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Dina Mikimoto

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Online vs in-person conferences: advantages, disadvantages and why we need both

Posted by , on 15 January 2024

All flavours of a conference – in-person, online, or maybe hybrid? Thinking back to my first conference, it was a confusing experience for me. It happened well into my PhD ...

Japan SciCom Forum 2023 - an apprentice science writer finding a place to belong

Posted by , on 19 December 2023

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of joining communities and finding your crowd. Following my own advice, I have joined the Japan SciComm Forum, the community for English-speaking ...

The science of the future

Posted by , on 18 September 2023

When I was a child, I loved the movie “The Fifth Element”—the people working together with living beings from other planets, the space travel while you sleep, the queer clothes, ...

You are not alone

Posted by , on 2 June 2023

Gender problems in STEM are familiar to women researchers in every corner of the world. Japan is no exception. In a culture that seeks harmony and balance with people around, ...