Sciencescope, the French Students and Researchers Organization in Japan, organizes the French Research Day (J·FR) in Japan, 
jointly with French Embassy in Japan, the French Office of the Maison Franco-Japonaise (MFJ, UMIFRE 19, MEAE-CNRS), the CNRS Tokyo Office (North Asia), and the International Chamber of Commerce French-Japan (CCIFJ)
J·FR 2017 will take place on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at the Maison Franco-Japonaise (Ebisu, Tokyo).

Since 1997, this this yearly event is gathering the community of students and researchers in Japan, from all disciplines and citizenships.
The main objective of this one-day event is to allow researchers, students, engineers, institutional, corporate representatives or just curious people discussing about their activities in Japan.

J·FR 2017 is free and open to all and you are kindly invited to present your research work or to register to attend this event. 
Registration is free and mandatory for planning purposes. In order to participate or propose a presentation, you can register online up to Monday, October 23rd 2017 Monday, October 30th 2017 (presenter) or Thursday, November 30th, 2017 (attendees).


  • 11/30/2017: The JFR 2017 Booklet is now available online
  • 11/21/2017:  A Class from Lycée International Français de Tokyo (LIFT) will participate to J·FR 2017 and will present posters
  • 11/14/2017: J·FR 2017 program is now available online
  • 11/12/2017: Invited Lecture will be provided by Dr. Dominique Lestel on Philosophy of Robotic
  • 11/08/2017: The list of J·FR 2017 communications is now available (Talksflash-talksposters)
  • 11/03/2017: Notification to authors is postponed to Monday, November 06th 2017
  • 10/20/2017: Deadline for contributions is extended to Monday, October 30th, 2017
  • 10/20/2017: Announcement for J·FR 2017 in EU-Japan Newsletter (p30)
  • 10/16/2017: 3rd Call for Communications
  • 10/12/2017: Flyer for J·FR 2017 is now available
  • 10/08/2017: 2nd Call for Communications
  • 09/28/2017: Follow us on Online Social Networks (Facebook, LinkedIN)
  • 09/04/2017: 1st Call for Communications
  • 28/17/2017: Website for JFR 2017 is now online


The main objectives of J·FR 2017 are to create a social event about Research in any fields (Sciences, Applied Sciences, SHS, etc) and Technologies, and to enforce discussions among the audience.
This is an opportunity for all actors in research and development in Japan (companies, researchers, students, institutional, etc.), to meet community of French-speaking scientist in order to initiate discussions, future projects or collaborations.

Call for Contributions

J·FR 2017 proposes two main kinds of contributions, and could eventually proposes some flash talks:

(1) presentation (about 20min of talk including questions);
(2) poster (A0 size, portrait).

When submitting a contribution, it is possible to choose a type of contributions (presentation or poster).
The Organizing Committee will therefore select the contributions to be presented as presentations or posters according to research topics.

J·FR 2017 could also propose flash talks for some presentation proposals, depending on topics and progress of work (preliminary research work, etc.).
An initial choice could therefore be changed from a presentation to a poster, but not the opposite.

The main language at 
J·FR 2017 is French. However, for non-native speakers, text contributions (e.g.: summary, resume, posters or slides) can be written either in French or in English. Upon requests, presenters that are not fluent in French but interested by this event can also present their work in english.

Important Dates

Submissions deadline (presentations and posters): Monday, October 23rd 2017 Monday, October 30th 2017

Notification to contributors: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Monday, November 06th, 2017

Registration deadline (attendees): Thursday, November 30th 2017

French Research Day (J·FR) 2017: Friday, December 1st 2017
Thomas Silverston,
12 Oct 2017, 04:09