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The CNRS Tokyo Office publishes every year an English-language brochure about the scientific cooperation between CNRS and Japan.

Cover of the CNRS in Japan booklet (2021 edition)


In this document, you will find:

  • an overall introduction of CNRS and its international cooperation tools
  • a presentation of CNRS Office for North-East Asia
  • an overview of CNRS institutional partners in Japan, as well as key figures on CNRS cooperation with Japan
  • an outline of International Research Networks (IRN) and International Research Projects (IRP) between CNRS and Japan
  • a thorough presentation of International Research Laboratories (IRL) between CNRS in Japan
  • an overview of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)’s and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)’s programs supported by CNRS
  • an outline of the CNRS strategic partnership (“International Research Center”) with the University of Tokyo
  • a map of CNRS structured cooperations in Japan, “CNRS in Japan at a glance”


The CNRS Tokyo Office regularly publishes a French-language news bulletin on the CNRS activities and scientific news in North-East Asia (Japan, Taiwan, South Korea).

BULLETIN No. 14 (MARCH 2023)

In this issue, you will find:

  • An overview of the new CNRS collaborations in North-East Asia in 2023.
  • A special feature on CNRS cooperation in North-East Asia in the field of mathematics, including the planned creation of a new laboratory with the University of Tokyo and a new IRN with the RIMS of Kyoto University
  • Articles about CNRS structured cooperation in North-East Asia: Lionel Buchaillot’s (INSIS) and Thierry Dauxois’s (INP) trips to Japan, announcement of the laureates of the CNRS – University of Tokyo PhD Joint Program… and as always, an update on the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea between December 2022 and February 2023, with in particular an update on the reopening of the borders in the region.