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Dec. 27, 2022

Italian Ambassador to Japan visits RIKEN

On December 9, Italian Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti visited the Wako campus, accompanied by Enrico Traversa, Science & Technology Counsellor of the Embassy of Italy in Tokyo. The visit began with a meeting with President Gonokami, where they briefly discussed the current state and future of cooperation between RIKEN and Italy. The visitors then met a number of Italian researchers working at RIKEN during a series of visits and meetings, including Franco Nori, Andrea Benucci, and Marco Casolino.

Group photo with Italian ambassador

(From left) Executive Director Makiko Naka, President Makoto Gonokami,
Italian Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti, Scientific Counsellor Enrico Traversa

Image of abmassador and Benucci

Visit to Andrea Benucci's laboratory

Image of ambassador and Casolino

Marco Casolino shows the Ambassador the type of mirror used in his experiments