The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has compiled a report that proposes improvements in the research capabilities of Japan's mathematical science field, as well as proposals for innovation utilizing mathematical science and the formation of a base that contributes to solving common problems in the Asia-Pacific region.The report was submitted to the Science and Technology Council Basic Research Promotion Subcommittee held online.

 According to the Ministry of Education, the report shows that while foreign countries are promoting research on the current state of mathematical science research in Japan by national policy, there is a delay in the conversion to mathematical science type research, opening a place for strengthening research capabilities and mathematical human resources. It is said that there is an urgent need to foster research and promote industry-academia collaboration.

 In response to this, as a future measure, we are proposing to establish a place for encounters and discussions between companies and researchers for mathematical and fusion research in the Asia-Pacific region.Taking advantage of the mathematical science power that has played a leading role in the world in the past, he called for the establishment of an international forum that will be the third pole of mathematical science research along with Europe and the United States.The forum will commend young researchers and promote international industry-academia research in collaboration with overseas researchers.

 Challenges to be overcome in order to succeed are building partnerships with exchange partners, utilizing national frameworks such as science and technology cooperation agreements, and tying up with the success of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics scheduled to be held in Tokyo in 2023. It mentions the continuation of the business and the construction of an environment where researchers can have face-to-face discussions in real life rather than online.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Asia-Pacific Mathematical and Integrated Research Strategy Study Group Report

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