Council for Science, Technology and Innovation(CSTI)
CSTI is a council within Japan's cabinet office, led by the prime minister, ministers in charge of science/technology policies, and experts. It aims to plan and formulate fundamental policies on science, technology and innovation. Recent progress can be found on the link below.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
MEXT is in charge of education, science/technology, sports and culture. From the link, you can view statistics, policies and recent trends in these fields. It also touches upon international collaboration in higher education including Asia. By reading the white paper, you can familiarize yourself with Japan's recent situation in the field of science and technology.
Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST)
JST is one of the core institutions responsible for the implementation of science and technology policy in Japan. To ensure that the fruits of research are shared with society, JST undertakes its mission in a comprehensive manner. JST also works to provide a sound information infrastructure and to raise awareness of science/technology-related issues in Japan.
Japan Atomic Energy Agency(JAEA)
JAEA is the sole nuclear energy related research institute in Japan. Its mission is to pioneer the future of nuclear energy and to contribute to the well-being of human society by prioritizing safety.
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
The main objective of JAMSTEC is the advancement of academic research and marine science/technology. To fulfill this objective, JAMSTEC promotes both fundamental and advanced research for the benefit of peace and well-being of mankind.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
JAXA was born through the merger of three institutions. It was designated as a core performance agency to support the government's overall aerospace development and utilization. JAXA, therefore, can conduct integrated operations from basic R&D, to utilization.
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)
NIED's mission is to protect people from life-threatening disasters and to develop technology for a disaster-resilient society.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
NIMS specializes in research concerning materials (organic/polymeric and inorganic). Our materials research takes the next generation into perspective. This is in line with our theme; "Materials research for creating tomorrow".
National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)
NIRS is a world-leading radiological research institute with outstanding research levels and facilities. It promotes development of diagnostics/therapy using radiological applications. NIRS also investigates adverse effects of radiation to human health/natural environment and how to protect ourselves from radiation exposure.
RIKEN is Japan's largest comprehensive research institution renowned for high-quality research in a diverse range of scientific disciplines.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
JSPS's main functions are to foster young researchers, to promote international scientific cooperation, to award Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, to support scientific cooperation between the academia and industry, and to collect and distribute information on scientific research activities.
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
AMED promotes integrated R&D in the field of medicine. From basic research to clinical trials, it establishes, maintains, and provides funding for integrated R&D through practical application.
National Institute of Informatics (NII)
NII seeks to advance integrated R&D activities in information-related fields such as networking, software, and content. NII focuses on partnerships and joint efforts with universities, research institutions throughout Japan, as well as industries and civilian organizations.