The JSPS Washington Office plans to hold the 25th “Science in Japan” Forum at hybrid (Online & Washington, DC).

The 25th “Science in Japan” Forum

Date: September 9th Friday, 2022, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (EDT)
Hybrid: Online & Cosmos Club (2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC)
Theme: Sample Return and the Origin of Life

Registration is HERE. [Closed]
 Deadline of Registration: August 31st Wednesday, 2022
*We sincerely regret to tell you that we limit the number of in-person participants due to the Covid-19 situation. As in-person participants are only for invitees, you can register for online participation on this registration form.

You can see the past forum at Science in Japan Forum page on this website.

EDT    Agenda
12:00pm Registration (Refreshment)
1:00pm Opening remarks
1:20pm Keynote Speech: The Origin of Life and Sample Return
Yasuhito Sekine (ELSI)
Lindsay Hays (NASA)
2:20pm Coffee Break
2:40pm Session 1: Science of Sample Return
Hayabusa2 : Shogo Tachibana (University of Tokyo)
OSIRIS-REx : Harold Connolly Jr (Rowan University)
3:40pm Coffee Break
4:00pm  Session 2: Toward the Origin of Life
Chemical Evolution : George Cody (Carnegie Inst.)
Theories of the Origin of Life : Kosuke Fujishima (ELSI)
5:00pm Session 3: Panel Discussion “Japan-US Collaboration toward the Origin of Life” 
Moderator. Lindsay Hays + All Speakers
5:50pm Closing Remarks