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Interview with Toshikazu Hasegawa, new Chairman of the Japan Scientific Instruments Association

In June 2022, Toshikazu Hasegawa (President of EKO Instruments Co., Ltd.) was appointed as the seventh Chairman of the Japan Scientific Instruments Association (JSIA). The scientific instruments industry is an important industry that supports the construction of a foundation for Japan's goal of becoming an innovative science and technology nation, and the JSIA, as the national organization for the industry, brings together the 10 regional scientific instruments associations throughout Japan. Japan, together with the rest of the world, is being confronted with uncertain and difficult times, such as with COVID-19, so we talked with Chairman Hasegawa about his plans for how the JSIA will help further develop the industry, about his aspirations as the new Chairman, and about his thoughts on JASIS 2022, Asia's largest exhibition of analytical and scientific instruments, which was held recently.

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Industry-Academia collaboration opens up food innovations: From breeding and cultivation technologies to industry creation

A series of meteorological disasters and changes in world affairs pose threats to food security. In addition, the social issues surrounding “food” are quite diverse, such as the increasing global population, aging agricultural workers, labor shortages, and the uneven distribution of supply and demand. Led by Professor Hiroshi Ezura of the Tsukuba-Plant Innovation Research Center at the University of Tsukuba, the OPERA “Food Cutting-edge Technology Joint Development Consortium” is tackling these issues through strong industry-academia collaboration. The project will take a variety of approaches to achieve rapid social implementation, including breeding useful crops, developing cultivation technologies, and creating next-generation industries.

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