Ambassador Monji attends the Mid-term meeting of the Canada-Japan Joint Research Program on Stem Cells
On October 30, Ambassador Monji attended the mid-term meeting of the Canada-Japan Joint Research Program on Stem Cells, which was held in Toronto.
This joint program is conducted under the Canada and Japan Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement and is focusing on the “Epigenetics of Stem Cells” with an investment totalling $12.5 million CAD over five years, which began in 2013. Responsible agencies of the program are the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).
Ambassador Monji delivered opening remarks. Around 50 participants attended the meeting where the current status of each research project was reported and the further direction of the project was actively discussed.