Polar & Space

Research collaboration has long traditions, both in the Arctic as well as in the Antarctic, bilaterally as well as through multilateral settings. Several MoUs have been signed between key parties over the years and bilateral workshops/seminars held both in Japan and Norway. Research areas of particular interest have been:

  • Polar atmospheric research
  • Arctic climate changes including ecosystem studies

Polar research infrastructure collaboration of particular importance:


New funds for High North cooperation

New funds for High North cooperation

The Norwegian High North Programme 2013–2018 supports cooperation between higher education institutions in Norway and institutions in Canada, Japan, Russia, the Republic of Korea and the United States. The goal is to expand, strengthen and disseminate knowledge about or relevant to the High North.

Prime Minister’s Official Visit to Japan 2012
November 1, 2012 : Tokyo, Japan

Prime Minister’s Official Visit to Japan 2012

In November, 2012, the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, accompanied by a commercial delegation, paid an official visit to  Japan. To mark this event, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, in cooperation with Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Seafood Council, invited representatives from governments, industries and institutions to attend a series of seminars aimed at promoting business,(…)

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