• 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

  • Breaking the skill limit, pianists attain more delicate touch

    November 25, 2020

    Breaking the skill limit, pianists attain more delicate touch
    In JST Strategic Basic Research Programs, Drs. Masato Hirano and Shinichi Furuya, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., discovered a training method to further improve the delicate touch of pianists.Experts such as pianists, athletes and surgeons acquire advanced skills through tremendous amounts of practice. …
  • Experimental evolution reveals how bacteria gain drug resistance

    November 25, 2020

    Experimental evolution reveals how bacteria gain drug resistance
    A research team at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan has succeeded in experimentally evolving the common bacteria Escherichia coli under pressure from a large number of individual antibiotics. In doing so, they were able to identify the mechanisms and constraints underlying evolved drug resistance. …
  • Imaging the coupling between itinerant electrons and localised moments in the centrosymmetric skyrmion magnet GdRu2Si2

    November 25, 2020

    Imaging the coupling between itinerant electrons and localised moments in the centrosymmetric skyrmion magnet GdRu2Si2
    Magnetic skyrmions were thought to be stabilised only in inversion-symmetry breaking structures, but skyrmion lattices were recently discovered in inversion symmetric Gd-based compounds, spurring questions of the stabilisation mechanism. A natural consequence of a recent theoretical proposal, a coupling between itinerant electrons and localised magnetic moments, …
  • Uncovering the extent of lead poisoning in the Kabwe mine area in Zambia—Investigating the impact of lead, cadmium, and zinc from mining sites on nearby residents’ hematopoiesis and liver and kidney functions (Reported by the SATREPS Project in Zambia)

    November 24, 2020

    Uncovering the extent of lead poisoning in the Kabwe mine area in Zambia
    Dr. Hokuto Nakata from Hokkaido University, a research member of the SATREPS project currently underway in Zambia called “Visualization of Impact of Chronic/Latent Chemical Hazard and Geo-Ecological Remediation” (Principal Investigator: Prof. Mayumi Ishizuka from Hokkaido University), measured the concentration of lead, …
  • The more accurately mimic, the lower performance

    November 19, 2020

    The more accurately mimic, the lower performance
    Yoshiaki Hashimoto (Associate Professor, University of Hyogo/Museum of Nature and Human Activities in Hyogo) discovered that Myrmarachne cost the jumping and prey-capture …
  • Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 1 held

    November 02, 2020

    Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 2 held
    The National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) held the “Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 2” on October 14, 2020. Under the theme of “Access to the sequence information,” …
  • SWITCH2020

    November 24, 2020

    SWITCH2020
    JST Singapore Office is running 6 virtual booths in TechInnovation which is part of The Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) 2020.
    SWITCH is the one-stop platform where innovation meets enterprise, with access to global startups, investors, corporates, innovation community and ecosystem players.
  • TechInnovation2020

    November 24, 2020

    TechInnovation2020
    JST Singapore Office is running 6 virtual booths in TechInnovation2020.
    TechInnovation is a premier technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI that gathers international technology seekers and providers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation in Singapore and the region.
  • JST connect 2020 - webinar 2: Bridging science and society at JST

    November 13, 2020

    JST connect 2020 - webinar 2: Bridging science and society at JST
    In this webinar we will explore how JST is reaching out to stakeholders and leveraging research results for the benefit of society. We will also hear about 'new normal' science communication activities and international cooperation at science center Miraikan.

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. Office established 1984.

    • 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 proposals, and supports activities such as the Japan-China University Fair & Forum. We run the website “Objective Japan”, providing information about Japan in Chinese language, and cooperate to hold the China-Japan Science and Technology Forum. We are also working to enhance JST's presence by participating in local government events. Office established 2002.

    • 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, scientists and researchers in the United States, as well as to study and analyze local STI policies and R&D trends. We also support various scientific collaborative arrangements with other countries in the Americas. Our office plays a key role when the JST president and contingent visit the US for important events such as the AAAS annual meeting. Office established 2004.

    • 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. Office established 2009.

    • Singapore Office
    • Singapore Office

    WEB Site