• Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is an integrated organization of science and technology in our country that establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society.
    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is an integrated organization of science and technology in our country that establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society.

News

  • Researchers light the way for organic glow-in-the-dark materials

    November 30, 2021

    Researchers light the way for organic glow-in-the-dark materials
    Glow-in-the-dark materials are utilized worldwide for emergency signs, watches, and paint. This useful characteristic fuels a global market worth approximately US$400 million. But the inorganic crystals that are currently needed to generate this ability to a high level of performance require rare-earth metals …
  • Memristive Spintronic Neurons: Combining Two Cognitive Computing Nano-elements into One

    November 30, 2021

    Memristive Spintronic Neurons: Combining Two Cognitive Computing Nano-elements into One
    Sophisticated cognitive tasks, such as image and speech recognition, have seen recent breakthroughs thanks to deep learning. Even so, the human brain still executes these tasks without exerting much energy and with greater efficiency than any computer.The development of energy-efficient artificial neurons capable of emulating brain-inspired processes has …
  • Creating coherent motion based on coordinated microscopic movements

    November 30, 2021

    Creating coherent motion based on coordinated microscopic movements
    Thanks to work by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and collaborators, scientists are closer to creating devices that can use microscopic movements in a coordinated way to create coherent motion on a macroscopic scale. This replicates the way living organisms move in a different way from manmade mechanical devices. …
  • International Chemistry Olympiad was held online, hosted by Japan for the second time

    November 16, 2021

    International Chemistry Olympiad was held online, hosted by Japan for the second time
    The Japan Science and Technology Agency has supported science and technology contests since 2004. International Science Olympiads have been held and hosted by Japan several times, and numerous students have become Olympians in science. In 2021, the 53rd International Chemistry Olympic (IChO) was held remotely from July 25 to August 2. …
  • Symposium of Database Togo (Integration) 2021 held online

    October 25, 2021

    Symposium of Database Togo (Integration) 2021 held online
    The National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) held the Symposium of Database Togo (Integration) online on October 5, 2021. As NBDC commemorated 10 years since its launch, we planned a keynote lecture, talk sessions, and poster presentations and drew many participants from various organizations. …
  • The 11th Funding Agency Presidents’ Meeting

    October 25, 2021

    The 11th Funding Agency Presidents’ Meeting
    As part of the STS Forum, a major international science and technology conference held annually in Kyoto, JST in cooperation with German Research Foundation DFG hosted the 11th Funding Agency Presidents’ Meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held online on 14 September 2021. …
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Overseas Branch Offices

The JST overseas offices are strategically located to capture the latest science and technology trends in their respective regions, actively promote the global activities of JST-funded Japanese researchers and leverage global networks to enhance and internationalize Japan's S&T.

  • Paris Office

    We are JST's first-established overseas office, responsible for a wide range of countries within Europe and Africa. We negotiate and coordinate with relevant organizations and support the growth of JST's European operations, where science cooperation is often multi-layered and complex. We also play a vital role in transmitting local information back to JST headquarters, and are actively expanding our network of related organizations in order to improve Japan's S&T presence in Europe.

    • Paris Office
    • Paris Office

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  • Beijing Office

    The Beijing office communicates with Chinese government agencies in the coordination of international joint research programs, and supports activities such as the Japan-China University Fair & Forum and "Japan Window" - a website and public social media account providing information about Japan in Chinese language. We cooperate to hold the China-Japan Science and Technology Forum, and work to enhance JST's presence by participating in central and local government events.

    • Beijing Office
    • Beijing Office

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  • Washington D.C. Office

    At the Washington, DC Office our mission is to strengthen scientific cooperation between JST and our counterpart organizations, between JST and local scientists and researchers, as well as to study and analyze STI policies and R&D trends in the US. The office has also helped support various scientific collaborative arrangements with other countries in the Americas.

    • Washington D.C. Office
    • Washington D.C. Office

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  • Singapore Office

    South and Southeast Asia, home to more than 2 billion people, have achieved remarkable growth in recent years. Located among areas of diverse culture and history, the Singapore office strives to connect Japanese universities, research institutes and companies with these areas for the promotion of JST's operations in Asia. We are actively promoting student exchange program Sakura Science in addition to collaborative research programs offered by JST including e-ASIA, SATREPS, and CHIRP.

    • Singapore Office
    • Singapore Office

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  • India Liaison Office

    The India Liaison Office supports JST's Japan-India Collaboration Hubs for International Research Program (CHIRP), the Sakura Science Plan, SATREPS and other international cooperation projects with India. We build scientific networks, expand JST's presence, and investigate local science and technology trends. We are working to become a nexus of exchange between universities, research institutes and companies in Japan and India/South Asia.

    • India Liaison Office
    • India Liaison Office

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