Joint seminar “Academic links between Estonia and Japan – the 20th anniversary of cooperation between ETAG and JSPS” will be held on 18 May in Tallinn

The Estonian Recearch Council (ETAG) together with the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Stockholm office and the Embassy of Japan will organise a joint seminar on 18 May at 10:3016:00 at the premises of Tallinn University to celebrate the 20th anniversary of cooperation.

The aim of the joint seminar is to share the experiences of the grantees, to give an overview of Japan-related cooperation and to introduce the activities of the JSPS Stockholm Office. Prof. Hiromi Komori from Waseda University in Japan is presenting her research done on Estonia.

The event will be held in English and everyone who is interested in research cooperation with Japan is invited to participate. Researchers and doctoral students who wish to apply for a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship in the future are especially welcome.

More information about JSPS postdoctoral fellowship for research in Japan:

Registration for the seminar is closed!


10:30–11:00 Registration and welcome coffee

  • Introduction by Prof. Anu Noorma, Director General of the Estonian Research Council
  • Opening words by H.E Mr Yukihiko Matsumura, Ambassador of Japan to Estonia
  • Presentation about JSPS Stockholm activities (Prof. Kazuyuki Kuroda, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office)
  • Overview of 20 years of cooperation between ETAG and JSPS (Katrin Saar, adviser at ETAG)
  • Overview of Japan-related cooperation (Prof. and Academician Jaak Aaviksoo)
  • Presentation by Prof. Hiromi Komori from Waseda University (Japan) on her research on Estonia
  • Presentation by Prof. Osamu Shimmi from University of Tartu

12:30–13:30  Lunch

  • Presentation by JSPS postdoctoral fellow 2015 (Prof. Erkki Karo, Tallinn University of Technology)
  • Overview of Japan related research at Tallinn University (Dr. Alari Allik, Assoc. Prof. of Japanese Studies at Tallinn University)
  • Overview of Japan related research at University of Tartu (Dr. Elo Süld, Head of University of Tartu Asia Centre)
  • Presentation by JSPS postdoctoral fellow 2019 (Dr. Uku Tooming, University of Tartu)

15:00–16:00 Reception

More information:
Katrin Saar (seminar content), +372 5333 5625
Darja Matt (registration and technical aspects), +372 5692 4211