About JST

Message from the President

image:Japan Science and Technology Agency President Hamaguchi Michinari

In the 20th year of the 21st Century, we welcomed in the Reiwa era. We are living through the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where dramatic developments in AI, IoT and related technologies are bringing significant changes to both our economies and daily lives. This is also a time where we face the serious and diverse problems of microplastics pollution, climate change, refugee crises, and in Japan both an ageing and shrinking population.