"Publish and Prosper": European Research "Day and Night", 17:00-19:00 JST, 7-8-9th December 2020

Date: 7-8-9th December 2020, 17:00-19:00 JST
Venue:
ZOOM Meeting, Tokyo

The European Research Day and Night(s) are annual flagship events of EURAXESS Japan. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the distinct lectures are now organized as part of a three-evening outreach.

The programme not only includes researchers who present about their recently published (book and journal) research achievements in the social, human and natural sciences but also associations who provide information about the research scene both in Japan and Europe.

PROGRAMME DAY 1: 7th December 2020

Time

Section

Speaker

17:00-17:05

Welcome Remarks

Judit Erika Magyar

Country Representative, EURAXESS Japan

17:05-17:10

Keynote Speech

 

Lothar Mennicken

“Research in Japan and Germany”

Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan

17:10-18:25

Researcher Presentations

PANEL I.:

Bettina Gramlich-Oka

"Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan”

Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Graduate School of Global Studies, Sophia University

 

Sven Saaler

“Men in Metal: A Topography of Public Bronze Statuary in Modern Japan”

Professor, Modern Japanese History

Director, Graduate Program in Global Studies, Sophia University

 

Torsten Weber

“Tokyo’s 1940 ‘Phantom Olympics’ in Public Memory”

Principal Researcher, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ Tokyo)

 

PANEL II.:

Beate Heissig

“Unraveling the Secrets of Proteases in Medicine: Maybe You Can Help!?”

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University

 

Ulrike Münzner

“Identifying Long Attractors in Boolean Networks Using A Priori Information”

Project-specific Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Cell Systems, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University

 

Tatsuya Akutsu

Professor, Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University

 

Jonas K.H. Fischer

“Multiferroics for Energy-efficient Data Storage”

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Tohoku University

18:25-18:55

General Q&A

 

18:55-19:00

Closing Remarks

Heinrich Menkhaus

Chairman of the JSPS Club

Chair for German Law, Faculty and Graduate School of Law; Meiji University

 

PROGRAMME DAY 2: 8th December 2020

Time

Section

Speaker

17:00-17:05

Welcome Remarks

Sarah Cosentino

President, Association of Italian Researchers in Japan (AIRJ)

Associate Professor, Waseda University

17:05-17:15

Keynote Speech

Masahiko Yoshii

“Supporting Research Excellence”

Vice President in Charge of International Exchange, Kobe University

17::15-17:25

Special Session

Kaoru Kawarai, Yoshiaki Yoshino, Ryota Ohmori

“Market Overview and Distribution Process in Japanese Publishing”

Research Division, Japan Book Publishers Association

17:25-18:35

Researcher Presentations

PANEL I.:

Christopher W. A. Szpilman

"Publishing in English and Japanese: a European Historian's Perspective"

Lecturer, Nagoya Metropolitan University

 

Oleg Benesch

“Japan's Castles: Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace”

Reader in History, University of York

 

Ran Zwigenberg

Associate Professor, Asian Studies and Jewish Studies, Pennsylvania State University

 

PANEL II.:

Hirobumi Saito

“Development of Small Radar Satellite for Frequent Earth Monitoring”

Visiting Professor, Waseda University

Professor Emeritus, Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency; Senior Adviser, Synspective

 

Kentaro K. Shimizu

Toward Robustness Against Climate Changes: International Wheat 10+ Genome Project and the Analysis of a Japanese Cultivar Norin 61

Visiting Professor, Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University

Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich

 

Kazuhiro Sato

“The Barley Pan-genome”

Professor, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University

 

Norbert Kavasi

“Accurate and Precise Determination of 90Sr Using Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry”

Senior Researcher, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology

 

Jan Brezina

“Globally Bounded Trajectories for the Barotropic Navier–Stokes System with General Boundary Conditions”

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University

18:35-18:55

General Q&A

 

18:55-19:00

Closing Remarks

Raquel Simancas

President, The Association of Spanish Researchers in Japan (ACE Japon)

Project Researcher, University of Tokyo

 

PROGRAMME DAY 3: 9th December 2020

Time

Section

Speaker

17:00-17:05

Welcome Remarks

Thomas Silverston

Sciencescope, The French Students and Researchers Organization in Japan

Associate Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology

17:05-17:10

Opening Remarks

Osamu Kobayashi

Director, Department of International Affairs, Japan Science and Technology Agency

17:10-17:20

Keynote Speech

 

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

“The ERC Provides Opportunities for Researchers"

President ad interim, European Research Council

17:20-18:35

Researcher Presentations

PANEL I.:

Peter Stano

“Quantum Computer Hardware Based on Semiconductors”

Senior Scientist, Quantum System Theory Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

 

Arno Germond

“Stem Cell Reprogramming and Differentiation Assessment by Label-free Spectroscopy and AI”

Research Scientist, RIKEN

 

Guillaume Lopez

“Future of Sportech with Generic Wearables”

Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

 

PANEL II.:

Barbara Holthus

“Japan Trough the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics: an Open Access Book"

Deputy Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ Tokyo)

 

Nora Kottmann

“Doing Research on/in Japan: Methods and Methodologies”

Senior Research Fellow, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ Tokyo)

 

Cécile Asanuma-Brice

“Fukushima's 10 Years After. For a Sociology of Nuclear Hazard”

CNRS Researcher, Center of Research on Japan/EHESS; Maison Franco-Japonaise

18:35-18:55

General Q&A

 

18:55-19:00

Closing Remarks

Philippe de Taxis du Poët

Managing Director, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

Minister Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Japan

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