Research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have been highly productive since the institute was
founded in 1972. This Info Sheet focuses on key aspects of this beneficial relationship since 2008, which
has involved cooperation with more than 30 Japanese organizations and resulted in over 250 scientific
publications and a range of research advances. Recent studies have included in-depth analyses of how
to maximize the co-benefits from measures to reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in
Japan and Asia; the development of a new set of scenarios to underpin future climate modeling, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation assessments; and research into the evolution of diseases and commercially-exploited fish. IIASA longstanding connections to business in Japan include the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Tokyo Electric Power Company, with collaborations focused on efficient and sustainable energy systems. Knowledge transfer between IIASA and Japan is also facilitated by multiple exchanges with Japanese researchers working at or visiting IIASA, and IIASA researchers visiting and attending events in Japan.
In addition, since 2008, 15 Japanese doctoral students and 4 postdoctoral fellows have gained
international and interdisciplinary research skills from IIASA programs for young scientists.
Last edited: 30 January 2017
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