This is a collection of useful links for Italian researchers in Japan, ranging from sources of practical information to institutions providing research funding.
Italian Embassy in Japan, Tokyo. The embassy organizes several activities aimed at Italian researchers through its consular offices and scientific attaché. The embassy also provides information about mobility towards Italy for researchers and lecturers.
Italian Consulate in Osaka: this Consulate General supports citizens in Osaka prefecture and several other prefectures.
Japanese Embassy in Italy, Rome. It also provides consular services, as well as fostering bilateral relations.
Japanese Consulate in Milan: can be helpful for visas.
Other European Research Associations in Japan
Sciencescope: this is the francophone association of researchers in Japan, active since 1997.
ACE Japon: An independent and non-profit organization of Spanish researchers for the promotion and dissemination of scientific relations between Spain and Japan.
German JSPS Alumni Association: this is the first authorized JSPS alumni association in the world, since 1995.
EURAXESS Japan: this EU organization supports the mobility of European researchers. It is very lively in Japan, where it organizes several networking events and discussion panels.
EU Tech Transfer Help Desk: The help desk supports EU and Japanese companies, universities, research centres and individuals in technology transfer transactions, as well as bridging the knowledge gap about current available technologies from both Japan and the EU.
Tech Activities in Tokyo and beyond
Machine Learning Tokyo: a non-profit organization running a series of activities for Artificial Intelligence researchers and engineers.
Le Wagon Tokyo: this startup company organizes code bootcamps and events on technology.
Hello Tomorrow Japan: Hello Tomorrow is a yearly contest for deep-tech startups happening in Paris. Japan has its own country office.
European Innovation Days by EURAXESS: A yearly event for academic spin-offs and startups.
Nerd Nite Tokyo: a monthly gathering for “geeks” with generally three talks each night, running 2016. Now also in Okinawa.
Other Italian Associations and Institutions
Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Tokyo: the institute organizes several cultural events and debates both in Italian and Japanese, Italian language courses, and provides its members access to a beautiful library.