Research Hosts in Japan

Nakatani RIES U.S. Fellows – Potential Research Hosts

Japan Map with CitiesParticipants will be placed in Japanese university or research institution labs under the advisement of a Japanese host professor. All students will be assigned an English-speaking Japanese graduate student research mentor. Projects will be arranged by Prof. Kono in consultation with the Japanese host lab professor and mentors and research projects/hosts may vary each year. In addition to their Japanese professor and graduate student, each American student will be co-advised by a U.S. professor who has experience and expertise with U.S.-Japan research collaborations.

The Japanese host labs are selected for their willingness to mentor a young undergraduate student, for contributions to cutting-edge science & engineering research leaders in Japan, and a desire to increase the international diversity and intercultural competencies of Japanese group members by providing them with an opportunity to work with American undergraduates.

The goals of the research internship are to:

  • Provide students with hands-on experience with cutting-edge science & engineering research;
  • Enhance students technical and research skill sets;
  • Enable students to collaborate in an international research effort;
  • Enhance students inter-cultural communication & Japanese language skills;
  • Encourage students to pursue future graduate study and research.

Once selected as participants, students will be assigned specific research host labs by Prof. Junichiro Kono and research projects will be developed in consultation with the Japanese host lab and U.S.-based co-advisor.  Whenever possible, fellows will be assigned a Nakatani RIES Alumni Mentor; a student who has previously done research at the assigned host lab and who can provide current participants with tips on life in the host-city, the culture of the research lab, and other related topics both prior to departure and while abroad.

Prior to application students are strongly encouraged to:

  1. Review the websites of the potential host professors in Japan.
  2. Indicate in your application essays up to 3 host professors/labs that you are most interested in working with. This will help the selection committee better understand your specific research interests.
  3. Please do not contact potential host professors in Japan yet. If you are selected as a participant in the program, we will assist you with placement into an appropriate host lab based on your research interests/academic background and host lab availability.

2017 Potential Research Hosts in Japan

Potential Host Laboratories in Aichi Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Chiba Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Hokkaido Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Kyoto Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Miyagi Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Nagano Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Okinawa Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Osaka Prefecture

Potential Host Laboratories in Tokyo Prefecture

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