2024: European Focus Day

Topic: European Focus Day 2024
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024, 16 - 19:30 JST
Venue: Europe House in Tokyo, 4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047

The EURAXESS Japan European Research Day is an annual flagship event that welcomes researchers, bureaucrats, embassy personnel, entrepreneurs and the general public who would like to widen their horizon and network outside their own circles. While previous European Research Days introduced researchers in various disciplines and highlighted EU-Japan collaborations, the focus this time is on European countries and research & innovation highlights, Japan-related collaborations and funding opportunities.

The event, which is open to everyone and is free of charge, will feature three main elements: country introductions, funding opportunities, networking.


A key project for Europe is to welcome the next generation of researchers from oversees and forge partnerships with key innovators in leading universities and industries worldwide. The event will be central to:

  • learn about various European countries - not limited to the European Union - and their relations with Japan;
  • celebrate the very best European research and innovation has to offer;
  • find Horizon Europe funding opportunities that spur innovation and trigger investment;
  • networking dinner reception with European citizens living in Japan, including but not limited to the research, business and public administration communities.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.


Time (JST) Sections and Speakers
Judit Erika Magyar, Country Representative, EURAXESS Japan
16:03Opening Remarks
Gijs Berends, First Counsellor, Head of Science, Innovation, Digital and other EU Policies Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan
16:10Fumiko Oda, National Contact Point for Horizon Europe, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation:
“Horizon Europe: Participation from Japan”
16:25Marco Pellegrini, Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo:
“Introduction of the Association of Italian Researchers in Japan”
16:35Professor Dr. jur. Heinrich Menkhaus, Meiji University, Tokyo:
“The German JSPS Alumni Association”
16:45Gilles Mastalski, Researcher, CRCAO, MFJ:
“Sciencescope, the Association for French-speaking Students and Researchers in Japan”
16:55Jose Caaveiro, Full Professor, Kyushu University:
“ACE Japon: 10 years Serving the Spanish Scientific Community in Japan”
17:05Country Introductions
  • Denmark
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Estonia
  • Czechia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
18:00-19:30Networking Dinner Reception

European Focus Day 2024
Tokyo | June 6, 2024

Regional Group Meeting in Northern Germany
Hamburg | June 22, 2024

JSPS Club Chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus is awarded the “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” (旭日小綬章) of the Japanese Government in 2024.

Club member Prof. Dr. Uwe Czarnetzki is awarded the “Plasma Materials Science Hall of Fame Prize” in March of 2024.

Club member Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Fehm is awarded the “Klüh Foundation Award” 2023

Neues vom Club 03/2023