• Ambassador Rimestad on the Norway-Japan relationship

    Ambassador Rimestad on the Norway-Japan relationship

    Erling Rimestad presented his credentials to the Emperor of Japan this September, thus officially beginning his tenure as the Norwegian Ambassador to Japan. We talked to him about his thoughts on the job, the country, and Norwegian efforts in Japan going forward. How can Norwegians benefit from working with Japan? In some countries there is(…)

  • Nobel Prize in Physics to Japanese researchers

    Nobel Prize in Physics to Japanese researchers

    The 2014 Nobel prize for Physics is to be split between Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University and Nagoya University, Japan, Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura of University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. The prize is being awarded “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. Compared(…)

  • The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Norwegian researchers

    The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Norwegian researchers

    The 2014 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine is to be split between University College London’s John O’Keefe, and the Norwegian husband-and-wife team of Edvard and May-Britt Moser. According to the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute press release, the prize was awarded “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. British-American(…)

  • Planning for Japan-Norway Energy Science Week 2015 is underway

    Planning for Japan-Norway Energy Science Week 2015 is underway

    The organizers, together with Japanese partners, are now inviting input on how to develop the program of the Japan-Norway Energy Science Week, scheduled to take place in Tokyo 26th-29th May, 2015. The Energy Science Week is building on the science weeks of the two preceding years, the last one in 2014 focusing on the marine/seafood area. Japan(…)

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Innovation Norway Tokyo traineeship on hiatus

Innovation Norway Tokyo traineeship on hiatus

We regret to announce that Innovation Norway Tokyo will not be taking on a trainee for the spring term of 2015. It is believed that this will be a temporary hiatus. The programme will hopefully be resumed as early as the following autumn. The Innovation Norway Tokyo office would like to apologize for the inconvenience(…)

NTNU in Japan

NTNU in Japan

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has ambitions to expand and improve their cooperation with Japan. Coordinator of International Affairs Nina Sindre has spent two weeks working out of Innovation Norway’s offices at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, to learn more about how to build and maintain relationships with Japanese knowledge institutions.(…)

Nobel Prize dinner in Tokyo hosted by Ambassador Rimestad

Nobel Prize dinner in Tokyo hosted by Ambassador Rimestad

Ambassador Erling Rimestad invited to a seated dinner in his residence on Wednesday November 12th , on the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Kavli Institute directors May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser (neuroscience) of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).(…)

The 3rd Renewable Energy Industrial Fair in Fukushima

The 3rd Renewable Energy Industrial Fair in Fukushima

The 3rd annual Renewable Energy Industrial Fair is set to take place in Fukushima December 3-4. Ever since the Fukushima accident of 2011, the central government of Japan and the Fukushima prefecture government have been making a concerted effort to establish Fukushima prefecture as an important contributor to the development of renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Industrial(…)

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