• 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

  • Obesity disrupts normal liver function in mice

    February 28, 2024

    Obesity disrupts normal liver function in mice
    Your liver plays a vital role in your metabolism, the biological process which converts food into energy. We know that being overweight can negatively affect metabolic activity, but not exactly how. To better understand this, researchers compared the livers of mice which were a typical weight with mice which were obese. …
  • Single-cell colocalization analysis using a deep generative model

    February 28, 2024

    Single-cell colocalization analysis using a deep generative model
    Analyzing colocalization of single cells with heterogeneous molecular phenotypes is essential for understanding cell-cell interactions, and cellular responses to external stimuli and their biological functions in diseases and tissues. However, existing computational methodologies identified the colocalization patterns between predefined cell populations, …
  • Mitochondrial activation in transplanted cells promotes regenerative therapy for heart healing

    February 28, 2024

    Mitochondrial activation in transplanted cells promotes regenerative therapy for heart healing
    Heart failure stands as a leading cause of mortality worldwide, demanding advanced treatment options. Despite the urgency for more effective treatments, options for severe heart failure remain limited. Cell transplantation therapy has emerged as a promising ray of hope, as it can be used in regenerative therapy to heal the heart. …
  • International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) held for the first time in Japan

    February 14, 2024

    International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) held for the first time in Japan
    Among the International Science Olympiads in which junior and senior high school students participate from all over the world, JST has supported competitions in seven subjects: mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, information, earth science, and geography. In 2023, Japan hosted the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) for the first time and …
  • Science Advisors’ Roundtable 2023

    November 21, 2023

    Science Advisors’ Roundtable 2023
    On Saturday, September 30, 2023, the Center for Research and Development Strategies (CRDS) and the Office for International Science and Technology Policy and Information Study jointly hosted the Science Advisors’ Roundtable 2023 at the Kyoto International Conference Center. …
  • JST and National Research Council of Italy (CNR) sign a Memorandum of Cooperation

    October 03, 2023

    JST and National Research Council of Italy (CNR) sign a Memorandum of Cooperation
    On September 29th 2023 at the Embassy of Italy in Tokyo, HASHIMOTO Kazuhito, President of JST, and Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza, President of CNR, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between JST and CNR. The signing ceremony took place during President Carrozza’s visit to Japan. …

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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