Read about international media coverage of OIST.

Germany Loves OIST

As a result of a visit of DPA (German Press Agency)'s reporter to OIST the other day, many German-language media outlets featured OIST. The reporter met President Gruss, Professor Kuhn as well as a group of German PhD students at OIST. English translation of the original DPA article available at the bottom of this page.


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Japanese ADHD Behavioral Therapy

Researchers in OIST's Human Development Neurobiology Unit have recently published a paper in Japanese Psychological Research about their work to develop culturally appropriate parent-training programs for Japanese families of children with ADHD. Read more about it in the news article here.

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Okinawan Ants in the news!

The news story "Robbed of Royalty: mutilation and social determination of female Diacamma ants" covering the Ecology and Evolution Unit's recent research has been reproduced in the following media outlets:

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Blocking Cancer Cell Migration

Professor Ye Zhang and Guanying Li from the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit along with Toshiaki Mochizuki, Koji Koizumi and Toshio Sasaki from the Imaging and Instrumental Analysis Section have just been published in Chem for their latest research.

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OIST and Fujitsu Collaborate to Create New Algorithms For Artificial Intelligence

The newly announced collaboration between OIST's Neural Computation Unit and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. to make more human-like artificial intelligence has received coverage in the following media outlets:

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Prof. Saze on a TV program "EarthLab"

Prof Saze was featured on a three-minute long short TV program called  "EARTH Lab" (TBS Television) on Oct.1.

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Prof. Shintake, featured in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

National Geographic Japan's famous interview series "「研究室」に行ってみた。" came to OIST and featured Prof Tsumoru Shintake as a "great physicist"!

​Every working day, a new story will be up until September 28.


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Police Training Against Terrorism on OIST Campus

Ryukyu Broadcasting Corp (RBC) covered Police training against terrorism which was held August 29 on OIST campus.


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Minister Tsuruho's OIST Visit Broadcast on Several TV Stations

On August 29, Minister Yosuke Tsuruho, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs visited OIST. Some local TV stations broadcast his visit.

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Okinawa General Bureau Supports OIST

Okinawa General Bureau Supports OIST
Grant awarded to project with Okinawa Protein Tomography

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Okinawa Mozuku Genome Decoding Coverage

The latest research outcome by the Satoh Unit on Mozuku genome decoding has been picked up by domestic and overseas media.


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OIST - A New Global Hub of Intelligence

"SO" a precision instruments maker Fujikin's magazine published an interview with Dr. Robert Baughman, Executive Vice President (Office for Sustainable Development of Okinawa) & Vice-CEO, and Ms. Lauren Bic Ha, Associate Vice President (Office for Sustainable Development of Okinawa).


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) 

- A New Global Hub of Intelligence

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OIST's DNA seaquencing activities

OIST Marine Genomics Unit and DNA Seaquencing Section were introduced in Nikkei Biotech July 11 edition.

OIST's DNA seaquencing activities will be continuously reported in the special edition of Next Generation Seaquencer.

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Okinawa Prefecture requests for the budget in the 300 billion yen range

Okinawa Prefecture decided to request for the Okinawa-related budget in the 300 billion yen range for FY2017. Separate from the Okinawa promotion budget, the prefecture will also ask that the funding for the construction of an additional runway at Naha Airport, the expansion of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, and a plan to use the land of former military bases, will be included in the FY2017 budget.


Ryukyu Shimpo, P2, Aug 2, 2016


Okinawa Times also covers this story.

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Energy-Saving House, a Joint Development of OIST

Today, OIST held a ceremony to introduce "Sustainable Living Experiment House" & "Battery Changeable EV".

Professor Kitano has been interviewed by NHK Okinawa Television.

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Tons of Coverage on Dragon Ants Story

The latest research by Prof. Evan Economo's Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit on the discovery of new ants species, named after dragons in the popular TV series "Game of Thrones," has been picked up by a number of media outlets, including prominent media.

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"OKEON Churamori Project" - Rivers and Environment

"OKEON Churamori Project - Okinawa Environmental Observation Network" of Economo Unit was introduced on the local news of OTV as a series of their documentary "Rivers and Environment" this Thursday. 

This five-minute-long documentary extracts the main objectives of OKEON Churamori Project:

  • Observe the change in enviroment by building database of insects;
  • Establish the network of Okinawan communities such as high schools, universities and museums;
  • Provide enviromental education to local children.


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Ishigaki Blue Exhibition

The Exhibition "Ishigaki Blue" which is currently being held in the tunnel was featured in NHK Okinawa's evening news on June 22.

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