• 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.
  • Science Agora
    Science Agora
  • Science Olympiad 2019 Ithaca, NY(May 31-June 1 JST Washington, D.C. Office)
    Science Olympiad 2019 Ithaca, NY(May 31-June 1 JST Washington, D.C. Office)

News

  • Spin transport in insulators without exchange stiffness

    October 23, 2019

    Spin transport in insulators without exchange stiffness
    The discovery of new materials that efficiently transmit spin currents has been important for spintronics and material science. The electric insulator Gd3Ga5O12 (GGG), a standard substrate for growing magnetic films, can be a spin current generator, but has never been considered as a superior conduit for spin currents. Here we report spin current propagation in paramagnetic GGG over several microns. …
  • An oxyl/oxo mechanism for oxygen-oxygen coupling in PSII revealed by an x-ray free-electron laser

    October 17, 2019

    An oxyl/oxo mechanism for oxygen-oxygen coupling in PSII revealed by an x-ray free-electron laser
    Oxygenic photosynthesis uses a Mn4CaO5 cluster in the oxygen-evolving complex to extract electrons from water and produce dioxygen. Visualizing each of the chemical states in this process, S0 to S4, and assigning chemical identities and mechanisms on the basis of structures has been a challenge addressed recently by work at x-ray free-electron lasers. …
  • Announcement of Winners and Awards Ceremony for the 1st Brilliant Female Researchers Award (The Jun Ashida Award)

    October 17, 2019

    Announcement of Winners and Awards Ceremony for the 1st Brilliant Female Researchers Award (The Jun Ashida Award)
    We received 104 applications for the Brilliant Female Researcher Award and 12 applications for the Award for an Organization Supporting Brilliant Female Researchers during the very first application period from April 1 to June 30, 2019. After a screening by a selection committee consisting of external experts, the winners of one Brilliant Female Researcher Award (The Jun Ashida Award) and one Organization Supporting Brilliant Female Researchers Award (The Jun Ashida Award) were decided upon. …
  • October 24, 2019

    Japanese – German – French Conference: AI For SDGs – How Can AI Help Solve Environmental Challenges?
    During the trilateral DWIH conference on October 24th – the United Nations Day – speakers from Germany, Japan and France will gather in Tokyo to share insights into the potential of AI to combat environmental challenges. The event is open to the public and targets experts from science, industry and policy-making backgrounds.
  • Nobember 01, 2019

    Creating a Sustainable Society through Multiple Generations and Diverse Individuals: Passing on our Nature, Culture and Wishes to Future Generations
    SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) set by the United Nations in 2015 are goals that both developed and developing countries will strive to achieve. With an aging population and low birth rate, Japan faces many issues such as fiscal deficit, environmental issues, depopulation in rural areas and increased risks of natural disasters, some of which have to be tackled ahead of other countries.
  • Nobember 15-17, 2019

    Science Agora 2019
    Science Agora has functioned as a platform for promoting dialogue between science and society. By providing an opportunity for multiple stakeholders to interact and collaborate with each other, Science Agora promotes the use of outcomes such as those leading to policy-making, problem solving, and knowledge creation.

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

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