JIRCAS joined the Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2013 in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand, which was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Royal Thai Government during 6 – 21 August 2013. JIRCAS has joined the fair every year since 2007.
On 9 December 2013, Dr. Bas Bouman, Director of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), visited JIRCAS headquarters in Tsukuba. On the same day, JIRCAS hosted an international seminar, titled "Situation of GRiSP and implication to Japan," where Dr. Bouman gave a lecture. Rice researchers from JIRCAS and other related institutes joined the seminar and discussed the activities of GRiSP.
JIRCAS International Symposium 2013 New Direction of Sustainable Technology Development in Asia: Changing Rural Livelihood and Japanese Advantage
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) held International Symposium 2013 at the U Thant Hall, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan on November 20-21, 2013. "New Direction of Sustainable Technology Development in Asia: Changing Rural Livelihood and Japanese Advantage" was the theme of the symposium this year.
On November 20, 2013, the commendation ceremony of the 2013 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers was held at the U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.The ceremony was well attended by many participants, including members of the selection committee.