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Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of Japan on Cooperation in Science and Technology

E102070 - CTS 1986 No.17

The Government of Canada and the Government of Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Contracting Parties”),

DESIRING to strengthen further the close and friendly ties between their two countries,

RECALLING the benefits derived from their extensive and successful scientific and technological relationship,

WISHING to broaden the scope of scientific and technological cooperation through the creation of a productive partnership for peaceful purposes and for their mutual benefit,

REAFFIRMING the desirability of the expansion of scientific and technological cooperation involving entities in the public and private sectors, and

BELIEVING that such cooperation is of advantage in enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of the peoples of their respective countries,

Have agreed as follows:

Article I

The Contracting Parties shall develop cooperative activities in science and technology in such fields as may be mutually agreed for peaceful purposes on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

Article II

  1. Cooperative activities under this Agreement may include:
    1. meetings of various forms, such as those of experts, to discuss and exchange information on scientific and technological aspects of general or specific subjects and to identify research and development projects and programs that may be usefully undertaken on a cooperative basis;
    2. exchange of information on activities, policies, practices, and legislation and regulations concerning research and development;
    3. visits and exchanges of scientists, technical personnel, or other experts on general or specific subjects;
    4. implementation of agreed cooperative projects and programs; and
    5. other forms of cooperative activities as may be mutually agreed.
  2. Costs for the cooperative activities under this Agreement shall be borne as may be mutually agreed.

Article III

  1. Implementing arrangements setting forth the details and procedures of the specific cooperative activities under this Agreement may be made between the Contracting Parties or their agencies, whichever is appropriate.
  2. Cooperative activities under the Canada-Japan Science and Technology Consultations existing at the time of the entry into force of this Agreement are, in principle, subject to the Agreement.

Article IV

  1. For the purpose of effective implementation of this Agreement, the Contracting Parties shall establish a Joint Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, the functions of which shall be:
    1. to exchange information and views on scientific and technological policy issues;
    2. to review the cooperative activities and accomplishments under this Agreement; and
    3. to provide advice to the Contracting Parties with regard to the implementation of this Agreement and the orientation of the cooperative activities thereunder.
  2. The Joint Committee shall meet in principle every two years alternately in Canada and Japan at mutually agreed times.

Article V

The provisions of this Agreement shall be subject to the laws and regulations in force in each country.

Article VI

Each Contracting Party shall accord to the persons carrying out the cooperative activities under this Agreement all possible facilities.

Article VII

  1. Scientific and technological information of a non-proprietary nature arising from the cooperative activities under this Agreement may be made available to the public in accordance with the normal procedures.
  2. The Contracting Parties will give due consideration to the protection and the distribution of intellectual property rights or other rights of a proprietary nature resulting from the cooperative activities under this Agreement and will consult with each other for this purpose as necessary.

Article VIII

Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prejudice other agreements for cooperation between the Contracting Parties, existing at the date of signature of this Agreement or concluded thereafter.

Article IX

  1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of signature thereof. It shall remain in force for three years and will continue in force thereafter unless terminated by either Contracting Party at the end of the initial three-year period or at any time thereafter by giving to the other Contracting Party at least six months’ written advance notice of its intention to terminate this Agreement.
  2. The termination of this Agreement shall not affect the carrying out of any project or program undertaken under this Agreement and not fully executed at the time of the termination of this Agreement.

DONE at Tokyo on the seventh day of May, 1986, in duplicate, in the English, French and Japanese languages, each version being equally authentic.


Barry C. Steers
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Shintaro Abe
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

Agreed Minutes

The representatives of the Government of Canada and the Government of Japan have reached the following agreement during the negotiations for the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Japan on Cooperation in Science and Technology:

With respect to the cooperative activities referred to in Articles I and II of the Agreement, the Contracting Parties may, as appropriate, be supported by entities in both the public and private sectors in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in each country.

Tokyo, May 7, 1986


Barry C. Steers
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Shintaro Abe
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN