JIRCAS Report 2022
The PR video for the JIRCAS 5th Medium to Long-term Plan (FY2021-2025) are now available. The video is posted on the top page of the official website and on the JIRCAS YouTube channel, and viewers can watch it anytime.
A group of 4 faculty members including Assistant Prof. Farida Damayanti, 2 graduate students and 8 undergraduate students from Indonesia’s Padjadjaran University visited JIRCAS on February 9, 2023.
Dr. MAENO Kotaro, Senior Researcher in the Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, received the 19th (FY2022) Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize at the award ceremony held at the Japan Academy in Tokyo on February 7, 2023.
Counsellor Fabian Tan of the Commercial Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Japan, and three others visited the JIRCAS plant factory at the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) in Ishigaki City.
Project Leader Marcy Wilder Wins Japan Prize of Agricultural Science / Yomiuri Prize of Agricultural Science
Dr. Marcy N. WILDER, Project Leader of the Fisheries Division, has been selected by the Association of Japanese Agricultural Scientific Societies to receive the 2023 Japan Prize of Agricultural Science / Yomiuri Prize of Agricultural Science.
An international meeting to share knowledge on how to balance agricultural production and environmental conservation in tropical islands was held a year ago with participants from the Okinawa Prefectural Government, Ishigaki City Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines. A video presented at the meeting featuring efforts to protect the beautiful nature and precious blessings of the land and sea in Okinawa has been released with English subtitles.
The representatives of SATREPS Bolivia Project on the Bolivian side including Dr. Giovanna Almanza, Professor, Institute of Chemistry, University of San Andrés, Dr. Yonny Rene Flores Segura, Senior Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of San Andrés, Dr. Wilfredo Rojas, Representative of the Andean Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (PROINPA) and others visited JIRCAS on January 30, 2023 to strengthen cooperation.
As part of JIRCAS outreach activities, young researchers presented their research activities at the "SAT Technology Showcase 2023" organized by Science Academy of Tsukuba and held on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and JIRCAS will begin accepting applications for the 17th Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) on January 23, 2023.
Messages from female and male researchers, as well as from administrative and support staff, have been posted to give students and young researchers who are seeking jobs an idea of what it is like to work at JIRCAS.
TARF Holds On-site Review Meeting of the Project Under the Research Program on Development of Innovative Technology
An on-site review meeting to discuss the project on sustainable sugarcane production under the Research program on development of innovative technology was held at the JIRCAS Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) on January 12, 2023.
Ceremony Celebrates Senior Researcher MAENO Kotaro’s 2020 Chinguitt Prize for Science and Technology
A ceremony was held at the Mauritanian National Desert Locust Center (Centre National de Lutte Antiacridienne; CNLA) in Mauritania to celebrate the awarding of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania's Chinguitt Prize for Science and Technology 2020 to Senior Researcher MAENO Kotaro.
A group of 15 second-year students and two teachers from Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu-Kita High School visited JIRCAS on December 19, 2022.
A group of 22 first-year high school students and 2 teachers from Kumamoto Prefectural Uto Junior and Senior High School visited JIRCAS on December 8, 2022 as part of the Super Science High School (SSH) Future Experience Learning Program.
Dr. MAENO Kotaro, Senior Researcher in the Crop, Livestock and Environment and Division, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 19th (FY2022) Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize.