On December 23, 2015 at Embassy Tajikistan in Japan, seminar on cooperation in science and technology between Tajikistan and Japan was held. Seminar was conducted in collaboration with University of Tsukuba and University of Tokyo. The seminar was attended by Director of Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (ABES), University of Tsukuba Prof. Makoto Watanabe, Director, Professor, RACE (Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering), Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo Prof. Dr. Toyohisa Fujita, Dr. Mitsutoshi Nakajima — Professor, Division of Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Dr. Masahiro Sugiura — Deputy Director, Water Resources Engineering Department, Japan Water Agency, Government of Japan, Dr. Tsuyoshi Kaneko – Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Graduate School for Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba and Dr. Zubaidullo Ubaidulloev – Researcher, Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan made presentation on Tajikistan and shared comprehensive information on economic situation, the economic indicators of the country's development since gaining independence up to now, regional development projects, especially those, included in the framework of the strategy established by the Government of Japan with respect to the Islamic Republic Afghanistan, natural resources, water energy resources, agriculture, transport and tourism.
The workshop participants made specific proposals to promote bilateral relations in the fields of water, energy, environment and health..
The importance of cooperation between scientific and research institutions of Tajikistan and Japan was noted. In this context, the establishment of the Tajikistan — Japan Association on cooperation in science and technology was discussed. Abovementioned association would contribute to the development of cooperation between Tajikistan and Japan. And it will make its contribution by defining new areas of cooperation between the two countries. Workshop participants agreed that such a meeting to be held on regular basis.