Inspired by the remarkable success of the UTokyo Forum 2013 held in Santiago and Sao Paulo (Nov 2013), the First Chile-Japan Academic Forum at UTokyo was held a year later in Tokyo (6-9 Oct 2014). The Second Chile-Japan Academic Forum at Patagonia was held in Chile (7-10 Nov 2016) as a follow-up activity to further encourage the strong research collaboration long taking place between Chile and Japan in different areas of knowledge. The forum was proposed as a biannual activity taking place alternatively in Chile and Japan. As a result, the Third Chile-Japan Academic Forum at Nikko will be held in Tochigi Prefecture, JAPAN (25-28 Sep 2018).
The forum organization is led by the main universities of Chile and Japan, the University of Chile (UChile), Catholic University of Chile (PUC) and the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) with the goal of establishing an open academic platform with participation of third-party collaborators from other universities and research centers worldwide with strong regional ties to Asia and Latin America.
This forum is partly supported by Re-Inventing Japan Project, including Science and Engineering Exchange Program with Latin America (SEELA), Top Global University Project by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Conicyt-Chile and the Ministry of Education of Chile.