A potential move towards the circular economy?
Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, analyses bio-based fertilisers and ponders if they are a potential move towards the circular economy.
Types of marine geohazards investigated in offshore wind farm construction
Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University walks us through types of marine geohazards investigated in offshore wind farm construction.
Materials science: Reverse glass transition in a polymeric hydrogel material
Takayuki Nonoyama from Hokkaido University in Japan focuses on an aspect of materials science behind the soft matter that possesses a rubbery-to-glassy transition in a novel polymeric hydrogel material, contrary to the intrinsic property of polymers.
Asia Analysis – October 2020
In October 2020’s Asia Analysis, we hear from the President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Susumu Satomi, who explains the importance of promoting research activities in the country.
The sustainable future of livestock: Cows in forests
Dr Yuri Yamazaki from the Faculty of Regional Environmental Science at Tokyo University of Agriculture, describes encountering cows in forests and urges us to think about the sustainable future of livestock.
Technology focus: Social impact analysis using voice biomarkers
Shinichi Tokuno from the University of Tokyo walks us through voice analysis technology, specifically focussing on social impact analysis using voice biomarkers.
The new development partnership: Smart aid for Africa
Jong-Dae Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in South Africa, discusses smart aid and sustainable development for Africa post COVID-19.
Decarbonisation and energy transformation: Electric utilities
Vicky Sins at the World Benchmarking Alliance tells us about decarbonisation and energy transformation and says it’s time electric utilities switch on.
AI smart glasses: Aiding maintenance work of highway equipment
Takahira Yamaguchi of Keio University explores how AI smart glasses can act as a smart, simple solution to support maintenance work concerning highway equipment.
Can R&D activities raise rice to the league of superfoods?
Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, ponders if R&D activities raise rice to the league of superfoods.
Antimicrobial nanocoatings: Functional and preventative benefits
Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, argues that antimicrobial nanocoatings will gain prominence due to their functional and preventative benefits.
Marine survey: Side-scan sonar focus
Gwo-shyh Song from Global Aqua Survey Ltd and National Taiwan University, highlights a special skill concerning the use of the side-scan sonar to scan underwater targets or side-slope structures in this marine survey focus.
Asia Analysis – July 2020
The latest Asia Analysis edition sheds light on some of the most important policy issues sweeping across the region of Asia.