As part of these efforts and also in the context of the celebrations of its Golden Jubilee, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) organized seminars and exhibitions in Washington, Morgantown and Cambridge, in United States, Toronto, Canada and Salamanca and Madrid, in Spain. In 2013, symposiums will be held in Japan, China, Europe, and United States.
In Japan, the Japan-Brazil Symposium on Research Collaboration is being held in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), an independent administrative institution, established by way of a national law for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. JSPS plays a pivotal role in the administration of a wide spectrum of Japan's scientific and academic programs. While working within the broad framework of government policies established to promote scientific advancement, JSPS carries out its programs in a manner flexible to the needs of the participating scientists. JSPS was founded in 1932 as a non-profit foundation through an endowment granted by Emperor Showa. JSPS became a quasi-governmental organization in 1967 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Monbusho), and since 2001 under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho).
This event aims at strengthening the links between Brazilian and Japanese investigators with the objective of promoting better research to benefit the population of both countries. As part of the event, an exhibit called Brazilian Nature about the Brazilian biodiversity will be inaugurated on March 14 at the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo.