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International Activities

As the representative organization of Japanese scientist community, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) is carrying out several international activities in cooperation with other national academies and international academic organizations.

International Conferences and Symposia

SCJ has held several international conferences and symposia including annual "International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability" and has issued recommendations relating to the role of scientists. SCJ has also co-hosted international conferences in Japan organized by academic associations.

Open Symposium『Japan-Israel Coral Reef Workshop』(November 30-December 1, 2016)

Program (PDF) Time Table (PDF)

The Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience(14th - 16th January, 2015)

The Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience was held under the theme of " Towards a new science and technology to consolidate disaster risk reduction and sustainable development "conference website

International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability 2014 (July 18, 2014)

The International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held under the theme of " Transdisciplinarity for Global Sustainability: Strategies for Research and Capacity Building."more

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International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability 2013 was held (October 9-10, 2013)

The International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held under the theme of "Colossal Multiple Disaster (Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Plant Accident) - Repercussions, Countermeasures, and Future Policy Choices." more

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IAC/SCJ International Conference on the Impact of the Nuclear Plant Accident was held. (October 10, 2012)

InterAcademy Council (IAC) and Science Council of Japan (SCJ) collaboratively held their International Conference on the impact of Nuclear Plant Accident with the delegates and representatives from the IAC Member countries, honorable guest scientists and experts within the public audience. more

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Academy Presidents' Meeting

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum holds an annual meeting every autumn in Kyoto with the participation of global leaders in science and technology, policy, business and media. Taking the opportunities of the annual meetings, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) holds the Academy Presidents' Meeting with presidents and representatives of national academies and international academic organizations.more

International Conferences Co-hosted by SCJ and Academic Associations in Japan

SCJ has co-hosted international conferences in Japan organized by academic associations. These conferences make a vital contribution to finding solutions to various scientific problems. In this way, SCJ is contributing to the development of academic research and to the promotion of exchanges between researchers. Based on Cabinet approval, these international conferences have been held jointly with SCJ, some of which have also been honored by the attendance of members of the Japanese Imperial Family. more

G-Science Academies' Joint Statements

Since 2005, the national science academies of G8 and other relevant countries have met annually to develop policy recommendations to be delivered to the leaders of each country. The policy recommendations are finalized by the academies after the meeting and submitted to national leaders in the form of joint statements ahead of the G8/G7 Summit. In Japan, the joint statements are delivered by the SCJ president in person to the prime minister every year.

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Contributions to International Academic Organizations

Representing the Japanese scientific community since 1949, SCJ is affiliated with major international academic organizations, including ICSU (International Council for Science), IAP (the global network of science academies) and IAC (InterAcademy Council). In order to respond to the activities of these international academic organizations, SCJ has established various subcommittees under the Committee for International Affairs and/or the Committees Based on Fields of Specialties. International Academic Organizations

As part of its efforts to facilitate scientific development, SCJ also sends delegates to international conferences and events hosted by these organizations with an eye to building stronger bonds with academic societies across the globe and promoting international exchanges about scientific research.

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Science Council of Asia

SCJ also supports the Science Council of Asia (SCA), an international scientific organization founded in 2000 by Asian science academies. SCA Secretariat is established at SCJ. SCA aims to promote scientific exchange among Asian nations as well as joint research and collaboration across a wide range of scientific fields in Asia, as it fosters mutual understanding and trust among scientists across Asia. SCA website

Exchanges with Academies Overseas

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Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan and the China Association of Science and Technology

For the purpose of promoting cooperation between the two organizations, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and the China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) was held at CAST in Beijing, China on September 7th, 2015. Prof. Takashi Onishi, President of SCJ and Prof. Han Qide, President of CAST signed the memorandum on behalf of each organization.

Open Symposium『Japanese-French Symposium on Smart Cities』(September 15 - 16, 2015)

Program(PDF)

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Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology

For the purpose of promoting the scientific cooperation between the two organizations, signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan(SCJ) and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology(KAST) was held at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea on November 13th, 2014. Prof. Takashi Onishi, President of SCJ and Prof. Sung Hyun Park, President of KAST signed the memorandum on behalf of each organization.

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Science Council of Japan and the Korean Institute of Public Administration concluded the Agreement on Joint Conferences for Scientific Cooperation (July 10th, 2014)

On July 10th, 2014, in the SCJ President's room, Prof. Takashi Onishi, SCJ President and Dr. Eun Jae Lee, the KIPA President concluded the Agreement on Joint Conferences for Scientific Cooperation which aims to promote scientific exchange between SCJ and the KIPA.

France-Japan Symposium on Advanced Materials for Energy Future Towards reliable, durable and safe materials for energy production and storage(June 30 - July 1, 2014)

Co-hosted by Science Council of Japan (SCJ), Ambassade de France a Tokyo, and Academie des Sciences, Institut de France Conference Poster (PDF)

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Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

For the purpose of promoting the scientific cooperation between the two organizations, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities was held at Science Council of Japan on October 10, 2013. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan and Professor Ruth Arnon, President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities signed the memorandum on behalf of each organization.

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Bulgaria-Japan Research Collaboration for Sustainable Development

On March 19, 2013, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) collaboratively held their Bilateral Conference “Bulgaria-Japan Research Collaboration for Sustainable Development” with the delegates from BAS, Japanese and Bulgarian researchers, engineers and specialists of Japanese industries and related organizations, and SCJ council members, with honorable guests from the Bulgarian Embassy in Japan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Programme (PDF)
Participants List (PDF)
Highlights (PDF)

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Agreement of Cooperation between Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)

For the purpose of promoting the scientific cooperation between the two organizations, the signing ceremony of the Agreement of Cooperation between Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) was held at BAS in Sofia, Bulgaria on 30 March 2012. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of SCJ and Prof. Nikola Sabotinov, President of BAS signed the agreement on behalf of each organization.

On 29 March 2012, Professor Takashi Onishi, President of SCJ and Dr. Fumiko Kasuga, Vice-President of SCA made a courtesy visit to H. E. Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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Mutual Friendship Agreement between Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS)

For the purpose of promoting the scientific friendship between the two academies, signing ceremony of Mutual Friendship Agreement between Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) was held at the office of SCJ President on 16 September 2009. Professor Ichiro Kanazawa, President of SCJ and Prof. Dr. Mohamed Shamsher Ali, President of BAS signed the agreement on behalf of each organization.

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