Effective communication of research to the public, using appropriate tone and style of English, is becoming more and more important and needs university investment. That was the main message from Edanz Group at a seminar given at the first annual conference of the Research Manager and Administrator Network - Japan (RMANJ), held in Shinshu University, Nagano, on 1 September 2015.

Edanz Group (known as Liwenbianji in China) met with more than 400 postgraduates and early-career researchers during a seminar tour of Beijing from 20 to 29 July 2015.

Edanz Group was invited to give two guest lectures in research communication, on 6 and 7 July 2015, at Nagasaki University, Japan. On 6 July, Dr Andrew Jackson lectured on manuscript writing to the audience of 120 graduate students and early-career researchers, and on 7 July, Dr Trevor Lane lectured on and demonstrated good presentation techniques.

Waseda University, Japan, has signed up Edanz Group as a regular supplier of educational services, including seminars and interactive workshops in research communication for its staff and students.

Shinshu University, Japan, has agreed to a collaboration in which Edanz Group will deliver graduate career development workshops for the next three years. And on 27 June 2015, Dr Trevor Lane and Ms Ayli Chong led the first workshop of the series for 20 international students of the Advanced Leading Graduate Program at Shinshu University.

On 14 June 2015, Dr Trevor Lane (Education Director and Senior Publishing Consultant) was invited to give a two-hour writing workshop for primary care physicians attending the Sixth Annual Japan Primary Care Association Conference in Tsukuba, Japan.