• 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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  • Glycosylated queuosines in tRNAs optimize translational rate and post-embryonic growth

    November 27, 2023

    Glycosylated queuosines in tRNAs optimize translational rate and post-embryonic growth
    Transfer RNA (tRNA) modifications are critical for protein synthesis. Queuosine (Q), a 7-deaza-guanosine derivative, is present in tRNA anticodons. In vertebrate tRNAs for Tyr and Asp, Q is further glycosylated with galactose and mannose to generate galQ and manQ, respectively. However, biogenesis and physiological relevance of Q-glycosylation remain poorly understood. …
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    November 27, 2023

    Microautophagy is essential for preventing aging
    To age or not to age! How does aging affect organisms on a cellular level? What mechanisms help cells survive self-inflicted or external harm? It is known that lysosomes—critically important cellular structures—are crucial for digesting damaged cellular components and pathogens, and maintain stability within cells and tissues. But can they also be repaired, and if so, how? …
  • High-throughput analysis system of interaction kinetics for data-driven antibody design

    November 27, 2023

    High-throughput analysis system of interaction kinetics for data-driven antibody design
    Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is widely used for antigen–antibody interaction kinetics analysis. However, it has not been used in the screening phase because of the low throughput of measurement and analysis. Herein, we proposed a high-throughput SPR analysis system named “BreviA” using the Brevibacillus expression system. …

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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