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Hiroaki Kitazawa (Senior Researcher (Cushioning Packaging, Food Distribution))

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Nobutaka Nakamura (Senior researcher)

Nobutaka Nakamura (Senior researcher)

Daisuke Nei (Senior researcher)



Food Research Institute, NARO is the only research organisation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries which conducts research specifically in the area of food related science and technology. The institute covers extensive research subjects ranging from ‘scientific analysis on food and health’, ‘development of technology to ensure the safety of food’ to ‘development of innovative distribution and processing technologies.’ While implementing the most advanced technology, the institute makes their best efforts to work on the relevant basic research as well as to support on-going research projects.


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

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IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at