Japan

Minister Ernkrans deepens relations to Japan

The Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Ms. Matilda Ernkrans, made her first visit to Japan in her role as a Minister during October 5-9. The primary objective was as invited speaker at the Science and Technology in...
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Japan aiming for plastic-free oceans and pushing bio-economy

During the G20 Summit in Osaka this summer, a number of global challenges were addressed, among them the growing amount of plastic debris. During the G20, the “Osaka Blue Ocean Vision” was shared, with its aim to reduce pollution of marine...

Japan identifies 25 candidate Moonshot goals

Earlier this year the Japanese Government announced their new ambitious Moonshot Program to promote disruptive innovations and tackle societal challenges.  The budget is 100 billion JPY over five years, corresponding roughly to USD 1 billion,...

University collaboration towards impact

During two weeks, Swedish university delegations visited Tokyo to discuss and prepare for the continued and deepened Mirai collaboration. Mirai is a strategic university collaboration between 15 prominent Japanese and Swedish universities, focusing...