May 22, 2015: With many Vice Ministers in attendance, the Science and Technology in Society Forum held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was a highly important event for His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie and Second Secretary Mr. Mohammad Yasir Karimi to attend. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie took great pleasure in meeting with the Founder and Chairman of STS Mr. Koji Omi as well as with its Director General Mr. Takayuki Shirao and Secretary General Ms. Asako Omi and praised them for their valuable work.
Due to the importance of Japan's assistance to Afghanistan in the role of providing scholarships to Afghan students to study in Japan, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie payed particular attention to his discussions with Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology The Honorable Mr. Sadayuki Tsuchiya, who he extended, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, his utmost gratitude for Japan's socio-economic and peace efforts and human capacity building in Afghanistan. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie requested that the number of highly successful peace scholarship programs offered be increased which The Hon. Deputy Minister Mr. Tsuchiya responded that he would seriously consider.
Discussion of importance were also held with Vice Minister for Policy Coordination of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications The Honorable Mr. Yasuo Sakamoto, the Director General for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Cabinet Office The Honorable Mr. Koichi Morimoto, the Director General of the Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry The Honorable Mr. Hirofumi Katase, Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs for Science and Technology Cooperation His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Makoto Katsura and member of the House of Representatives The Honorable Ms. Asako Omi in what was a morning of significant interpersonal interaction with highly influential figures within the Government of Japan.Original Post