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Women in Science Japan (WiSJ) will host a symposium!
The International Symposium for Female Researchers in Chromatin Biology (ISFRCB) 2020 will be held as a satellite symposium for the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ) on Saturday, December 5, 2020. For details about the symposium, please check out the 43rd MBSJ Annual Meeting website and the ISFRCB 2020 website.November 2020
RIKEN Chief Scientist Sakai Nami received the 2nd Brilliant Female Researchers Award (the Jun Ashida Award)
Chief Scientist Sakai Nami (Star and Planet Formation Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research) received the 2nd Brilliant Female Researchers Award (the Jun Ashida Award). The award was established by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in FY 2019 as part of its efforts to promote the advancement of women researchers and to recognize women researchers who are conducting outstanding research activities that will contribute to the future to create a sustainable society and institutions promoting women’s empowerment in science.October 2020
By pioneering a new field of study that integrates astronomy and chemistry, Chief Scientist Sakai has explored a fundamental question in astronomy, "How universal is the existence of environments like the solar system in the universe?” and achieved remarkable research results, which have led to elucidating the origins of various planets outside the solar system and the formation of planetary systems. Her award is a result of overall recognition for her research achievements as well as her social contributions through outreach activities, including lectures and exhibitions, and serving as a lecturer in the RIKEN Leadership Development Program for Female Researchers to promote the advancement of women and the development of young female researchers.
For details about the Brilliant Female Researchers Award (the Jun Ashida Award), please see the Japan Science and Technology Agency website.
Work and Nursing Care Seminar
The Work and Nursing Care Seminar was held online on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, on the theme of how family and nursing care should be in the coming era (that employees should not have to or be made to leave jobs to care for a family member). We welcomed Mr. Joe Sakai, the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of LYXIS, as a lecturer. He provided us with an explanation about the aging literacy required for the post-coronavirus era.September 2020
We provided the “FY 2020 second-half subsidies to hire support staff for researchers who are pregnant, raising children or caring for ill/older family members”
We offer subsidies to help cover the cost of a support person to assist a research staff member who is pregnant, caring for small children, or engaged in nursing care, so that the staff member can continue to conduct research.August 2020
We provided “FY 2020 Research funding support for researchers returning to work/research from interruption”
This program aims to support researchers returning to work/research from interruption due to life events such as childrearing or caregiving, and to maintain and further improve research and development outcomes.August 2020
In addition to messages from the President and the Executive Director, an overview of RIKEN’s Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment, a support program for human resources development in science and technology established by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), is provided.
Various initiatives that we take to realize a diverse research environment are introduced.
Our activities, which include administering support systems and holding events, are explained.