About JST

Message from the President

image:Japan Science and Technology Agency President Hashimoto Kazuhito

This is my first New Year’s message since becoming JST President in April 2022. Though the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still being felt across the world, I am pleased to see gradual signs of normalcy returning even as world politics and economics are affected by other sources of turbulence. Where reconstruction and change are in demand so too are science, technology, and innovation (STI), and as a center for Japan’s STI community we at JST are making a concerted drive to meet these demands.