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JSPS SF 15th Anniversary Event “World Premier Research in Japan” サンフランシスコ研究連絡センター設立15周年記念イベント “World Premier Research in Japan”を開催しました。

On January 24 and 25, JSPS San Francisco (JSPS SF) held the symposium, “World Premier Research in Japan” at University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. This event commemorated JSPS SF’s 15th anniversary while also highlighting Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s (MEXT) World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI).

Since its establishment in 2003, JSPS SF has been supporting exchange between Japanese and American researcher communities. This includes holding various academic symposia and acting as a hub for the West Coast offices of many Japanese universities and their networking activities. With the recent emphasis on interdisciplinary research and research at scale, the exchange of ideas and brainpower between institutions and countries is now more essential than ever. Throughout its 15-year history, JSPS SF has strived to provoke creativity and innovation with its symposia. These events also provide US-based researchers with opportunities to network and strengthen ties with scholars from Japan (JSPS SF 15th Anniversary milestones (co-organaized symposia in the US)).

In celebration of JSPS SF’s 15th anniversary, four WPI Centers (Kavli IPMU, AIMR, I2CNER and ITbM), presented some of their research to audiences at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. The WPI Centers are examples of highly internationalized research institutions with best–in-class research achievements. The two-day event had a total of 110 attendees, including researchers, students and individuals from the private sector.

Following JSPS Governing Director Mr. Noriyoshi Masuko and JSPS SF Director Dr. Toru Tamiya’s opening remarks, Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco Mr. Tomochika Uyama, Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University Dr. Richard Dasher (A WPI’s Program Committee member since 2007) and  President of JUNBA (Japanese University Network in the Bay Area) Mr. Tomohisa Koyama gave congratulatory addresses. Dr. Dasher emphasized the competitive selection process under which the WPI centers were established and how these institutes empower young researchers starting out in their careers.

The presentations from the WPI centers covered a wide variety of fields such as astrophysics, materials science, energy and biology. The WPI Directors introduced their centers while other representatives from the centers introduced some of their research. In addition to introducing their impressive achievements, the institutes elaborated on their internationalized research environments and efforts to strengthen interdisciplinary research. Presentations were made by Kavli IPMU’s Dr. Hitoshi Murayama (Founding Director) and Dr. Khee-Gan Lee (Project Assistant Professor), AIMR’s Dr. Motoko Kotani (Director) and Dr. Tomoteru Fukumura (Professor), I2CNER’s Dr. Petros Sofronis (Director) and Dr. Toshinori Matsushima (Associate Professor), and ITbM’s Dr. Tsuyoshi Matsumoto, (Administrative Director) and Dr. Naoyuki Uchida (Designated Associate Professor) . Their presentations covered topics such as collaboration with universities and researchers in the US, the creation of new materials, technology transfer, and practical applications to the medical and agricultural fields. They drew a sizable audience from Silicon Valley and the larger San Francisco Bay Area who enjoyed expanding their networks during the Q&A sessions and networking receptions.

JSPS SF would like to thank the four participating WPI Centers, the Center for Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley, the US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University, Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) San Francisco Office and JUNBA, without whom this symposium would not have been possible.

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日時:2019年1月24-25日(木-金)13:30-19:00
場所:

1月24日:International House, Ida & Robert Sproul, University of California, Berkeley (2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720)

1月25日:Paul G. Allen Building, 101X Auditorium, Stanford University (330 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305)

後援・協力:Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley

US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

在サンフランシスコ日本国総領事館

(独)日本貿易振興機構(JETRO)サンフランシスコ事務所

サンフランシスコ・ベイエリア大学間連携ネットワーク(JUNBA)

世界トップレベル研究拠点プログラム(WPIプログラム)

サンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、センター設立15周年を記念し、世界トップレベル研究拠点プログラム(WPI)の協力の下、カリフォルニア大学バークレー校及びスタンフォード大学においてJSPS SF 15th Anniversary Event「World Premier Research in Japan」を開催しました。

サンフランシスコ研究連絡センターは、2003年の設立以来、日本の大学の米国西海岸拠点ネットワークの事務局としてその活動を支援しながら、日米の学術交流・学術研究発展のために様々な学術イベントを企画、実施してきました。近年では、分野横断的な融合研究が重視されるようになり、国内外の研究機関が連携し、研究者交流や共同研究を推し進めていくことがこれまで以上に不可欠となっています。当センターは、設立以来15年間で主催・共催した多数の学術シンポジウムを通じ、米国を拠点とする研究者と日本の研究者とのネットワーク構築、関係強化の手助けをするとともに、新たなアイディアを呼び起こす触媒的な役割を担ってきました(JSPS SFにおける15年間の主な共催シンポジウム)。

今回のシンポジウムでは、日本で最も国際化が進み、かつ、高い研究成果を挙げている代表例であるWPI拠点から4拠点(Kavli IPMU、AIMR、I2CNER、ITbM)を御招きして講演をいただきました。当日は、研究者、学生、企業関係者を含め2日間で計110名の皆様に参加いただきました。

WPI拠点からの講演は、天文物理、材料科学、エネルギー、生物学など幅広い研究分野にわたっており、各拠点の世界的に卓越した研究成果や国際化された研究環境、融合研究の紹介に加え、主任研究者や若手研究者から実際の研究内容を紹介いただきました。Kavli IPMUからは村山斉初代拠点長とKhee-Gan Lee特任講師、AIMRからは小谷元子拠点長と福村知昭教授、I2CNERからはペトロス・ソフロニス拠点長と松島敏則准教授、ITbMからは松本剛事務部門長と打田直行特任准教授から講演いただきました。

講演では、米国大学・研究者との連携や、新材料研究、企業への技術移転、医療や農業への活用等についてもお話があり、シリコンバレーにも近いベイエリアにおいて多くの参加者の関心を集めるとともに、講演後のQ&A及びネットワークレセプションにおいて参加者との交流を深めました。
最後になりますが、この場をお借りして、ご来場の皆様、WPI拠点の皆様、ご後援・ご協力いただいたCenter for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley、US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University、在サンフランシスコ日本国総領事館、(独)日本貿易振興機構(JETRO)サンフランシスコ事務所、サンフランシスコ・ベイエリア大学間連携ネットワーク(JUNBA)に改めて厚くお礼を申し上げます。

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2018 CJS-JSPS International Symposium“Crip Tech: Disability, Technology, Architecture, and Design in Japan and the US”

Technology has the potential to greatly improve access and allow for the full participation of disabled individuals in society. Both Japan and the US have invested considerable sums in this effort, but often research is conducted apart from key stakeholders.

To discuss these issues, JSPS San Francisco (JSPS) and the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) held a joint symposium titled “Crip Tech: Disability, Technology, Architecture, and Design in Japan and the US” at the David Brower Center in Berkeley on December 7 and December 8.

This symposium brought technologists, anthropologists, engineers, activists, educators, and other researchers working at the nexus of technology, access, and design together for a two-day symposium in Berkeley, the home of the independent living movement. The majority of the participants identify as disabled people.

The symposium started with opening remarks from Dana Buntrock, Chair of CJS. Toru Tamiya, Director of JSPS SF, also gave some context and background to the theme presented by Dr. Karen Nakamura, the organizing chair from UCB.

Each speaker gave a 20 minute presentation on their current research. Afterwards the speakers took comments and questions from the audience. The symposium also included a screening of two documentary movies, “Deej” and “Fixed”. The director and casts of these films then participated in a panel discussion on its production.

Finally, Dr. Karen Nakamura, the organizing chair of the symposium, presented the “CripTech Manifesto version 0.1” arguing that the “CripTech movement” needs to be inclusive and take a holistic view of disability.  Dr. Nakamura drew attention to three specific concepts relating to the event’s theme:

  1. One needs to understand disability’s intersections with poverty, gender, sexuality racialized minoritization, access to healthcare and housing along with the effects of trauma, war, and dislocation
  2. No one can understand or speak for all disabilities and no one can understand or speak for all variations of their own disability.
  3. We cannot deem some disabilities “bad” that are not discussed (addiction and fatness being two examples of marginalized groups within the disabled community).

The symposium was a successful collaboration between the research communities in Japan and the US and bodes well for the potential future joint efforts in this exciting and important field.

JSPS, San Francisco will continue to support such symposia while maintaining its close relationship with UCB and CJS.

 

JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、カリフォルニア大学バークレー校日本研究センターとの共催シンポジウム “Crip Tech: Disability, Technology, Architecture, and Design in Japan and the US”を2018年12月7日(金)、12 月8日(土)に開催しました。

日本の学術情報の発信、日本の大学の国際化支援、若手研究者への国際研鑽機会の充実を目的に当センターではシンポジウムを年数回開催しています

今回のシンポジウムについてカリフォルニア大学バークレ校教授の中村カレン氏が中心となり、障がい者支援に携わる日米の学者、技術者、研究者、活動家、及び当事者を招聘し障がい者支援に関する研究、社会実践等についての情報提供が行われ、日米の障がい者支援についての理解を深めることを目的に開催されました。ご参加ご協力をいただき誠にありがとうございました。

 

 

 

 

The Symposium“Harnessing Physical Forces for Medical Applications” in University of California, Los Angeles

On November 15 and 16, JSPS and UCLA cosponsored the symposium, “Harnessing Physical Forces for Medical Applications” in cooperation with Kyoto University, the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs (ICCA).

The symposium brought researchers from both Japan and the U.S. to present their research and promote academic exchanges between the two countries. During the two day symposium participants discussed the convergence of physical sciences, nanomaterials, the nanobio interface and biomedical sciences. Dr. Fuyuhiko Tamanoi (UCLA/Kyoto University), the organizing chair, said the purpose of this symposium was to bring together scientists from diverse fields to discuss critical issues and translational potential while furthering cross pollination between disciplines.

The symposium covered some of the following topics:

  • Physical forces: beams, particles, light, magnetic field, and sound.
  • Physical forces and cancer therapy: boron neutron capture therapy, and monochromatic X-ray radiation.
  • Imaging: MRI, PET, single molecule imaging, and cryoEM.
  • Nanomaterials: Stimuli-responsive nanomaterials.
  • How Physical force is used in biology: contractile nanotube system, and cell surface and membrane.
  • How cells and organs interface with nanomaterials.
  • New industry and commercial development: innovation, and medical instrumentation.

Throughout the two day event presenters took a variety of comments and questions. Hopefully the experience will provide researchers with food for thought and help inspire the future development of their research field going forward. JSPS will continue to support such academic symposia that helps strengthen international cooperative networks.

   

 

The Symposium “World Premier Research in Japan”(24,25 January 2019)

 

  • About Event

Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science’s San Francisco Office (JSPS SF: http://www.jspsusa-sf.org/index.php) has been supporting exchange between the Japanese and American researcher communities while acting as a hub for Japanese universities’ West Coast offices and their networking activities. This 15th anniversary event is to highlight the achievements of the international research centers established by the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). These globally visible research centers focus on a wide range of fields such as energy, chemistry, plant biology and astrophysics. This 15th anniversary event goes for two days. The program will be followed by networking receptions at the end of each day.

This event is FREE and open to the public. To register, click here

  • Date & Venue

Day 1
Thursday, 24 January 2019 | 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
International House, University of California, Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720

Day 2
Friday, 25 January 2019 | 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Paul G. Allen Building, 101X Auditorium, Stanford University

330 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Note: ・Networking reception will start 5:30 pm.

・The same program is planned on each date.

・The plan might be changed in the future.

 

  • Participating Japanese Universities

Kavli IPMU | The University of Tokyo
“Cross-Disciplinary Research Center for Addressing the Origin and Evolution of the Universe”
https://www.ipmu.jp/

AIMR | Tohoku University
“Aiming to Establish a Premier Research Center for Materials Science”
https://www.wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp/en/index.html

I²CNER | Kyushu University
“The Grand Highway for a Carbon-Neutral Energy Fueled World”
http://i2cner.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/

ITbM | Nagoya University
“Changing the World with Molecules: Synthetic Chemistry and Plant/Animal Biology”
http://www.itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp/

 

  • Topics  | Speakers

(1) Kavli IPMU
– Kavli IPMU | Founding Director/Principal Investigator,  Hitoshi Murayama
– Lyman-Alpha Forest Tomography: Mapping the Shadows of the Cosmic Web at High Noon | Project Assistant Professor, Khee‐Gan Lee
(2) AIMR
– Materials research in the digitalized society | Director/Principal Investigator, Motoko Kotani
– Oxide electronics: converting insulators into electronic materials  | Professor/Principal Investigator, Tomoteru Fukumura
(3) I²CNER
– Engineering Carbon‐Neutral Energy Solutions and Cultural Bridges Across the Pacific  | Director/Principal Investigator, Petros Sofronis
– Efficient and Stable Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells  | Associate Professor, Toshinori Matsushima
(4) ITbM
– Institute of Transformative Bio‐Molecules (ITbM): Changing the World with Molecules  | Administrative Director/ Designated Professor, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto
– A bump-and-hole strategy toward freehand manipulation of plant hormone signaling  | Designated Associate Professor,  Naoyuki Uchida

 

  • Inquiries

Have questions about World Premier Research in Japan (JSPS)? Contact JSPS San Francisco. Email: webmaster@jspsusa-sf.org

  • RSVP

Please RSVP on our event website: https://goo.gl/forms/eLllE3MirXpLRPrl1

 

 

The Symposium “AI and the Future of Society : A Global Approach to Understanding the Digital Disruption” in University of California, San Diego

JSPS and JFIT held a symposium “AI and the Future of Society: A Global Approach to Understanding the Digital Disruption” on April 27 and 28 in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the German Institute for Japan Studies and several other organizations.

 

The conference brought together scholars from Japan, the U.S. and Germany, to explore the “state of the art” of social science thinking about the ongoing technological disruption, innovation, and national policy responses in different countries. The Conference was open to many different lines of inquiry, including:

 

  • What are the new complexities of the men-machine relationship, ongoing societal challenges, and new issues such as job replacement or ethical priority rankings of self-driven cars or automated surgeons?
  • How are large companies responding to the disruption: what are new business models, corporate strategies, or operations management and human resource practices?
  • How should we think about new regulatory structures and global agreements, e.g. on privacy and cybersecurity, in the health sciences, or for robots and drones?
  • What are the legal, ethical and societal challenges associated with the fast pace of technological change?
  • What is the impact of these developments on innovation and entrepreneurship, including government policies and market responses such as newly emerging corporate innovation strategies?

 

The conference had a high degree of interdisciplinary exchange. We are pleased to see this event serve as the inaugural conference of a new research initiative on digitization and the future of society from a global perspective. JSPS will continue to support such academic symposia that helps strengthen international cooperative networks.

Research in Japan (Mar 1) 事業説明会を開催しました

With the generous support of the UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs, nearly 25 researchers gathered at UC San Diego Jacobs Hall to learn about fully-funded fellowships to Japan and make connections across departments.

The session drew a variety of researchers at different career stages, including graduate students, postdocs and professors from UC San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute.

JSPS would like to thank JSPS fellowship alumni and UC San Diego Professor Mark Ellisman, Department of Neurosciences, and The Scripps Research Institute Assistant Professor Keary M Engle, Department of Chemistry, for sharing their experiences researching in Japan. Their talks were the highlights of the session, providing valuable insight through their first-hand experiences.

JSPS also thanks Kaori Kanemaru, JSPS Fellow from Japan, UC San Diego Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Satoshi Kabasawa, President of the Japanese Universities Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA) and Regional Director at Osaka University North American Center, for their participation in the short networking event following the session. Their participation added depth to the discussion as they were able to share viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and make connections that could lead to international and interdisciplinary research collaborations.

JSPS San Francisco thanks all attendees, and will continue to hold regular fellowship information sessions.

JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは3月1日にカリフォルニア大学サンディエゴ校で事業説明会を開催し、25名近くの研究者の方々にご参加いただきました。

ご参加、ご協力誠にありがとうございました。

For more information about JSPS Fellowships, please click here.

UC Berkeley CJS Symposium “New Topics, Technologies, & New Times: Japan Ahead” カリフォルニア大学バークレー校との共催シンポジウムを開催しました

On February 24 and 25, JSPS San Francisco and the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), University of California, Berkeley held a joint symposium on “New Topics, Technologies, & New Times: Japan Ahead” at the International House in Berkeley.

The objective of this symposium was to bring together scholars of Japanese Studies from Japan and the US to discuss the future of Japan in academic communities.  The symposium started with opening remarks by Professor Dana Buntrock, Chair of CJS, and Dr. Toru Tamiya, Director of JSPS San Francisco. More than 20 scholars came together to discuss five topics over the course of two days: “Cross-Cultural Exchanges: Study Abroad and Its Impact”, “Language Education and Where It Leads”, “Are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math a Part of Area Studies of Above it?”, “Media Gateways, Transnational Frames”, and “Area Studies Under Threat: How Will Japan be Taught in the Years Ahead?”. JSPS sponsored four session speakers: Professor Shingo Ashizawa, Toyo University, Professor Masayo Fujimoto, Doshisha University, Professor Mayumi Usami, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, and Professor Shunya Yoshimi, the University of Tokyo.

These sessions were followed by a keynote speech by Professor Patricia Steinhoff from the University of Hawaii. She shared her wealth of research experience with the participants and gave insight on the future of Japanese Studies in academic communities in the age of globalization.

JSPS San Francisco will continue to support such symposiums, and maintain a strong partnership with CJS.

 

JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、カリフォルニア大学バークレー校日本研究センターとの共催シンポジウム “New Topics, Technologies, & New Times: Japan Ahead” を2017年2月24日、25日に開催しました。

ご参加、ご協力誠にありがとうございました。

【Event】Research in Japan (Mar 1) フェローシップ説明会のご案内

Dear Member of the UC San Diego Research Community,

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in collaboration with the UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs, will host a lunch meeting about JSPS’s fellowship opportunities for those at UC San Diego interested to conduct research in Japan. The event consists of informational presentations by JSPS and talks by researchers who received the fellowships in the past. The talks will be followed by light, networking lunch.

Fellowships for Research in Japan Information Session
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM
Qualcomm Conference Room, 1F Jacobs Hall, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Eligibility:
Last-semester doctoral students, postdocs, faculty members (all fields)**

**Details about fellowship eligibility can be found on our website: http://www.jspsusa-sf.org/fellowships.html

Agenda:
12:00 Fellowship Information
12:15 Alumni talk / Q&A
12:30 Light Lunch / Networking

The event is free of charge.
For RSVP or inquiries about the event, please contact us at:
fellowships@jspsusa-sf.org

For more information about JSPS, please visit our website.
http://www.jspsusa-sf.org/

We look forward to seeing you there!

JSPS Fellowships Session 3.1

この度、JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、より多くの研究者に日本での研究の機会を知っていただけるよう、上記のとおり事業説明会を行ないます。
当日はフェローシップの説明のほか、JSPSフェローシップを経験された外国人研究者による体験談を予定しており、軽食も準備します。

多くの方のお越しをお待ちしております。

Research in Japan (Feb 8) 事業説明会を開催しました

With the generous support of UC Davis Office of Global Affairs, over 30 researchers gathered at the conference room, UC Davis International Center to learn about fully-funded fellowships to Japan and make inter-departmental connections.

The session drew a variety of researchers at different career stages from different fields, including graduate students, postdocs and professors in economics, biology, computer science, anthropology, and mathmatics, among others.

JSPS would like to thank JSPS fellowship alumni and UC Davis Assistant Professor Christoph Lossin, Department of Neurology, and UC Davis Professor John Bolander, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, for sharing their experiences researching in Japan. Their talk was a highlight of the session, providing valuable insight through their first-hand experiences.

JSPS also thanks Kazuki Takahashi, JSPS Fellow from Japan, UC Davis Department of Animal Science, Assistant Professor Alex Ming Huang, NAIST-UC DAVIS International Collaborative Laboratory for Medical & Bio Informatics, and Satoshi Hattori, Vice President of the Japanese Universities Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA) and Executive Director at Waseda USA, for their participation in the short networking event following the session. Their participation added depth to the discussion as they were able to share viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and make connections that could lead to international and interdisciplinary research collaborations.
JSPS San Francisco thanks all attendees, and will continue to hold regular fellowship information sessions.
Upcoming session: March 1 2017, University of California, San Diego.

JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは2月8日にカリフォルニア大学デービス校で事業説明会を開催し、30名を超える研究者の方々にご参加いただきました。
ご参加、ご協力誠にありがとうございました。

For more information about JSPS Fellowships, please click here.

JSPS日本人研究者研究者交流会 2016年度冬を開催しました

日時: 2017年1月28日(土)午後1時30分~午後19時30分

場所: DAVID BROWER CENTER Tamalpais Room, Gallery

 

JSPS日本人研究者交流会 2016年度冬への多数のご参加、誠にありがとうございました。
 
本交流会は、米国において活躍されている日本人研究者の方々の分野を越えた交流を促進し、必要な情報を得たり友好を深めていくことを通じて、研究活動をより一層充実させていくことを目的に、年に2度開催しております。交流会には現地でPIとして活躍されている研究者、ポスドク、大学教員、企業研究者など総勢83名方にご参加いただきました。

研究紹介ではJSPSの事業で渡米している3名の若手研究者から発表がありました。また、カリフォルニア大学アーバイン校講師(元広島大学大学院理学研究科教授)の田島 文子先生をお招きし、My journey around the worldをテーマにご自身の研究生活についてお話をいただきました。
 
その後のグループディスカッションでは、各グループにテーマを選択いただき、参加者の皆様に幅広く議論いただきました。本交流会は研究分野を超えた意見交換、交流、ネットワークづくりの場として活用され、大変有意義な会となりました。
 
懇親会には今回からの新たな取り組みとして、JSPSの事業を通じて渡日経験のある日本人以外の研究者にも参加いただきました。
次回は、JSPS日本人研究者交流会 2017年度夏を今年の夏にベイエリアで開催予定です。
 
JSPS would also like to thank all of the Japanese researchers and JSPS fellowship alumni who attended the JSPS Researcher Reception 2017.
 
We aim to continue building the joint network of Japanese researchers and JSPS alumni on the west coast and look forward to furthering connections at our next event. We will update our homepage and mailing lists with details when available.

第17回在米大学職員研究会を開催しました

日時: 2017年1月27日(金) 午前10時~午後5時

場所: NextSpace Berkeley(カリフォルニア州)

 

第17回在米大学職員研究会へのご参加、誠にありがとうございました。

本研究会は、研修等で米国大学に派遣されている大学職員のスタッフデベロップメントの一環として、2009年から毎年度開催しているものです。

今回は、新たな取組として、アクティブ・ラーニング形式での研修を行ない、アメリカで研修中の日本の大学職員13名が参加しました。特別講師として米田達郎 氏(カリフォルニア州立大学イーストベイ校教授・福岡工業大学理事長補佐)、千綿文 氏(福岡工業大学カリフォルニア事務所所長)をお招きしたほか、JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターからも、中村有希アドバイザー、清水彩子アドバイザーがファシリテーターとして参加しました。また、JSPSワシントン研究連絡センターの春山浩康アドバイザーにも、特別参加としてお越しいただきました。

参加者同士の自己紹介では、「なぜ大学職員を続けているのか?」各自が大学職員として働くことの魅力だと感じている点を紹介しあいました。その後、参加者は2つのグループに別れ、事前に用意してきた課題を書き出した上でグループごとに発表し合い、午後にはそれぞれの課題について参加者全員で議論を深めました。日米の働き方の違い、人事異動や評価の方法、職員として必要とされる専門知識や学習方法、寄付金集め、また、大学への愛校心を育てるにはどうすればよいのか、など様々な課題について、講師を含めた参加者全員が自由に意見を交換しました。参加者個人が米国大学での研修を通じて個別に得た知識に加えて、ファシリテーターによる新たな視点の提供があり、さまざまな考えを共有することができました。日本各地の大学から、多様なキャリアをもつ職員の皆さまにご参加いただき、所属大学や職位の違いを越えて、リラックスした雰囲気の中、活発な議論が行なわれました。

JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、今後も定期的に大学職員研究会を開催する予定です。

 

【Event】Research in Japan (Feb 8) フェローシップ説明会のご案内

Dear Member of the UC Davis Research Community,

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science funds excellent researchers to conduct collaborative research with hosts in Japan, and is pleased to extend an invitation to learn more about fellowship opportunities at lunch time on Wednesday, February 8.

Fellowships for Research in Japan Information Session
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM
UC Davis International Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room (California Ave & Russell Blvd)

Eligibility:
Last-semester doctoral students, postdocs, faculty members (all fields)**

**Details about fellowship eligibility can be found on our website: http://www.jspsusa-sf.org/fellowships.html

Agenda:
12:00 Fellowships presentation
12:15 Alumni talk/Q&A
12:30 Light lunch/networking

RSVP here by Monday, February 6, 2017

A member of the UC Davis Japanese researcher community will be available to field questions, as well as a representative of the Japanese University Network in the Bay Area (JUNBA). There will be time for networking/business card exchange during lunch.

The event is free of charge.

For more information about JSPS, please visit our website.
http://www.jspsusa-sf.org/

For inquiries about the event, please contact us at:
fellowships@jspsusa-sf.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

JSPS Fellowships Session 2.8

この度、JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、より多くの研究者に日本での研究の機会を知っていただけるよう、
上記のとおり事業説明会を行ないます。
当日はフェローシップの説明のほか、JSPSフェローシップを経験された外国人研究者による体験談を予定しており、軽食も準備します。

また、フェローシップの中には外国人研究者のみならず、米国で10年以上研究を継続されている日本人研究者も対象となるものもありますので、多くの方のお越しをお待ちしております。

Research in Japan (Jan 20) 事業説明会を開催しました

With the generous support of Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program, Stanford researchers gathered at the Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall to learn about fully-funded fellowships to Japan and make inter-departmental connections.

The session drew a variety of researchers at different career stages from different fields, including late-term doctoral students, postdocs and professors in economics, civil and environmental engineering, biology, classics, and genetics, among others.

JSPS would like to thank JSPS fellowship alumni and Stanford Professor Gregory Deierlein, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford Assistant Professor Justin Gardner, Department of Psychology, and Stanford Professor Larry Leifer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, for sharing their experiences researching in Japan. Their talk was a highlight of the session, providing valuable insight through their first-hand experiences.

JSPS also thanks Tomohiro Fujita, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow from Japan, Stanford University Department of Physics, Yukako Komaki, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow from Japan, Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Satoshi Hattori, Vice President of the Japanese Universities Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA) and Executive Director at Waseda USA, for their participation in the short networking event following the session. Their participation added depth to the discussion as they were able to share viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and make connections that could lead to international and interdisciplinary research collaborations.

JSPS San Francisco thanks all attendees, and will continue to hold regular fellowship information sessions.

Upcoming session: February 8 2017, University of California, Davis.

JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは1月20日にスタンフォード大学で事業説明会を開催しました。
ご参加、ご協力誠にありがとうございました。
For more information about JSPS Fellowships, please click here.

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【Event】Research in Japan (Jan 20) フェローシップ説明会のご案内

Dear Member of the Stanford Research Community,

On Friday, January 20 the Japan Program welcomes the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center for an information session regarding JSPS’ fully funded research fellowship opportunities for research in Japan. The information session is open to all Stanford last-semester doctoral students, postdocs, and professors.

Further details regarding the information session can be found below.

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Friday, January 20, 12:00pm-1:00pm
JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan: Information Session for Stanford University Scholars

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers fully funded fellowships to scholars with excellent records of research achievement for the purpose of conducting collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchange with counterparts in Japan. The fellowships are intended to help advance the research activities of the fellows while promoting science and internationalization in Japan. JSPS San Francisco offers this session to Stanford Scholars interested in conducting collaborative research in Japan, in order to provide fellowship information and guidance. All fields of research are welcome.

Agenda
12:00pm Fellowship Programs
12:15pm Alumni Experience and Q&A
12:35pm Networking

Location
Philippines Conference Room
3rd Floor Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94040

Applicant Eligibility
For further details regarding applicant eligibility, please see event website.

RSVP Required
Please RSVP at http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/japan/events/information-session-jsps-japan-research-fellowships

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

この度、JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、より多くの研究者に日本での研究の機会を知っていただけるよう、
上記のとおり事業説明会を行ないます。
当日はフェローシップの説明のほか、JSPSフェローシップを経験された外国人研究者による体験談を予定しており、軽食も準備します。

また、フェローシップの中には外国人研究者のみならず、米国で10年以上研究を継続されている日本人研究者も対象となるものもありますので、多くの方のお越しをお待ちしております。

【開催案内】在米大学職員研究会 (1/27)

JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、在米大学職員研究会を下記のとおり開催します。

この会は、研修等で米国大学に派遣されている大学職員の皆様のスタッフデベロップメントの一環として、2009年から毎年度開催している研修プログラムです。当センターが所在するカリフォルニア州は、州のマスタープランに基づき、UC(カリフォルニア大学)、CSU(カリフォルニア州立大学)、CCC(コミュニティカレッジ)という3層にわたる公立高等教育を提供し、その3層をスタンフォード大学を始めとする私立大学が取り巻くという特徴的な高等教育制度で、世界的にも高い研究成果を挙げています。そのような背景を踏まえ、当センターは、Academia Orientedな活動を幅広く展開しており、在米大学職員研究会は大学の国際化を目指した大学職員のスタッフデベロプメントとして実施しています。

奮ってご参加くださいますよう、よろしくお願いします。

 

【日時】 2017年1月27日(金)10:00-16:30

【場所】 JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センター 付近

【会の趣旨と内容】
大学職員としての在り方・考え方や目指すべき方向性について、他の参加者との構造的な対話や米国における事例紹介等を含むワークショップを通じて、各参加者の「気付き」を引き出し、それを共有することで、参加者全体の自らの能力開発に向けた意欲を引き出す場とすることを目的としています。

【参加対象者】
研修等で米国の大学に滞在する大学職員
※大学職員であれば、国公私、日本の大学の所属、職位、米国滞在期間等に関わらず参加可能です。

【ファシリテーター】
(特別講師)
米田 達郎 カリフォルニア州立大学イーストベイ校教授、福岡工業大学理事長補佐
千綿 文   福岡工業大学カリフォルニア事務所所長
(JSPS)
中村 有希 文部科学省大臣官房国際課専門官、
JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターアドバイザー
清水 彩子 文部科学省大臣官房国際課専門官、
カリフォルニア大学総長室(the University of California Office of the President)客員研究員、
JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターアドバイザー

当日は、米田氏による事例紹介のほか、4名がファシリテートするワークショップなどアクティブラーニング型の研修を行う予定です。

【旅費の支援】
米国内の研修先(滞在先)から本会にご参加いただく参加者には、一定額の旅費(航空運賃)を支援いたします。

【お申込み】
以下を明記の上、下記連絡先へメールにてお申込みください。
(しめきり:2017年1月6日)
・参加者氏名、年齢、ご連絡先
・所属する日本の大学名、部署名、役職(派遣直前のもの)
・派遣中の米国の大学名、部署名
・出発地

【その他】
翌日(1/28)午後には、日本人研究者交流会を開催する予定です。JSPSフェローシップ、サバティカル、企業派遣などで米国に滞在中の日本人研究者を主な対象に、研究発表、米国で活躍されている日本人教授を交えたトークセッション、JSPS事業により渡日経験のある米国人研究者を交えた交流会などを行ないます。ご興味があればぜひこちらへも御参加いただければと思います。

【連絡先】
JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センター
中村・橋本
E-mail: webmaster@jspsusa-sf.org