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G8 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting
point The G8STMM Head of Delegation List of Participating Countries and Organizations(June 18, 2008) (pdf)
point The G8 STMM Chair's Summary(June 15, 2008) (pdf)
point Agenda Items and Direction of Discussions for the G8 STMM (May 27, 2008) (pdf)
point Movie Report on Japanese Government Internet TV G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit
General Information

To discuss the enhancement of the science and technology cooperation to solve the global issues, etc, prior to G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, the G8 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting will be held on June 15th, 2008 in Okinawa Bankoku Shinryokan.

point Agenda Item 1: Approaches to the Solution of Global Issues through International Cooperation: Research and Development for the Realization of a Low-Carbon Society
We will discuss the science and technology for achieving a low carbon society, especially focusing on the energy-related technology. Taking some technologies including biofuel as examples, the modality of R&D and their socioeconomic impacts will be discussed.
point Agenda Item 2: Science and Technology Cooperation with African Countries and Other Developing Countries
We will discuss promotion of capacity building based on the needs of developing countries. We will also consider the appropriate modality of science and technology cooperation and the mechanism to identify their needs, mainly in the fields of biodiversity, sustainable supply of water, food and energy, and infectious disease.
point Agenda Item 3: Cooperation on Research and Development Resources
We will discuss cooperation on large-scale research activities and facilities, including international mobility of human resource.

Date : June 15, 2008
Venue : BANOKU SHINRYOKAN ( Nago, Okinawa )


Environmental consciousness
point Low-emission fuel cell hybrid bus will be operate.
We use a fuel cell hybrid bus for transportation Ministers/delegation heads to BANKOKU SHINRYOKAN, as a environment-friendly means of transportation. hybrid bus
point A workshop on environment and energy issues will be held.
A workshop on environment and energy issues will take place as part of satellite activities
for the G8 science and technology ministerial-level meeting in Okinawa.(click here for more details)
point Environment-friendly meeting.
We organize whole G8 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting in a environmentally sound manner, for instance energy-saving.
Related Events
point Related Event 1: G8 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting related Pre-Event “Symposium on the Genome Research”
Students who are the bearers of the future of Okinawa discuss and exchange opinions
on the future of science and technology and ultimately mankind through interaction
with the attendees of the G8 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting and science experiments.
Date and Time: (Fri) June 13, 2008 14:00-17:00
Venue: Okinawa Harbor View Hotel Crown Plaza
Host: The Council for Okinawa Institution of Science and Technology
Contact: 098-866-2560 (Science and Technology Promotion Division, Department of Planning, Okinawa Prefecture)
point Related Event 2: G8 Science and Technology Ministerial Satellite Workshop on Environment and Energy Issues
A workshop on environment and energy issues will take place as part of satellite activities for the G8 science and technology ministers' meeting in Okinawa.
The workshop will include lectures by prominent scientists including Nobel laureates to discuss
the significance of science and technology as well as regional and international cooperation.
Date and Time: (Sat) June 14, 2008 9:00-15:00
Venue: University of the Ryukyus
Host: Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Corporation, University of the Ryukyus, Academia Sinica, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Contact: 098-966-8711 (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation)

Related Event 3: We Build the Future of the Earth "Saikoro chikyuujyuku 2008, Science & Ecology Ushering Us into the Future"
The symposium explored Okinawa's advanced bio research environment that centers on the New-generation genome sequencer
and the Okinawa Institution of Science and Technology.
Date and Time: (Mon) June 16, 2008 13:30-17:00
Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
Host: Okinawa Prefectural Government
Contact: 098-866-2561(G8 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting Okinawa Supporting Office)

Press Registration

News media and media personnel who wish to cover the G8 Science and Technology
Ministers' Meeting and related events held on June 14 and 16 must submit an application
and obtain ID cards for media personnel in charge of coverage.
Press registration was closed on 30th May.

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