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Second edition of the Yugen photo contest (Japan)

The second edition of the scientific photo contest organized by the Science and Technology department of the Embassy of France in Japan is now open!
Submit your picture from a French-Japanese scientific cooperation before 14 August and try to win a round-trip ticket between the two countries
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IFRJ-MFJ (Japan): The Future of Liberalism

Gilles CAMPAGNOLO and Adrienne SALA, researchers at the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison Franco-Japonaise (IFRJ-MFJ), organize a 3 day symposium on “The Future of Liberalism. Japan, France and Germany in Global Context“, with a keynote speech by Thomas PIKETTY (EHESS).

Date: 7-8-9 June 2022 (in English)

Registration on IFRJ-MFJ website

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JST ERATO Project: Robotic Sixth Finger (Japan)

Ganesh GOWRISHANKAR from LIRMM (Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier, joint research unit between CNRS and University of Montpellier) and Japanese colleagues from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo are working on a JST ERATO project about a robotic sixth finger!

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Opening of the call for PHC Sakura 2023 (Japan)

The Partenariat Hubert Curien (PHC) Sakura program is designed to enhance scientific exchanges of excellence between French and Japanese laboratories. The selected projects will receive 6000 euros (French team) and 1 million yen (Japanese team) for mobility.

Deadline: 6 September 2022

More information on Campus France website

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Nanocar Race

The 2nd Nanocar Race took place on 24-25 March 2022 in Toulouse! Two teams involving Japan participated: the Japanese NIMS-MANA and the French-Japanese CEMES/NAIST.

NIMS MANA finished first ex-aequo with the Sweden-Spain team Nanohispa!

Now that the race is over, you can:

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The SMOLAB International Research Project, a scientific collaborative project on MOFs between IRCELYON, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, iCeMS and Kyoto University just published a promotional video about their activities.

The INC (Institute of Chemistry) of CNRS also issued a press release about one of their latest publications on MOPs (Metal-Organic Polyhedra).

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EIG CONCERT-Japan: Announcement of Selected Projects for the 8th Joint Call

A total of 6 projects were selected for the EIG CONCERT-Japan 8th Call for Projects in the field of “Sustainable Hydrogen Technology as Affordable and Clean Energy”. Two of these projects include CNRS PIs.

Learn more about the selected projects on the EIG CONCERT-Japan website.

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Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize

Congratulations to Agnès Ducharne (CNRS/Sorbonne Université, UMR METIS) and Lo Min-hui (National Taiwan University) who were awarded 2021 Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize on 24 November 2021 for their joint project on groundwater and its relationship with climate change and terrestrial ecology!

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« Représentation du risque et esthétique du désastre au Japon »

Intervention de @GauleneMathieu (@ccj_ehess @MITATELab) dans le 11e colloque DCN « La perception du risque : dialogue entre 🇫🇷et 🇯🇵»

📅 1er & 2 juillet
📍Université de Nîmes


#Conference | The 🇫🇷 Research Institute on 🇯🇵 (IFRJ-MFJ) @MFJTokyoBF is organizing a conference on BUILDING MATERIALS AS ESSENTIAL RESOURCES FOR POLITICAL REGIMES

Date: Wed. 13 July (in 🇫🇷🇯🇵 with simultaneous interpretation)

More info and registration:

@mtropics_czo was at #JFFoS2022 in Kyoto ! With climate, hydrology, and water quality long-term monitoring data including E. coli 🦠
@GET_Toulouse @iEESParis @ObsMip @ird_fr @INSU_CNRS @UT3PaulSabatier @CNRSinJapan @CNRS @jsps_sns

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