EURAXESS Japan links researchers in Japan with Europe. Free information and events on research funding, research careers, mobility and collaboration opportunities.
EURAXESS Japan has been serving researchers in all fields interested in collaborating with or pursuing a research career in Europe since 2008.
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Mai is a postdoctoral fellow in Neuroscience, at the French National Center for Scientific Research, in the research group on Molecular Determinants of Pain. She started her fellowship in November in 2015.
- Mai, please tell us a bit about your current roles and responsibilities, and your international mobility experience?
My current project focuses on the role of oxytocinergic release in the mid-brain and its potential contribution to emotional and autonomic regulation.
This is my first time moving to a foreign country. Before that, I lived in my birth place, Japan, all my life. However....
Mai IWASAKI, Postdoctoral Researcher in France
Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon is the president of the European Research Council as of 1 January 2014. He was the Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) from 1994 till 2013. He was also the first ERC Panel Chair in Mathematics, for Starting Grants. A mathematician by training, he spent his whole career as a fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
- Professor Bourguignon, you became the ERC president at the beginning of the year. Is this your first trip to Japan in your new capacity? What is the purpose of your visit this time?
Although I have visited Japan more than 30 times....
Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, president of the European Research Council
Kiyoko is a doctoral student at University of Oulu in Finland. Kiyoko’s research examines the process of globalisation of education. She particularly focuses on surveying opinions amongst students in teacher education in Finland and Japan.
She moved back to Japan in November 2015 and is currently finalising her dissertation. She is looking for further employment opportunities where she can share her expertise coordinating research planning with partners in Europe, so don’t hesitate to contact her or us if you are interested!
- Kiyoko, please tell us a bit about your current roles and responsibilities, and your international mobility experience?
I am a member of a research group called EDGE....
Ms Kiyoko UEMATSU-ERVASTI, PhD student in Finland
Michiru Nagatsu, researcher in practical philosophy at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT).
Michiru is a researcher at TINT. His field, the philosophy of economics, is a sub-discipline of the philosophy of sciences that addresses questions ranging from causality in macroeconomics to the ethics of behavioral economic policy. He has experience in mobility to and from a handful of European countries as a student and researcher.
- Michiru, you’re now a researcher at TINT in Finland, and you have a very long history of mobility outside of Japan and in Europe. Can you tell us a bit about your professional choices?
In retrospect the most crucial professional choice was not to...
Dr. Michiru Nagatsu, Researcher, TINT, Finland
Maria received her university degree in veterinary medicine in her home country of Bulgaria, and after working as a small animal surgeon, followed by a position at a national regulatory institute, she has pursued a PhD in Japan, working on molecular epidemiology of food pathogens. Following a research position at Kobe University, she is currently teaching in Nagoya University`s international programme. Her current research interests are in the field of public health and nutrition.
- Maria, please tell us a bit about your current roles and responsibilities, and your international mobility experience?
In my current position, I teach several lecture courses....
Dr. Maria VASSILEVA, Associate Professor, Japan
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- To provide you a sure and reliable information source on Europe-Japan opportunities for mobility and research cooperation and
- To support networking between researchers and institutions in our community and beyond.
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European Member States and Associated Countries: Representations and Researcher Associations
Below find a list of useful websites regarding European countries’ collaboration with Japan– information about embassies and related S&T offices in Japan, national EURAXESS websites for mobile researchers as well as Japanese-European joint research structures. You may also find a list of the national researchers associations that are based or existing in Japan.
+ Embassy of Belgium in Japan:
+ Walloon Trade and Investment Office: http://www.brussels-in-japan.irisnet.be/en/home
+ Flanders Investment & Trade, Government of Flanders: http://www.flanderstrade.com/site/internetEN.nsf/ContactUsVlev?openform&id=455
EURAXESS Belgium: http://www.euraxess.be/
EURAXESS Faroe Islands: http://www.euraxess.fo/home/
+ Embassy of France in Tokyo:
+ CNRS Japan Office:
+ Campus France Japan: http://www.japon.campusfrance.org/fr
+ Sciencescope (French speaking researchers association in Japan): http://www.sciencescope.org/
+ French Tech Tokyo Hub: http://tokyo.lafrenchtech.com/
EURAXESS France: http://www.euraxess.fr/en
+ Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany:
+ DFG Office Japan: http://www.dfg.de/en/dfg_profile/head_office/dfg_abroad/japan/
+ German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo): http://www.dwih-tokyo.jp/en/
+ German Aerospace Center - DLR Tokyo Office: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10264
+ German (speaking) JSPS Alumni Association: http://www.jsps-club.de/
+ DIJ, German Institute for Japanese studies (Tokyo): http://www.dijtokyo.org/?lang=en
EURAXESS Germany: http://www.euraxess.de/en/
+ Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Tokyo:
mail (S&T Counsellor): firstname.lastname@example.org | web: http://www.mfa.gov.hu/kulkepviselet/JP/en/mainpage.htm
EURAXESS Hungary: http://euraxess.hu/en/
+ Embassy of Israel in Japan:
EURAXESS Israel: http://www.euraxess.gov.il/UI/Main/Home.aspx
+ Embassy of Italy in Tokyo:
mail (scientific cooperation): email@example.com | web: http://www.ambtokyo.esteri.it/ambasciata_tokyo/ja/
EURAXESS Italy: http://www.euraxess.it/
EURAXESS Moldova: http://www.euraxess.md/en
+ Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo:
+ Research Council of Norway: firstname.lastname@example.org
EURAXESS Norway: http://www.euraxess.no/prognett-euraxess/Home_page/1224067050882
+ Embassy of Spain in Tokyo:
mail (Cultural and S&T relations): email@example.com | web: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/embajadas/tokio/en/Pages/inicio.aspx
+ ACE Japon (association of Spanish researchers in Japan): https://acejapon.wordpress.com/english/
EURAXESS Spain: http://www.euraxess.es/eng
+ Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo:
mail (Science and Innovation counsellor): firstname.lastname@example.org | web: http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Tokyo/
+ VINNOVA (Swedish Innovation Agency) Japan contact point: email@example.com
EURAXESS Sweden: http://www.euraxess.se/
+ British Embassy Tokyo:
mail (Science and Innovation Section): Elizabeth.Hogben@fco.gov.uk | web: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-tokyo
EURAXESS UK: https://www.britishcouncil.org/new/euraxess/
Sciencescope is a French organization of researchers and students in Japan. The main objective of Sciencescope is to reinforce relationships and promote research discussions between the French-speaking research community in Japan from any field or citizenship (researchers, engineers, students).
To this end, Sciencescope shares information about research in Japan through its website, online Social Networks or Mailing List. It also provides practical information for daily life in Japan (grant, job opportunities, internships, research events, etc.).
Finally, Sciencescope jointly organises with the French Embassy in Japan a yearly “French Research Day”. (website of the 2015 edition: http://jfr-2015.org)
German JSPS Alumni Association
The JSPS Club is providing a unique “Japan Network” within the German-speaking scientific and academic landscape. It features about 400 members, of which about 50 currently live and work
in Japan on a temporary or permanent basis. In addition, several Japanese universities with offices in Europe are institutional members of the JSPS Club.
There is no limitation to any nationality: German speaking researchers and scientists, even Japanese, are much welcome.
Although the association is called JSPS Club, membership is not restricted to former scholars of JSPS.
As of Jan. 1st 2017: membership fees are of EUR 60 a year for ordinary members, half-price for unemployed scientists and those still working on their doctor thesis and 300 Euro for supporting institutions.
Membership offers benefits such as: • Applying for BRIDGE fellowship • Designing program for scientific meetings • Information about joint projects in cooperation with
Japanese partners • Nominating for scientific awards/prizes • Receiving funding for visiting scientists • Receiving invitations to events organized by the JSPS Club
Italian Researchers in Japan
Informal group of Italian citizens, either currently or previously active in Japan. Activities include information sharing and gatherings.
NorAlumni Japan (Norway)
NorAlumni Japan is a network for strengthening research collaboration, student exchange and industrial partnership between Japan and Norway.
Membership opens the door to a number of opportunities – job requests, invitations, updates on what is happening in Norway and in Japan, academic projects and tenures, along with the chance to attend both formal and informal events in both Japan and Norway.
The NorAlumni Japan network is open for everybody with a connection to Norway and Japan, and membership is completely free of charge.
NorAlumni Japan is maintained cooperatively by the Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway, with the support of the Norwegian embassy, the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education, Abelia, and Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
ACE Japón (Spain)
ACE Japón aims to represent and give voice to the Spanish researchers community, providing support to its members in different ways through fostering academic networking to facilitate their integration in Japan; acting as mediators to increase and strengthen collaboration between organizations related to R&D in Japan and in Spain; disseminating our achievements, at an individual level as well as promoting the potential of Spanish scientists; increasing social perception of science and technology; and approaching society by organizing activities of interest to both parties.
ACE Japón accepts members who are Spanish citizens, involved in academic /research activities and based in Japan.
Membership costs JPY 2000 for PhD students and JPY 4000 for post-doctoral and senior researchers.
- Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Research Fellowship Programme
- European Research Council (ERC)
Funding body for European Union frontier research
- National Contact Points
Network of National Contact Points
- European Research Area (ERA)
An Open Space for Knowledge
- Delegation of the European Union to Japan
For information on all the latest developments shaping EU-Japan relations.
Project to support Japanese participation in FP7.
The European Council of doctoral candidates and young researchers
- European Commission's Directorate-General for Research (DG Research)
The European Commission Directorate for science, research and development.
Framework Program 7 call information and research news.
The magazine of the European research area.
- European Commission's Directorate-General for Information Society and Media (DG Infso)
The European Commission Directorate for Information Society and Media
- What's New in European Research
European research news
- European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
European funding body to support investigator-driven frontier research.
- COST - European cooperation in Science and Technology
Supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe
The leading platform for R&D-performing entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Major funding body for mobility schemes and bottom-up research
- Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Major funding body for top-down research projects
The Job portal for research-related jobs in Japan
- Life in Japan for Foreign Researchers
Information on all the basics of life in Japan, provided by the JSPS
Residences and services for international researchers in Japan
Japan's researcher database
European Research Career Sites:
- Find A Postdoc
- Find scholarships in Europe
- Find PhDs in Europe
- Career.edu: http://www.career.edu/index.php
- Academic Jobs EU
- Euro Science Jobs
- European Job Mobility Portal
- Careers with the European Union: European Personnel Selection Office
- Careers with the European Union (EPSO), non-permanent positions
- European Southern Observatory (ESO) recruitment portal
- CERN job portal
- Joint Research Centre external staff recruitment portal
- Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants
- Belgian Federal Portal for Research and Innovation
- Cyprusâ Research Promotion Foundation Database
- Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science Funding Guide
- Estonian Research Portal
- Estonian Scholarships and International Degrees Portal
- France PhD portal
- CNRS external examination portal
- CEA PhD and Postdoctorate offers portal
- DAADâs Research in Germany Portal
- DAAD Research Fellowships and Grants Portal
- Max Planck Societyâs job portal
- Helmoltz Associationâs job portal
- Irish Research Council Funding Portal
- Italian National Research Council vacancies
- BBSRC vacancies (UK)
- Science and Technology Facilities Council vacancies (UK)
Each of the main Japanese research institutes have an active recruitment policy for international researchers, and thus offer numerous positions (usually âon-project”) advertised in English in the following links.
For better insight into the full recruitment campaigns, please check the Japanese version of their website.
- NII (Japanese only):
Life Sciences and Clinical Research:
- Kanagawa Cancer Center (Japanese only):
- NARO (Japanese only):
Mathematics and Fundamental Sciences:
- Kamioka Observatory:
- IMS (Japanese only):
Social Sciences and Humanities:
Each of the main Japanese universities are very proactive in the recruitment of international staff. These universities often offer a number of positions (postdoctoral, project-based, tenure-track) advertised in English through the following links.
For better insight into the full recruitment campaigns, please check the Japanese version of their website.
The World Premier International Research Centre Initiative (WPI) was launched in 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to build research centres which boast a very high research standard and outstanding research environment.
These centres are given a high degree of autonomy, allowing them to innovate compared to conventional modes of research operation and administration in Japan.
Each centre advertises for various temporary and permanent positions.
About EURAXESS Japan
We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. We serve researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines, and at all career stages. The membership is free!
We focus on two actions:
- To provide regular, tailored and reliable information
- To organise networking and information events
Our community has more than 2600 researchers, managers and students who are interested in Europe-Japan collaboration or mobility.
Contact us for more information or for announcements to the community!
EURAXESS Japan Representative