CNRS-KEK International Research Laboratory -Toshiko Yuasa Laboratory (TYL) has been launched .

On August 1, 2023, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and KEK created the International Research Laboratory called “Toshiko Yuasa Laboratory (TYL)”. The agreement with CNRS to jointly establish this Toshiko Yuasa Laboratory was reached in order to further strengthen what has been conducted as a bilateral research activity between French and Japanese teams since 2006. TYL is a research center between CNRS and KEK located at KEK Tsukuba Campus to promote the collaboration regarding to accelerator R&D and accelerator-based experiments, such as the Belle II experiment .

The Director is Dr. Karim TRABELSI from IN2P3 affiliated to CNRS and Co-Director is Dr. Shoji HASHIMOTO from IPNS of KEK. This laboratory will strengthen cooperation between the two countries and promote research activities.