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Call for applications: Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2024 co-hosted by OIST - 3min pitch competition for young researchers

Monday, May 20, 2024 (All day) to Sunday, June 30, 2024 (All day)
Online event

The Falling Walls Lab is an interdisciplinary format to showcase the next generation of top researchers developed and hosted annually by the Falling Walls Foundation in Berlin in November. In 3–minute talks, outstanding talents and innovative thinkers share their research projects, business models and social initiatives with an interdisciplinary audience and jury. Academic institutions worldwide are invited to host their own Falling Walls Lab and to send their winner/s to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

Culture

A City that was stunning - Edo before it became Tokyo. The Tokugawa shoguns' capital 1603-1868

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:30
OIST Center Bldg C209

Before the year 1590 nobody could have guessed that the remote fort and settlement of Edo on the Eastern Kanto plain would, a little over 100 years later, be the world´s largest city with 1.3 million inhabitants. Samurai lord Tokugawa Ieyasu chose Edo as his new capital, and 15 generations of Tokugawa ruled Japan as shogun from Edo Castle. Edo was populated by samurai and townspeople who developed a distinct culture of their own – kabuki, sushi and ukiyoe prints were all part of their lifestyle. Edo also was the first 100% sustainable city in early modern history – nothing was thrown away for good, everything found a place in recycling. Slowly much of what we experience as “typically Japanese” developed in this storied megacity.

Culture

Learn About Okinawa History: Irei no hi (Okinawa Memorial Day) 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 15:00 to 17:00
OIST Auditorium

June 23 is Okinawa Memorial Day. To mark the occasion, a special lecture on Okinawa's history and war will be held on June 12 (Wed) 15:00-17:00 in the OIST Auditorium.

Outreach

Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2024 co-hosted by OIST

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 15:00
Online event

The Falling Walls Lab is an interdisciplinary format to showcase the next generation of top researchers developed and hosted annually by the Falling Walls Foundation in Berlin in November. In 3–minute talks, outstanding talents and innovative thinkers share their research projects, business models and social initiatives with an interdisciplinary audience and jury. Academic institutions worldwide are invited to host their own Falling Walls Lab and to send their winner/s to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

Outreach

SHIMA 2024

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - 14:00 to Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 20:00
OIST Main Campus and Seaside House

SHIMA is an annual science educational outreach program to educate high school students in Okinawa on the sustainability of island ecosystems and cultures.