Chile-Japan Joint Workshop for Non-ferrous Mining and Smelting
(Satellite Conference of UTokyo Forum 2013 @Santiago, Chile)

The Chile-Japan Joint Workshop for Non-ferrous Mining and Smelting was held on November 6, 2013, in Santiago, Chile. This workshop is part of UTokyo Forum 2013, which is a biennial event to promote the academic and student exchange programs and to introduce the latest research activities of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). In 2013, the UTokyo Forum was held in Chile and Brazil; it included a number of events, such as study fairs, symposia, and sessions in various fields.
This workshop, co-organized by the Endowed Research Unit for Non-ferrous Metal Recovery Engineering (JX Metals Endowed Unit), provided an opportunity for exchanges between Chile and Japan, which are both engaged in the development of mining, processing, smelting, and environmental technologies for non-ferrous metal production. After opening remarks by Prof. Masafumi Maeda (Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo) and his Excellency Hidenori Murakami (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in Chile), eight lectures were provided by speakers of the University of Tokyo, the University of Chile, the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation, the Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC).
About eighty attendees from two countries broadened exchanges beyond the boundaries of industry, academia, and government, and discussed the future direction of development in industrial technologies and related academic pursuits.

Ambassador Hidenori Murakami

Professor Masafumi Maeda

November 2013 at Inter Continental Santiago, Chile