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2012.3.30
uYearli Report IYC 2011v is now available for downloading.

2011.12.17
International Year of Chemistry Forum: "Chemistry-our life, or future; Messages from Chemistry"
IYC Forum was held at "Science and Technology FESTA in Kyoto 2011" on December17, 2011 at Kyoto International Conference Center. The FESTA was sponsored by the Cabinet Office of Japanese Government
The major program of this Forum was the panel discussion, and the main panelist was Dr. Ryoji Noyori (The Laureate of Novel Prize) and several highschool students as the panelists. The number of participants exceeded more than thouthand, and the panelists have eagerly been discussed about the promising future of chemistry, and expecting the share of young scientist for the future progress of chemical technology.
There were many questionnaire from the participants, they were maily young students, to Dr. Ryoji Noyori.

2011.3.22. The poster for gInternational year of Chemistryh is now available to down load at the web site.

2011.3.16. The second meeting of Japan Committee on the International Year of Chemistry, which is scheduled on March 26th, has been cancelled.

2011.3.16. Several symposia which was scheduled from March 17 to 29 have been cancelled due to the disaster on March 11; "White Paper of Science" Symposium: "World-Changing Chemistry",2011 GSC Workshop:gChemistry for a Sustainable SocietyhChemical Industry Technology Forum in the 76th annual meeting of SCEJSymposium entitled gWhat would be conditions for chemistry to lead the next generation?h and The 91st Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan.

2011.3.2.@International Year of Chemistry was released on UNIC (United Nations Information Centre) Tokyo Dateline January/February 2011 Vol.74.

2011.3.7. Nature magazine released a special issue to celebrate IYC2011: Chemistry as the central science, Big challenges in the next10 years, etc. Please see the contents list in detail.

2011.3.7. The interview article of Prof. Akira Suzuki, a Nobel laureate in Chemistry, 2010 was released in the latest issue of the UNESCO Courier. Prof. Suzuki commented cross-coupling reaction: its discovery and perspectives, etc.(see p39)
Please seethe contents list and the article in detail.

2011.2.22. Introduction article of the Rikei Hakusho Symposiumat Waseda Univ., 2011.3.17.), "Chemistry Changes the World" was released on Mainichi Shimbun.

2011.1.29. "Attractive Science Park on Catalyst and Related Chemistry"organized by the Catalysis Society of Japan, was held at Osaka Science Museum.School children (elementary and middle school), their family, school teachers, and university students (more than 555 participants) enjoyed chemical experiment shows and exhibitions.
Please see posters and photos of the event.

2011.1.21. Sharp Corp. relased the column "Eco with Family" which introduced IYC2011 on their website "Eco Fan Together"

2011.1.27-28, An opening ceremony for the International Year of Chemistry, gInternational Year of CHEMISTRY 2011 Launch Ceremonyh was held in Paris, at the UNESCO HQ. Prof. Kazuyuki Tatsumi (Nagoya University, IUPAC Vice President) and representatives from the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) and Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) attended the ceremony. Please see the article on the Chemical Daily.

2011.1.28. "Dream Chemistry 21" Committee (consists of The Chemical Society of Japan, The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan, The Association for the Progress of New Chemistry, and Japan Chemical Industry Association) has recently produced gKagaku Karuta". While Kagaku means chemistry, Karuta is a Japanese traditional card game for children and its main objective is for children of first to around third grade to learn pleasantly about the characteristics and uses of 48 selected chemical elements out of about 110 elements with the cards of drawings and words. gDream Chemistry 21h Committee expects that many children will play gKagaku Karutah through chemistry experiments classes that the committee supports in many cities.

2011.1.19@gInternational Year of Chemistry 2011h written by Prof. Yasuhiro Iwasawa (President, The Chemical Society of Japan) was released on Komei Press.

2011.1.18. gThe IYC International Womenfs Networking Event in Japanh was held in Tokyo, which was sponsored by the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) and Gender Equality Committee of CSJ. The related networking events (Networking Breakfast) were held worldwide at the same time, and an afternoon tea party was held in Japan. Please see opening address and photos .

2011.1.14@Interview article of Prof. Hiroyuki Nishide, Waseda University, (the chair of the Executive Committee of IYC2011, Japan) was released on Asahi Shougakusei Shimbun

2011.1.4. gChemistry in Japan: History and IYC2011h was released on Asahi Shimbun.

2011.1. gInternational Year of Chemistryh written by Prof. Hiroyuki Nishide, Waseda University, (the chair of the Executive Committee of IYC2011, Japan) was released on Kobunshi, Vol. 60, No. 1, p40 (2011).

2011.1. gToward IYC2011h written by Prof. Hiroyuki Nishide, Waseda University, (the chair of the Executive Committee of IYC2011, Japan) was released on Kagaku, Vol.66, No.1 (2011), p44, Kagaku Dojin.

2011.1. gInternational Year of Chemistry 2011h written by Prof. Yasuhiro Iwasawa (President, The Chemical Society of Japan) and Prof. Kazuyuki Tatsumi (Vice President, IUPAC) was released on Gendai Kagaku No. 1, (2011), pp25-26.

2010.12.17. IYC2011 pre-launch publicity event was successfully held in Pacifichem 2010 to highlight the coming celebratory year and promote in that context collaborations among chemists of the Pacific Rim countries.
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@ 2010.12.1. The Countdown Symposium IYC2011, Japan was held at Koshiba-Hall, University of Tokyo.
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2010.11.25@1st Plannning Committee was held

2010.11.9.@1st Executive Committee was held

2010.8.6 Establishment of Japan Committee on the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) The Japan committee chair, Prof. Ryoji Noyori gave an opening speech for IYC2011, leading to the gain of momentum for IYC. The governmental and industrial representatives also had a speech to promote IYC activities as well. Please see the following links in detail.
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