National Astronomical Observatory of Japan



The role of the Offce of International Relations (OIR) is to promote and support international research projects conducted by NAOJ research staff.

In implementing this objective, we:

  1. lend support to international research projects,
  2. act as a contact point for international exchange with overseas astronomy research organizations,
  3. distribute information about international astronomy projects,
  4. assist organizing international conferences and seminars,
  5. help to provide accommodation for overseas researchers and students coming to the NAOJ,
  6. act as an international hub for the Japanese astronomy community.

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