Visit of Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC, to Japan
Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research went to Japan to discuss a range of issues relating to EU/Japan scientific and technological cooperation. He had meetings with representatives of the EU and Japanese scientific and business communities. He also met Yasufumi Tanahashi, Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, for Food Safety and for Information Technology,
Nariaki Nakayama, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, President of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Topics for discussion included the new Framework Programme for Research and global scientific cooperation, including the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - ITER.
Handshake between Nariaki Nakayama, on the right, and Janez Potocnik
Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, on the left, and Janez Potocnik
Handshake between Yasufumi Tanahashi, on the left, and Janez Potocnik
Janez Potocnik (on the right)