Read about international media coverage of OIST.

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


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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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OIST Zebra Finch Auditory Memory Research in the News

OIST's story "The Sound of Music: How the Songbird Learns its Melody," has been covered in the following media outlets: 


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After Seeing the Movie "Of Earth, Rain, and Fire" by Dr. Sajiki

Dr. Kenichi Sajiki has contributed a cinematic review to Ryukyu Shimpo.

He shared his feelings of "Okinawan strength" invoked by "Of Earth, Rain, and Fire(あめつちの日々)," a documentary movie of Master Yoneshi Matsuda, who is one of the masters of Kitagama, an Okinwan collective pottery kiln in Yomitan village.


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"Functional Foods" -- Okinawa Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus Tokida)

"Nikkei Biothech" on the issue of June 13, 2016 covered the ongoing genome decoding project of Okinawa Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus Tokida) conducted by Marine Genomics Unit.

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"Ishigaki Blue" Engage OIST's Researchers' Heart

QAB News featured our "Ishigaki Blue" exhibition.

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Prof. Thomas Busch, the interview featured

Prof. Thomas Busch and his unit has been featured on the website "Welcome to the Quantum World", the outreach page of the National Institute for Informatics in Tokyo.


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"Functional Foods" -- Sea Cavier (Caulerpa lentillifera)

Marine Genomics Unit's ongoing research, the sea cavier (Caulerpa lentillifera) genome decoding, was introduced in an article of Nikkei Biothech on the issue of May 16th, 2016.

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Dr. Friedman, contributing to the establishment and promotion of OIST, receives the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun Award

Dr. Jerome Friedman received local reporters during his stay in Okinawa after he received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun Award. The Okinawa Television Broadcasting (OTV) news broadcast his interview and showed his contribution to OIST in its early days.

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Antioxidents to Stay Young : Majour Source is Well-known Beverage

Inspired by an interview with Prof. Mitsuhiro Yanagida (G0 Cell Unit), Nikkei Business Publications' reporter proposed ways to intake more antioxidant in order to keep readers young.

Prof. Yanagida explained about 14 age-related compounds in human blood based on his latest study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He emphasized the importance of antioxident to stay healthy throughout our life.

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