Dr. Hikaru Kawamura, President of JPS, and Dr. Bruce Gaulin, President of CAP, signed the Reciprocal Agreement at the ceremony with the attendance of Ambassador Ishikane, representatives from the Canadian government and related institutions such as the Royal Society of Canada.
At the ceremony Ambassador Ishikane expressed his sincere gratitude for the signing of the agreement. He mentioned that Japan and Canada have enjoyed a close relationship under the bilateral Science and Technology cooperation agreement for more than 30 years, and that the signing of this agreement adds a new chapter to the ongoing cooperation between our two countries in the area of science and technology. In addition, he conveyed his hope that this agreement leads to concrete research collaborations which will enrich the intellectual infrastructure of mankind.
Based on this agreement it is expected that new concrete joint research will begin and a closer scientific relationship, including researcher exchanges, will become more active between the two countries.
|Exchange of the Agreement by Dr. Bruce Gaulin, President of the Canadian Association of Physicists (centre) and Dr. Hikaru Kawamura, President of the Physical Society of Japan (right), and Ambassador Ishikane (left)
||Ambassador Ishikane delivered a congratulatory speech at the ceremony