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External Research Institutes

  • CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)  http://public.web.cern.ch/Public/Welcome.html CERN operates the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments for elementary particles research. The CERN laboratory is located on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.
  • JAXA (Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency)  http://global.jaxa.jp JAXA is an Japan's space development agency which is under the control of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science)  http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/ The former Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, now merged into JAXA. It is engaged in educational and scientific activities.
  • ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, Tokyo University)  http://www.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_eng.html ICRR is a research institute attached to Tokyo University which carries out observation and research on cosmic-rays.
  • KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization)  http://www.kek.jp/en/ KEK researches high-energy physics and accelerator physics.
  • STE Laboratory (Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory at Nagoya University)  http://www.stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp/index.php.en STE Laboratory, attached Nagoya university, researches the earth and the sun in terms of astronomy, physics and chemistry.

Academic meeting

  • JPS (Physical Society of Japan)  http://www.jps.or.jp/english/ JPS was established in 1877. It holds an annual meeting, and one additional meeting in spring or fall at universities in Japan.
  • JSAP (Japan Society of Applied Physics)  http://www.jsap.or.jp/english/ JSAP was established in 1946. It holds two annual technical meetings in the spring and fall. It also publishes an academic journal written in English,the "Japanese Journal of Applied Physics(JJAP)".
  • COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)   http://www.cospar-assembly.org/ COSPAR is the international committee on space science founded in 1958. It holds scientific general meetings every two years.
  • ICRC (International Cosmic Ray Conference)   http://icrc2015.nl/ ICRC is a conference where research accomplishments are reported every two years. The next ICRC will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2015.