The 1st Regional Meeting of Asian Young Scientists, co-organised by the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and the Young Academy of Japan, took place in Tokyo, Japan. The main goal of the meeting was to create a unique opportunity for exchanging ideas, networking and developing purposeful and focused visions among top-notch scientists from Asian nations. The two-day programme included rich discussions on various challenging topics encountered by Asian scientists. The meeting brought together 21 young scientists from 12 Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan.
The next meeting of the Asian regional network will take place in Japan as well.