2020年度 JIRCASの動き

JIRCAS Research Collaborator and University of Nigeria Professor Receives Foreign Minister’s Commendation

ProfessorJames Chukwuma Ogbonna (former Deputy Vice-Chancellor) of the Department of Microbiology, University of Nigeria and a JIRCAS research collaborator was one of the recipients of the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2020 as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Release of JIRCAS 50th Anniversary International Symposium 2020 Video

The video featuring each session of the JIRCAS 50th Anniversary International Symposium “The role of international collaboration in agricultural research to address challenges in the post-COVID-19 global food system” is now available at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_qmyirYdYordCpUoOqk8QGXDAaCBsxS

Saitama Prefectural Kumagaya High School Students Visit JIRCAS

A group of 40 first year senior high school students and 2 teachers from Saitama Prefectural Kumagaya High School visited JIRCAS on November 27, 2020 as part of the Super Science High School (SSH) out-of-school learning program. As a safety measure, the students were divided into two groups for introduction of JIRCAS research initiatives (indoor) and introduction of rice samples at the Hachimandai Experimental Field (outdoor).

JIRCAS Asia Biomass Project Exhibit at the Agro Innovation 2020

The research activities and achievements of the JIRCAS Asia Biomass Project were exhibited at the Agro Innovation 2020 (Organizer: Japan Management Association) held at the Tokyo Big Sight Aomi Exhibition Hall from November 11th (Wed) to 13th (Fri), 2020. The event was a specialized exhibition for cutting-edge technologies and products related to the entire value chain of the Japanese agricultural industry. Countermeasures against the new coronavirus infection such as temperature measurement, wearing a mask and disinfecting were thoroughly implemented at the exhibition hall.

Tochigi Prefectural High School Students Visit JIRCAS

A group of 40 first year senior high school students and 2 teachers from Tochigi Prefectural High School visited JIRCAS through the "Tsukuba Science Tour" on November 11, 2020. As a safety measure, the students were divided into two groups for introduction of JIRCAS research initiatives (indoor) and introduction of rice samples at the Hachimandai Experimental Field (outdoor).

JIRCAS Senior Researchers Fujita and Maruyama are Highly Cited Researchers for 7 Consecutive Years

Dr. FUJITA Yasunari and Dr. MARUYAMA Kyonoshin, Senior Researchers in the Biological Resources and Post-harvest Division, were named Highly Cited Researchers for 2020 in the Plant and Animal Science category, marking 7 consecutive years of being included in the annual list of the Clarivate Analytics.

Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Visits JIRCAS HQ

The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Japan, H.E. Mr. Ilidio Ximenes da Costa, paid a courtesy visit to the JIRCAS Headquarters in Tsukuba on November 19, 2020.

Senior Researcher Tsujimoto Receives the Young Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Researcher Award

Dr. TSUJIMOTO Yasuhiro, Senior Researcher in the Crop, Livestock and Environment Division received the 16th Young Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Researcher Award from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) for his achievement in the development of efficient rice production technology in a nutrient-deficient environment in Africa.

JIRCAS 50th Anniversary International Symposium 2020 Report

The JIRCAS 50th Anniversary International Symposium 2020 featuring the theme, "The role of international collaboration in agricultural research to address challenges in the post-COVID-19 global food system" was successfully held online on November 10, 2020.

Gunma Prefectural Maebashi High School Students Visit JIRCAS

A group of 24 high school students and one teacher from Gunma Prefectural Maebashi High School visited JIRCAS on October 28, 2020 through the "Tsukuba Science Tour" program. For safety and precautionary measures, wearing mask and maintaining social distancing were observed during the visit.

Researcher Maeno receives 2020 Chinguitt Prize for Science and Technology

JIRCAS Researcher, Dr. MAENO Kotaro (Crop, Livestock and Environment Division) received the "2020 Chinguitt Prize for Science and Technology" from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

KEPCO Adopts the Shrimp Production System Developed by the Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration that Includes JIRCAS

Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO) has adopted the Indoor Shrimp Production System (ISPS), a land-based aquaculture method for production and processing of whiteleg shrimp, developed by the industry-academia-government collaboration that includes JIRCAS, IMT Engineering Inc. etc.

Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Visits TARF

The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Japan, His Excellency Mr.Ilidio Ximenes da Costa, visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) of JIRCAS on October 22, 2020.

Application Procedure for Senior Researcher

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is now accepting applications for employment of a researcher.

Kosakai Junior High School Students Visit JIRCAS

A group of 28 third-year students and 3 teachers from Kosakai Junior High School in Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture visited JIRCAS on October 5, 2020 through the Tsukuba Science Tour program to learn about the research sites and research activities of JIRCAS.