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Promoting Science Communication
We promote science communication with two major pillars: 1) to enhance communication among citizens that is critical to have them enjoy the benefits of science and technology; and 2) to develop students from elementary school through high school to be future scientists. In addition, we operate National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), a flagship center for all to share information about cutting-edge science and technology.
- Science Education Assistant Allocation Project
This project aims to create more fulfilling science classes by utilizing people from outside as Science Education Assistants (SEAs) and Guest Teachers. SEAs supports observation and experiment activities, while Guest Teachers conduct classes in which connection between the study contents and social activities can be clearly understood.
- Science Partnership Project (SPP)
SPP supports nurturing intellectual pursuits of junior and senior high school students. Junior and senior high schools and universities collaboratively develop interests in S&T, science and math, through experiential and problem-solving learning activities led by active researchers.
- Support for Super Science High Schools (SSHs)
Schools that belong to SSH emphasize S&T and science and math education specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT). SSH performs R&D to produce curriculums with an emphasis on science and math, and provides advanced S&T learning experiences that aim to nurture international S&T personnel for the future generations, through collaboration with universities and public research institutions.
- Supporting Student Contests in Science and Technology
This project supports S&T contests which are annual competitions for secondary school students. Its purpose is to stimulate interests in science, develop problem-solving skills and foster future scientists. The scale and the awareness of each contest have been expanding every year through the JST's supporting activities.
- National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Miraikan is a publicly open science museum that was built in hope of sharing new intellect of the 21st century. In its 8th year of operation, the cumulative number of visitors has exceeded 5 million people as of August 2008.