Science communication and outreach, especially to global audiences in English, is taking off in Japan. Japan Scicom Forum brings together communicators, writers, scientists, journalists and select experts from abroad to inspire and boost the cohesion of scicomm in Japan, learn new skills and inform the community with best practices. Keynote talks will reflect on research-media interactions from the perspectives of both scientists and press professionals. Workshops will provide hands-on training to support communicators and scientists working in Japan as they engage in global outreach. Open discussion and networking opportunities are spread over the program. Registration is free and the event will be in English.
This year, OIST is honored to host virtually this event.
Please address inquiries to the President's Office.
Edelman Japan President and CEO Meghan Barstow presents highlights from Edelman’s Trust Barometer 2022 research highlighting Japan and contrasting it with the rest of the world.
NOTE: This session will be delivered in English and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Japanese.
Colonial scientific practices are embedded in current scientific research, policy, education, and outreach. It is therefore necessary to acknowledge and undo colonial structures and processes and change practices and mindsets within science and scientific communities. A keynote presentation and subsequent panel will address colonial scientific practices, the negative scientific developments that are caused by them, and how to move towards an inclusive science system, globally.
Along with OIST president Peter Gruss and assistant professor Paola Laurino, this session will engage participants and viewers in career questions and answers such as: “At the start of my career, am I better off seeking collaborations, avoiding them in the name of independence, or placing myself somewhere on a continuum between the two?”
What is a “good” company, and how can it create the highest possible value for itself and each of its stakeholders?
NOTE: This session will be delivered in English and Japan via simultaneous interpretation.
Within the context of Japan, but also balanced against a global view, Dr. Gruss and The Japan Times reporter Tomoko Otake will discuss the importance of investing in research excellence for the benefit of humanity.