Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) made the final selections from the first call for proposals for FY2016 SAKURA Exchange Program in Science.
The mission of Japan-Asia Youth Science Exchange Program in Science (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) was to facilitate short-term visits of competent Asian young people to Japan and to increase the interest of Asian students and young researchers in studying science and technology at leading Japanese universities such as Tohoku University. Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine (TUGM) in cooperation with Tohoku Tabunka Academy (TTA) proposed programs every year since JST announced this program in 2014. TTA is an incorporated foundation that supports short-term study in Japan from abroad. Our proposal of 2016 Sakura science program has been just accepted by JST. SAKURA Exchange Program received so much attentions that the number of proposals are increased and highly competitive.Our program is unique in that we provide an opportunity for the participants to visit their preferred laboratories at TUGM, with preferences based on the mutual research interests of the laboratories and individuals. This year Sakura science program is scheduled from Aug 22 (arrival: 21) to Aug 29 (departure: 30). Detailed information will be announced through TTA.