Past Events

勤労感謝の日 Labor Thanksgiving Day


National holiday

OIST Science Festival 2022

OIST main campus



文化の日 Culture Day


National holiday

Japan Scicom Forum 2022 - Hosted by OIST

ONLINE (Zoom link will be provided for the registrants)

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.

スポーツの日 Sports Day


National holiday

The 35th Board of Governors Meeting

2022-09-29 to 2022-09-30

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

The Trust Landscape in Japan and Implications for SDGs


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.

Decolonizing Science and Moving to Inclusive Science

2022-09-27 to 2022-09-28

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.

“ROZ” Fosters Scientific Careers Through Inclusivity, Interactivity, and Internationalism


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?”

Valuing Value: How any Organization Can Measure Stakeholder Value and “Ethical Capitalism”

2022-09-26 to 2022-09-27

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.