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Strengthening EU-Japan cooperation in AI, research and innovation

Vice-President Ansip and Minister Hirai discussed bilateral EU-Japan cooperation to promote a human-centric approach to artificial intelligence (AI).
energy-harvesting materials

Research focus: Exploring novel energy-harvesting materials

Yuzuru Miyazaki, Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, at Tohoku University enlightens us on his research on exploring novel energy-harvesting materials.
climatic hotspot

“Climatic hotspot project”: Uncovering impacts of the midlatitude ocean

Uncovering impacts of the midlatitude ocean is a part of the “Climatic hotspot project, as profiled here by Professor Hisashi Nakamura from the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, at the University of Tokyo in Japan.
Asia Analysis

Asia Analysis – April 2019

In this first-ever Asia Analysis edition, we hear from Masanori Osum, Philippe de Taxis du Poët about the current EU-Japan trade investment and Nai-Chi Hsiao on new earthquake alert technology, along with more Asia industry insights.
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Japan: The advancement of world-class research in science

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science works to ensure the advancement of world-class research in all fields of science both at home and in international partnerships, as this article reveals.
industrial technology

Enhancing industrial technology and addressing energy and global environmental problems in Japan

The aims of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization are detailed here when it comes to enhancing industrial technology and addressing energy and global environmental problems in Japan.
sustainable healthcare system

Delivering a sustainable healthcare system: Protecting health in Japan

The mission of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan in protecting people now and in the future, as well as delivering a sustainable healthcare system, are detailed here.
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Japan: Driving forward cancer research through collaboration

The work of the Japanese Cancer Association in driving forward cancer research through collaboration is charted here, including a push on basic and translational research.

Ageing and chronic kidney disease (CKD): The phosphate connection in biomedical science

Dr Makoto Kuro-o from the Division of Anti-Aging Medicine, Jichi Medical University in Japan gives a fascinating glimpse into an aspect of biomedical science that concerns the subject of how phosphate accelerates ageing, including his thoughts on chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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Industrial, trade and investment cooperation: A new era for the EU and Japan

Masanori Osumi, Japan-side General Manager and Philippe de Taxis du Poët, EU-side General Manager of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, explain why a new era begins now when it comes to promoting industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan.
Climate change impacts

Climate change impacts and greenhouse gases in Japan: A policy perspective

The Ministry of the Environment’s ambitions in Japan are detailed here, with a special focus on climate change impacts and greenhouse gases policy.
economic partnership agreement

EU-Japan Economic Partnership agreement enters into force

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019, allowing businesses and consumers across Europe and Japan to take advantage of the largest open trade zone.
degenerative diseases

UK-Japanese partnership to tackle degenerative diseases

Medical researchers in Britain and Japan are to join forces in the fight to advance research into treatments for degenerative diseases.
UK and Japan, Pioneering collaboration

UK and Japan to forge new pioneering collaboration

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will meet Prime Minister Theresa May and agree pioneering collaboration on medical research, robotics and use of data.
Japanese tourism, UK

Japanese tourism expected to grow in UK throughout 2019

Japenese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level as the two counties continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties.
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New free trade agreement approved between EU and Japan

The EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will create an increase in job opportunities and more choice of goods at lower prices.
empty homes

Japan’s unoccupied property crisis to rise year on year

Over eight million properties lie vacant in Japan and the problem is set to get worse due to an ageing and shrinking population.
vehicle technology

Fuel cell electric vehicles: The genesis of a new era or myth-busting vehicle technology?

Arvind Noel Xavier Leo and Anjan Hemanth Kumar from Frost & Sullivan explore fuel cell electric vehicles and ask if this is the genesis of a new era or simply myth-busting around new energy vehicle technology
cryptocurrency markets

Regulation within cryptocurrency markets

Alexander Larsen from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) provides an in-depth look at the state of play concerning regulation within cryptocurrency markets According to Reuters: “Japan’s financial regulator said on 2nd February it had ordered all crypto - currency exchanges to submit a report on their system risk management,...

National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Japan

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