Correspondent Profile

National Correspondent Name:Atsushi OKAZAWA
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Organisation:Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (JSPCMB)
Number of Members:9 IAPB members/867 JSPCMB members
IAPB related activities if any that you organise within your country/region e.g local meetings: Annual Meetings of JSPCMB Japan-Korea-China Trilateral Joint Symposiums on Plant Biotechnology.
Conferences/events/meetings that you plan on attending this year or early next year:
A short piece about the plant science sector/industry in your country:
In the present, 31 companies are joined as corporate members in JSPCMB. Some national projects related to plant biotechnology have been launched recently by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, New Energy and Industry Technology Development Organization, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and so on. New breeding techniques (NBTs) are expected to contribute expansion of bioeconomy as other countries. On the other hand, discussion on a regulatory framework for handling of products through NBTs is still going on.