Japan-Canada Relations (via MOFA)


Japan-Canada Sister Cities (via CLAIR)

Japan-Canada Cooperation for the future
Japan-Canada: Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation

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Japan and Canada: Co-operating in Space.

The Canadarm2 holds Japan's H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), launched by the Japanese H-IIB Rocket, as it docks with the

International Space Station. Kibo, the Japanese Experimental Module laboratory can clearly be seen.


Since the signing of the Japan-Canada Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology in 1986, our two countries have been actively collaborating on science, technology and innovation. Today this bilateral cooperative partnership encompasses a variety of fields including life sciences, nanotechnology, aerospace technology, and environment and energy, and involves a wide range of organizations such as universities, national research institutes and private companies.


The future-oriented nature of Canada and Japan’s S&T cooperation is well-represented by the docking of Japan’s cargo transfer vehicle, the Kounotori (HTV) with the International Space Station (ISS) in which the Canadian-developed robotic arm, Canadarm2, plays a critical role. As this joint collaboration illustrates, science and technology cooperation between the two nations benefits not only Canada and Japan, but advances the global community as a whole.


The Embassy of Japan in Canada will continue to promote bilateral cooperation in science, technology and innovation as an important pillar of the friendly relations between our two countries.








Japan-Canada Science and Technology Updates


Japan and Canada Jointly Support Research into Stem Cells (July, 2013)

第3回日加幹細胞ワークショップの開催 (June,2013)

第1回日本・カナダ資源系大学間ワークショップの開催 (May, 2013)

First Joint Meeting on Space Cooperation between Japan and Canada (May, 2013)

科学技術振興機構とカナダ保健研究機構が新たな研究協力枠組みを締結 (January, 2012)

第1回日加ナノテクノロジーワークショップの開催 (November, 2011)

石川大使のウォータールー大学訪問 (October, 2011)

カナダ・ガードナー賞授賞式 (October, 2011)

Japanese Astronaut Dr. Mamoru Mohri visits Ottawa (日本語) (September, 2011)

北陸先端科学技術大学院大学とカールトン大学が学術交流協定を締結 (August, 2011)


Speeches and Presentations by Japanese Government officials


-Recent Progress on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Japan and Canada (Tokyo, January 28, 2013)

-Ambassador's Speech at Reception for the 79th Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan (Ottawa, November 22, 2012)

-Ambassador's Remarks at Speakers Forum (Toronto, April 24, 2012)

-Ambassador's Remarks at Nanotechnology Workshop (University of Waterloo, November 21, 2011)

-Recent Progress on Science, Technology, and Innovation Cooperation Between Japan and Canada (University of Waterloo, November 21, 2011)

-A Japanese Perspective on Japanese Science and Technology Policy (JSAC 2010 Vancouver, October 2, 2010)


Japan-Canada Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation


第12回日加科学技術協力合同委員会 (January 2013)

第11回日加科学技術協力合同委員会 (November, 2010)


Funding Opportunities for Canadian-Japanese S&T Cooperation and Exchange



Japan Science and Technology Newsletters


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