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June 12, 2019

Korean ambassador visits Kobe campus

Photo of the ambassador with RIKEN staff

(From the left) Executive Director Kato, Research Scientist Ahn, Ambassador Nam, Deputy Director Kitajima, Science Communicator Suzuka Takahashi

On June 7, a delegation led by South Korean ambassador to Japan Nam Gwan-pyo visited RIKEN’s Kobe campus. The visit came just three weeks after the new ambassador’s appointment. After hearing an overview of the institute from Executive Director Shigeharu Kato and a presentation on the Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) and on research activities by Deputy Director Tomoya Kitajima and by Research Scientist Ahn Kyungmin, they were shown samples related to the center’s research such as iPS cells in the exhibition area by BDR staff. The ambassador thanked the staff for their clear presentations and expressed his desire for further discussions with RIKEN.