• 2020.02.21
  • Science

Rescheduling of Science Japan Meeting 2020

Rescheduling of Science Japan Meeting 2020

We deeply regret to inform you that ASCA Corporation and Science/AAAS have decided to reschedule the Science Japan Meeting 2020 considering the COVID-19 outbreak situation.
We will send further details and information to all the related parties and planned participants separately.

We are working to reschedule the meeting in fall 2020 or later. We will send the details once the date is finalized. We look forward to seeing you at Science Japan Meeting.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling.
We appreciate your understanding and support.

ASCA Corporation

Science Japan Meeting 2020 

Japan & Science AAAS: For the Future of Science and Innovation in Japan 
Career Development for young researchers

The 1st Science Japan Meeting was held at the Tokyo American Club in September 2018. We are going to hold the 2nd meeting at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) on March 5, 2020.
Bill Moran, Publisher of Science and its sister journals, and Kei Koizumi, Visiting Scholar in science policy, are coming from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the meeting. From Japan side, Dr. Mary Voytek, Executive Director, Earth-Life Science Institute (WPI-ELSI) of Tokyo Institute of Technology and Dr. Christophe Weber, President and CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., will give a talk. The latest research by young researchers will also be presented.
The theme is set as "For the Future of Science and Innovation in Japan" focusing "Career Development for Young Researchers". Participants will be researchers whose research have been published in Science or its sister journals and those who promote science in any industry or academia.


Opening address:

Mr. Bill Moran
Publisher of Science Family of Journals, AAAS

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Keynote lecture:

The Future of Science and Society Starts with You

Mr. Kei Koizumi
Visiting Scholar in science policy, AAAS

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Invited lecture:

Being a Scientist in a Dynamic World: Challenges and Strategies

Dr. Mary Voytek
Executive Director, Earth-Life Science Institute and Executive Director, ELSI and Advisor to the President at Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Flash Talk 1:

Dr. Takashi Maruyama,
Assistant Professor of Waseda University WIAS


Flash Talk 2:

Movement in plants

Dr. Masayoshi Nakamura Co-PI, Designated Lecturer
Designated Lecturer, Institute Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University

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Flash Talk 3:

Dr. Teruhiro Okuyama
Associate professor, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (IQB), The University of Tokyo
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Special lecture:

For young scientists

Dr. Christophe Weber
President and CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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Closing remarks

Dr. Toshio Kuroki
Senior Advisor, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; WPI Program Director



Dr. Ayumi Koso
Project Assistant Professor at the National Institutes for the Humanities (Japan)

  • Sponsor: ASCA Corporation
  • Co-Sponsor: Science/AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS))
  • Endorsement: Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST)
  • Endorsement: Council on Competitiveness-Nippon (COCN)
  • Co-Sponsor: USACO Corporation 
  • Participants: Around 150 invitees


ASCA Corporation Science Japan Office
Miyuki Tani / Chiemi Yoshikawa
TEL: 06-6202-6272 E-mail: