Dr Miyoko O. Watanabe
Deputy Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Dr. Miyoko O. Watanabe serves at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) as Deputy Executive Director, Director-General of Center for Science Communication and also Director of Office for Diversity and Inclusion. She has a long experience of research in semiconductor physics at Toshiba R&D Center in Japan, and also conducted research in Dalhousie University, Canada, and the University of Birmingham, UK. Returning to Toshiba, she served there at different positions, including that of Executive Quality Leader at Innovation Division in the headquarters. She joined JST in 2014 and is serving, there up to now. Currently she is the chair of both of Science Agora and the Gender Summit 10. She is also a member of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), Chair of Committee on Comprehensive and Synthetic Engineering in SCJ, and a member of Specialist Committee on Gender Equality in the Council for Gender Equality of the Japanese Cabinet Office.