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JIRCAS Report - Japan

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.

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.

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.

JIRCAS Researcher Receives “Technology Award” from the Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology


The Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology (formerly Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology) presented the 2020 Technology Award to JIRCAS Researcher HOSHIKAWA Ken (Biological Resources and Post-harvest Division), Professor MIURA Kenji (University of Tsukuba) and Professor EZURA Hiroshi (Tsukuba-Plant Innovation Research Center, University of Tsukuba).


Plant Phenotyping x Engineering Ideathon at JIRCAS


The “Plant Phenotyping x Engineering Ideathon” meeting was held at JIRCAS on Aug 26-27, 2019 in collaboration with the Japan Plant Phenotyping Network (JPPN) and supported by Agri-Air Co., Ltd.

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Registration of Erianthus varieties for biofuel in Japan


Two Erianthus varieties jointly developed by JIRCAS and the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), namely, JES1 (No. 27533) and JEC1 (No. 27534), and which are suitable for production of biomass fuels, have been registered.

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TARF Open House Day 2019


The TARF Open House Day was held on June 30, 2019 featuring events and exhibitions that showcase the research activities including international collaborations that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The 47th TARF Public Lecture on Organic Agriculture for Reduction of Global Warming and Maintenance of Crop Productivity


The 47th TARF Public Lecture with the theme “Organic Agriculture for Reduction of Global Warming and Maintenance of Crop Productivity” was held at Ishigaki City, Okinawa Pref. on February 28, 2019.


Science Q at Katsuragi Elementary School


In conjunction with the Science Q program of Tsukuba Science City, Dr. Kouki Maeda, Senior Researcher of the Crop Livestock and Environment Division gave an on-site lesson to Grade 6 pupils of Katsuragi Elementary School on January 31, 2019.


State Minister Miyakoshi visits TARF


The Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Mr. Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) on December 16, 2018.