On the 20 and 21 September 2010, JISTEC supported and co-hosted the “2010 Japan-China Female Scientist Beijing Symposium: Women in Science and Technology and Proposals for 21st Century Society”
This symposium was first held in Beijing in 1992 to commemorate 20 years since the restoration of diplomatic relations between Japan and China, and acts as a bridge between female scientists in the two countries. Although the second symposium in 1998 was held in Guangzhao, this third symposium saw a return to the original hosting venue at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, and was attended by a delegation of more than 30 Japanese scientists.
The symposium was held with the intention of deepening the understanding between Japan and China through facilitating exchanges between female scientists of both countries, as well as formulating proposals for the improvement of the research environment and the cultivation of future generations of young scientists. In addition to key note speeches from both sides, four working sessions were held in the areas of Environment and Energy, Informatics, Life Science, and Economy and Society, with discussions and research exchange occurring over the whole two-day symposium.
* Organizers: Japan-China Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
JISTEC provided support using a grant from the Ashida Fund)