The January/February 2011 edition of the prestigious Alumni magazine from Stanford University featured interviews with two Stanford graduates, former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos. Ambassador Roos has visited OIST on three occasions and he gives his opinion on the importance of OIST in the article. The magazine quotes Roos, "OIST can provide a role model for how the ecosystem for the Silicon Valley was created and thrives."
10 Feb 2011