On 16-19 November, 2011 the delegation of Ukraine headed by First Deputy Chairman of The State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization of Ukraine B.Grynyov has been visiting Japan and took part in the Second Meeting of the Japan-Ukraine Commission for Science and Technology Cooperation.
The main purposes of the visit were to evaluate of the current state in the science and technology sector in Ukraine and Japan and determine of the format of our future collaboration. This Meeting is a testimony of the willingness and readiness of our countries to develop effective and fruitful cooperation in the field of science and technology.
Ukrainian delegation came into notice the Japanese partners on the factors that make Ukraine attractive for scientific-technical and innovation cooperation, particularly as one of Europe's largest scientific-industrial complex - from space to nano technology. The other important cause, which currently has been observing by Japan, is using the experience and potential of Ukraine in the mitigation of aftermath of nuclear power plant accident.
As important part of the visit, the Ukrainian delegation was invited by members of the House of the Representatives of the Parliament of Japan at a special meeting. In October, 2011 the members of Parliament of Japan visited Ukraine to study the experience of our country in the overcoming the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.
During the meeting, Japanese parliamentarians with great attention and interest listened the lecture of Director of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine O. Kliuchnykov on the using of practical experience and potential of Ukraine in the restoration from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP.
In the framework of the visit, the Ukrainian delegation held the meeting with Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ms.Mieko Kamimoto. During the meeting, the Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation focused on the prospects of bilateral Ukrainian-Japanese cooperation in science and technology, pointed out the intention of Ukrainian side to conclude Memorandums of scientific, technological and innovation cooperation between Ukraine and Japan, as well as called for intensifying of cooperation through the framework "Chernobyl-Fukushima".