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Support for the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science
(Sakura Science Plan)

  We support the “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (Sakura Science Plan)” which is promoted by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

  Asia is in a period of dramatic progress where promotion of science and technology will provide a bright future in this region. Thus, it is vitally important for the future of Asia and Japan to enhance the exchange of youths who will play a crucial role in the field of science and technology in the future.

  The Sakura Science Plan is a program that invites a broad range of youths from Asia such as students from senior high school, university, graduate school, and post-doctors for short-term visits to Japan to enhance relationships with Japanese youth in the field of science and technology.

  We have high hopes for this program and are confident that it will produce a huge asset in the future of Asia and Japan.

  We encourage and urge the youth from Asia and Japan as well all related institutions and agencies to actively participate in the Sakura Science Plan.

Academics, etc.

Leo Esaki
President, Yokohama College of Pharmacy; 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics
Susumu Tonegawa
Director, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology; Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 1987 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Hideki Shirakawa
Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba; 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Ryoji Noyori
Director, Science Museum,Tokyo; 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Koichi Tanaka
Senior Fellow, Shimadzu Corporation; 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Makoto Kobayashi
Honorary Professor Emeritus, KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization); 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics
Toshihide Maskawa
Director, Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe; 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics
Osamu Shimomura
Professor Emeritus, Boston University; 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Akira Suzuki
Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University; 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Ei-ichi Negishi
Distinguished Professor, Purdue University; 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Shinya Yamanaka
Professor, Kyoto University; 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Isamu Akasaki
Professor, Meijo University; 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
Hiroshi Amano
Professor, Nagoya University; 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
Shuji Nakamura
Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
Satoshi Omura
Professor Emeritus,Kitasato University;2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Takaaki Kajita
Director,Institute for Cosmic Ray Research University of Tokyo;2015Nobel Prize in Physics
Reiko Kuroda
Professor, Tokyo University of Science; former Vice President of ICSU
Sadayuki Sakakibara
Chairman, KEIDANREN(Japan Business Federation)
Mamoru Mohri
Director, Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation); Astronaut
Akito Arima
Dean of the Musashi Academy of the Nezu Foundation; Director, China Research and Communication Center, JST; Former Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture; former Director General of the Science and Technology Agency

Support for the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (Sakura Science Plan)