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.
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.
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.
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.
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.