Once a week, starting at 9:30.
In the journal club, one of the students introduces one or more recent interesting papers together with associated information.
In the progress report, one person on the shift presents the results of his/her own experiments.
The seminar students and staff members take an overnight tour.
Lecturers from elsewhere in Japan, or from overseas, are invited to speak at seminars held thoroughout the year.
After each seminar, a discussion and a social event are held.
Scientific societies attended include: the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan: Japanese Biochemical Society: Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research: Japan Diabetes Society: the Japanese Society of Connective Tissue Research: the International Glycoconjugate Symposium: the International Carbohydrate Symposium: and the International Proteoglycan Symposium.