Furthermore, he said in a press release received by Antara on Friday that JAAI was initiated by LIPI in a bid to maintain good relations between JSPS fellow graduates and facilitate Indonesian and Japanese parties to map their own potential, including optimizing the promotion of science.
"One of the goals of establishing JAAI is to ease the promotion of science and exchange of academicians between Indonesia and Japan," he said.
He added that the cooperation between Indonesia and other countries in promoting science and research was a positive movement aimed at the advancement of research and technology in the future. Japan is one of the countries that have established a good relationship with Indonesia to integrate science for both countries.
Cooperation between LIPI and JSPS has been going on since 1978.
JSPS was one of the valuable partners for LIPI and had to increase the capacity and capabilities of its human resources in the fields of science and technology.
LIPI has held three workshops by inviting JSPS graduates. Currently, an organizational structure has been formed, involving 150 members.
"Both Indonesian and Japanese researchers plan to continue organizing a number of symposia and scientific meetings through the forum of JAAI," he pointed out.
JAAI was established and inaugurated in Jakarta on March 9. The inauguration event was attended by a number of Indonesian and Japanese researchers, including the Executive Director of JSPS Takaaki Iwasa, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, a LIPI researcher, Gadis Sri Haryani, director of JSPS Bangkok office, Kuniaki Yamashita, and Professor of Research at the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, Eddy Hermawan.
(Reported by Virna P, Setyorini/Uu.M052/INE/KR-BSR/H-YH)