• 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

  • SICORP

    February 01, 2023

    JST to fund six projects as a part of the EIG CONCERT-Japan framework of the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)
    The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (HASHIMOTO Kazuhito, President) has approved funding for six new joint research projects in the research field of …
  • New species of microalgae discovered

    February 01, 2023

    New species of microalgae discovered
    A new species of microalgae was found in water from a home aquarium. While analyzing DNA samples taken from the algae, researchers from the University of Tokyo discovered Medakamo hakoo, whose DNA sequence didn’t match any on record. This new species is the smallest known freshwater green algae, with inherent qualities which enable it to be cultured stably …
  • No cap removal, no fertilization

    February 01, 2023

    No cap removal, no fertilization
    Fertilization is the union of two cells: an egg and a sperm. Before the egg and the sperm fuse, an event known as the “acrosome reaction” needs to occur in the sperm. Now, a team from Osaka University has identified a protein called FER1L5 that is essential for sperm to undergo the acrosome reaction. …
  • Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 14

    January 31, 2023

    Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 15
    The Department of NBDC Program held the “Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 15” on January 26, 2023.
    Under the theme of “Utilizing the UCSC Genome Browser,” we conducted three lectures: (1)Understanding various utilities in the UCSC Genome Browser, …
  • Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 14

    December 28, 2022

    Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 14
    The Department of NBDC Program held the “Integrated Database Workshop: AJACS Online 14” on December 22, 2022.
    Under the theme of “Brower-based mRNA-seq data analysis,” we conducted a lecture “Evaluating RNA-seq data on the browser.” A total of 282 participants from universities, …
  • JST co-organized a thematic session with the Young Academy of Japan at the World Science Forum 2022

    December 27, 2022

    JST co-organized a thematic session with the Young Academy of Japan at the World Science Forum 2022
    The World Science Forum (WSF), a biennial international forum to discuss the interconnection between science and society and the role of science in tackling the global challenges facing humanity, was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 6-9 December 2022. JST co-organized a session with the Young Academy of Japan (YAJ) to deepen the discussion …

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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