• 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.

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  • Human-robot-AI teamwork accelerates regenerative medicine

    June 30, 2022

    Human-robot-AI teamwork accelerates regenerative medicine
    A joint research group led by Genki Kanda at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) has developed a robotic artificial intelligence (AI) system for autonomously determining the optimal conditions for growing replacement retina layers necessary for vision. The AI controlled a trial and error process spanning 200 million possible conditions that …
  • Rhodopsin-bestrophin fusion proteins from unicellular algae form gigantic pentameric ion channels

    June 30, 2022

    Rhodopsin-bestrophin fusion proteins from unicellular algae form gigantic pentameric ion channels
    Many organisms sense light using rhodopsins, photoreceptive proteins containing a retinal chromophore. Here we report the discovery, structure and biophysical characterization of bestrhodopsins, a microbial rhodopsin subfamily from marine unicellular algae, in which one rhodopsin domain of eight transmembrane helices or, more often, two such domains in tandem, …
  • Supernumerary virtual robotic arms can feel like part of our body

    June 28, 2022

    Supernumerary virtual robotic arms can feel like part of our body
    Research teams at the University of Tokyo, Keio University and Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan have developed a virtual robotic limb system which can be operated by users’ feet in a virtual environment as extra, or supernumerary, limbs. After training, users reported feeling like the virtual robotic arms had become part of their own body. …
  • Novel fabrication method for microfluidic devices

    June 10, 2022

    Novel fabrication method for microfluidic devices
    A research team at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) led by Professor Easan Sivaniah, has advanced the miniaturization of the Organized Microfibrillation (OM) technology under the framework of START Project Promotion Type (Commercialization Support). Based on this technology, …
  • Future Trends and Emerging Technologies in Synthetic Biology Workshop

    March 31, 2022

    Future Trends and Emerging Technologies in Synthetic Biology Workshop
    As part of JST’s efforts to promote collaboration between Australia and Japan, the Future Trends and Emerging Technologies in Synthetic Biology Workshop was co-organized by the Asia and Pacific Research Center (APRC) of JST, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Department of Industry, Science, …
  • JST organized a Scientific Session at the 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting

    March 31, 2022

    JST organized a Scientific Session at the 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting was held virtually from February 17 to 20, 2022. JST organized a Scientific Session titled “Building a resilient society through evidence and trust”. In line with the theme of the 2023 AAAS Annual Meeting "Empower with Evidence", the session shared experiences of scientific …

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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