US, Russia competing for Asian nanotech alliances?

US-Japan young scientists symposium on nano-mechanics related systems
A joint US-Japan nanotechnology meeting was held on 8 October 2008 at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). This one-day meeting is a part of one-week visit of US team to several Japanese institutions, including University of Tokyo (6 October), AIST (Tsukuba, 7 October), NIMS (8 October), Kyoto University (10 October) and Osaka University (11 October).

Source: NanoNet Japan.

Russia and China Signs Agreement on Strategic Collaboration in the Field of Nanotechnology
The signing of the agreement took place during the visit to Russia of Wen Tszyabao, Chairman of State Council of China. Anatoly Chubais, Director General of RUSNANO, and Tsao Tszenlin, Deputy Minister for science and technology signed the document.

Source: NanoChina.

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