Welcome to the 4th Japan-Canada Joint Symposium on Coordination Chemistry

On behalf of the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry’s organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 4th Japan-Canada Joint Symposium on Coordination Chemistry in Fukuoka and Miyazaki. The 1st Japan-Canada Symposium was held in Banff in July 2009, and the second and third ones were held in Okinawa in November 2013 and in Vancouver in June 2014, respectively. These previous symposia were successful world-class scientific conferences thanks to the contributions of excellent researchers from both countries, and active discussions.  
The aims of the 4th symposium are:

1. To allow coordination chemists from Japan and the Canada to interact and exchange scientific findings, which often form the basis of a productive collaboration.
2. To stimulate and encourage young chemists and students to conduct research in coordination chemistry and pioneer a new field.
3. To forge new friendships and/or to deepen existing friendships of chemists in both countries.

We sincerely hope that all participants will benefit from a fruitful symposium, and enjoy their time in Fukuoka and Miyazaki. Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Professors, Garry Hanan and Ken Sakai, chairs of the organizing committee, and to all the people in Kyushu University who have contributed to make this symposium possible.

Hiroshi Nishihara
President of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Professor,
The University of Tokyo