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UK-Japan Webinar: A Multimodal, Translational Approach to Clarify the Role of Microglial Dysfunction in Schizophrenia


9:00 to 11:00 am UK time, Wednesday 17th February, 2021.

This event is hosted by King’s College London and supported by JSPS London. This webinar will be held through zoom and is free to attend.

Outline of Event, Programme and Registration Information 

Event Report 

Posted on 30 January 2021

[JSPS Webinar] COVID-19: the impact on mental health and the fight back using the supercomputer

Time and Date: Thursday 17th December 2020, 10:00-11:00 AM (UK time)
Talks include pioneering research from Professor Makoto Tsubokura based at Kobe University and the RIKEN Centre for Computational Research, on visualising the dispersion of droplets containing viruses using supercomputer simulations. 
Details about the full event programme and how to register attendance (which must be done by 15th December), can be found from the following link:
This zoom webinar is being organised by the JSPS Stockholm center and JSPS Alumni based in Norway and is free to attend. 

Posted on 03 December 2020

International Symposium on Tumour Biology (on-line)


This symposium is being organised by the Nano Life Science Institute of Kanazawa University. 


26th November 2020: 07:40 - 19:30 Japan Time/ 25th November 2020: 22:40 - 10:30 (26th November) UK Time

27th November 2020: 10:00 - 12:05 Japan Time/ 1:00 - 3:05 UK Time

Symposium Website:

Registration Form:

Posted on 18 November 2020

Experience Japan Exhibition 2020 (on-line)


Saturday, 21st November 2020, 9:00 to 12:00 UK Time/ 18:00 to 21:00 Japan time

This year the Experience Japan Exhibition is being organised on-line by Keio University and the British Council. This event will introduce diverse programs and courses offered by more than 20 Japanese universities as well as internships, scholarships and research funding information.

JSPS will be giving a presentation about its funding opportunities during this event from 9:50 to 10:20 UK Time/ 18:50 to 19:20 Japan Time.

Registration in advance is necessary through the on-line Seminar Rooms to join a presentation. There will also be the opportunity to speak to JSPS staff as well as representatives of the Japanese Universities taking part and other funding organisations by registering for a slot for consultation through the University Booths on-line registration section. This event is free to join.

For further information and to register please refer to the links below:

Press Release


Posted on 17 November 2020

UK-Japan workshop on strongly correlated electron systems and 18th Theoretical and Experimental Magnetism Meeting (TEMM)


6th to 7th July 2020, virtual meeting through Zoom.

This meeting is free to attend.

Time: 10:15 to 17:00 UK time (Monday 6th July 2020)

          09:00 to 17:00 UK time (Tuesday 7th July 2020)

This is an international symposium supported by JSPS London on current theoretical and experimental research in magnetism in condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on bringing Japan and UK strongly correlated electron research communities together to foster collaborations.

Event Schedule

Posted on 05 June 2020

PCSEL Workshop 28th May 2020


Time: 07:00 to 10:20 UK time/ 15:00 to 18:20 Japan time

This is an international symposium supported by JSPS London on the topic of Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers (PCSEL) and will take place via Zoom. Speakers will include Professor Susumu Noda from Kyoto University and Professor Richard Hogg from the University of Glasgow.

Draft Schedule 

For further details please contact Dr Richard Taylor:

Posted on 19 May 2020

JSPS London Pre Departure Seminar and Evening Reception


Thursday 17th October 2019, The Magic Circle (by invitation only)

Event Programme  

Event Report 


1 Overview of JSPS and Preparing for your Research Trip

Dr Masataka Ando, Deputy Director, JSPS London

2 JSPS Programmes and after your Fellowship 

Ms Fuki Yokoyama, International Programme Associate, JSPS London 

3 My JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 

Dr Riccardo Maddalena, Cardiff University 

Posted on 31 January 2020

UK-Japan Symposium on Data-Driven Health: Data strategies to predict risk, prevent and manage disease in individuals and populations



Wednesday 26 February 2020

Co-organisers: The Academy of Medical Sciences, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.

This symposium, co-Chaired by Professor Jill Pell FMedSci and Dr Yuko Harayama, will bring together representatives from academia, industry and the healthcare sector in the UK and Japan around the theme of health data.

Throughout the day, speakers will address health data optimisation and resources including biobanks; engaging with patients and delivering care through digital platforms; and the application of health data to support clinicians through AI and machine learning.

This event is a part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20, and aims to promote international scientific exchange and collaboration.

Key Messages Document 

Posted on 09 January 2020

Introduction to data and resources available at Statistics Bureau Japan


We would like to inform you of the following event organised by Dr Ekaterina Hertog of the University of Oxford and funded by the JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme.


"Introduction to data and resources available at Statistics Bureau Japan"

Date and Time: 11:00 t0 18:00, Thursday 9th January 2020.

Venue: LLR Room, Nuffield College, University of Oxford


In two parts this symposium aims to showcase data collected and made available to researchers by the Japanese Statistical Bureau. In the first part two Japanese statisticians: Professor Hiroe Tsubaki (Director-General, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo; former president of the National Statistics Centre, Japan) and Dr Kiyomi Shirakawa (Deputy Director, National Statistics Centre, Japan) will talk about the statistical data collected by Statistics Bureau Japan with a particular focus on the data that can be used by scholars residing outside Japan. These presentations will be followed by Prof Nobuko Nagase (Ochanomizu University) and Mr Minoru Yagishita (Tokyo Metropolitan University) presenting their own research carried out using the data from the Statistics Bureau, Japan


For further details, including a full list of speakers and how to register attendance, please visit the link below:

Event Report 

Posted on 05 December 2019

Experience Japan Exhibition 2019


Date  : Saturday, 23 November 2019

Venue: The Royal Society, Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall

Admission is free of charge. Online registration is recommended but not required.
Pre-register online to receive a special gift on the day.

Event Programme and Registration

The Experience Japan Exhibition seeks to introduce the growing range of study and research opportunities available in Japan.

Several leading Japanese universities will be attending the event to provide information on their exciting programmes, as well as about the various research opportunities, summer courses and other options open to international students. They will also provide information about the variety of scholarships and research funding available to help you take full advantage of these learning opportunities. From joining a cutting-edge research team at a top-tier university to studying Japanese at your own pace in a custom-made language course, Japan has no shortage of options to give you the study abroad experience you’re looking for.

This year’s line-up of seminars will cover the basics about local life, as well as allow you to hear directly from individuals who have lived, studied, and conducted research in Japan. Guest speakers will be delivering presentations that provide insights into the Japanese language, and the experience of being a researcher in Japan. There will also be a special seminar on the ever-popular Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.

The event is hosted by Keio University, co-hosted by the British Council, and supported by JSPS and other funding agencies.

Posted on 12 November 2019