Guest Speakers


The Millennium Science Forum is held annually at the British Embassy in Tokyo with distinguished Japanese and British speakers from the scientific community.

1st (1999)

Shunichi Kobayashi, President, RIKEN Sir Peter Williams, Chairman, PARC

2nd(1999)

Akito Arima, Member of the House of Councilors Sir Martin Wood, Oxford Instruments plc

3rd (2000)

Leona Ezaki, President, Shibaura Institute of Technology

4th (2001)

Mamoru Mori, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Prof. Lord Robert May, Oxford University

5th (2002)

Jyunjiro Kanemori, International Institute for Advanced Studies Prof. Sir Harold Kroto

6th (2003)

Prof. Sumio Iijima, Meijo University Prof. Robin Nicholas, Oxford University

7th (2004)

Akira Tonomura, Fellow, Hitachi Ltd. Prof. Lord Robert May, Oxford University

8th (2005)

Shoji Tanaka, Director General, ISTEC Superconductivity Research Laboratory Prof. Laurence Eaves, Nottingham University

9th (2006)

Prof. Maki Kawai, The University of Tokyo Prof. Martyn Chamberlain, Durham University

10th (2007)

Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies Prof. Maurice Skolnick, The University of Sheffield

11th (2008)

Prof. Michael Brady, Oxford University

12th (2009)

Sukekatsu Ushioda, President, NIMS Prof. Stephen Holloway, Liverpool University

13th (2010)

Prof. Hideo Hosono, Tokyo Institute of Technology Prof. Tomas Jungwirth, Nottingham University

14th (2011)

Prof. Tsuneya Ando, Tokyo Institute of Technology Prof. Tony Cheetham, University of Cambridge

15th (2012)

Koichi Kitazawa, Advisor, JST Prof. Robin Nicholas, University of Oxford

16th (2013)

Prof. Seigo Tarucha, The University of Tokyo Sir Peter Williams, Chairman, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

17th (2014)

Prof. Akira Fujishima, President, Tokyo University of Science Dr. Julie Maxton, Executive Director, Royal Society

18th (2015)

Prof. Masaki Takata, Tohoku University Prof. Kevin O'Grady, University of York

19th (2016)

Prof. Kohzo Ito, The University of Tokyo Prof. Chris Done, Durham University

20th (2017)

Prof. Eleanor Campbell, University of Edinburgh Mr. Griff Jones, British Embassy

21st (2018)

Prof. Motoko Kotani, Tohoku University Prof. Atsufumi Hirohata, University of York

22nd (2019)

Prof. Jian Ping GONG, Hokkaido University Prof. J. Paul Attfield, University of Edinburgh

23rd (2021)

Prof. Makoto Fujita, The University of Tokyo Prof. Suchitra Sebastian, University of Cambridge (on-line)