Japan's new Science, Technology, and Innovation Basic Plan - Opportunities for German Research

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DWIH Tokyo’s new webtalk series provides up-to-date information on research and innovation trends in Germany and Japan. Our first Coffee Talk is dedicated to the Japanese government’s new Basic Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation, which is scheduled to take effect in April 2021.

Moderator Axel Karpenstein (DWIH Tokyo) is in conversation with Fumikazu Sato (Japanese Cabinet Office) and Dr. Lothar Mennicken (German Embassy Tokyo). Together they explore the goals of the new Basic Plan, the course it sets for the Japanese research landscape, and the potential it brings for joint German-Japanese research projects.

Date: Tuesday, Mach 9, 2021

Time: 17:00-18:00 (JST) / 09:00-10:00 (CET)

Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Recording (English): https://youtu.be/sNZUOQe3smQ

Recording (Japanese): https://youtu.be/UIJ5_7MXKzc

Podcast (English): Anchor / Apple Podcast / Spotify / Google Podcasts

Event Information

March 9, 2021, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organizer(s): German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)


Fumikazu Sato

Councillor for Innovation Promotion / Deputy Director General for Science, Technology and Innovation Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Presentation slidesCV


Dr. Lothar Mennicken

Counsellor for Science and Technology, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Tokyo




Axel Karpenstein

Program Manager, German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)



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