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SA and Japan celebrate 10 years of science and technology cooperation

Ambassador of Japan, Yutaka Yoshizawa, hosted a reception at his official residence to celebrate 10 years of  science and technology cooperation between Japan and South Africa on 29 July 2014.

This relationship has seen over R85 million invested in about 50 joint research and development projects in the areas of life sciences, climate change, astronomy and space science, and human capital development, among others.

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Since signing a Science and Technology cooperation agreement in 2003, Japan and South Africa have done much to nurture and strengthen this relationship. There have been many high level visits over the years between the two countries of political leaders, officials and scientists.

The National Research Foundation is the agency responsible for promoting this collaboration on behalf of South Africa's Department of Science and Technology (DST), while the Japan Science and Technology Agency and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science manage the partnership on behalf of Japan.

Some of the cooperation programmes are:
JST-NRF - The "Life Sciences" research theme has seen 10 joint projects funded since 2008.
JSPS-NRF - In support of scientific advancement, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the NRF have jointly funded 29 projects.
JICA-JST - In August 2010 a five year joint research project on observational studies in South African mines to mitigate seismic risks was adopted under SATREP.
Cooperation between universities - In 2013, the Tshwane University of Technologyand Nagaoka University of Technology signed an MOU that will promote student exchanges.

Speaking at the reception Science and Technology Deputy Minister Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi said, "South Africa and Japan have made significant strides in intensifying support for basic fundamental and applied research, development and innovation over the past decade."


Expressing his wish that the cooperation between South Africa and Japan would grow from strength to strength. Ambassador Yoshizawa said, "Given the high-level activities in the science and technology field in both countries, there will be a number of areas for further cooperation between the two countries."

 


 
 
 
 

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