About JST > Content of Activities
Promoting Science Communication
We promote science communication with two major pillars: 1) to enhance communication among citizens that is critical to have them enjoy the benefits of science and technology; and 2) to develop students from elementary school through high school to be future scientists. In addition, we operate National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), a flagship center for all to share information about cutting-edge science and technology.
- Science Partnership Project (SPP)(Japanese text only)
SPP supports nurturing intellectual pursuits of junior and senior high school students. Junior and senior high schools and universities collaboratively develop interests in S&T, science and math, through experiential and problem-solving learning activities led by active researchers.
- Support for Super Science High Schools (SSHs)(Japanese text only)
Schools that belong to SSH emphasize S&T and science and math education specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT). SSH performs R&D to produce curriculums with an emphasis on science and math, and provides advanced S&T learning experiences that aim to nurture international S&T personnel for the future generations, through collaboration with universities and public research institutions.
- Supporting Student Contests in Science and Technology(Japanese text only)
This project supports S&T contests which are annual competitions for secondary school students. Its purpose is to stimulate interests in science, develop problem-solving skills and foster future scientists. The scale and the awareness of each contest have been expanding every year through the JST's supporting activities.
- National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Miraikan is a publicly open science museum that was built in hope of sharing new intellect of the 21st century. In its 8th year of operation, the cumulative number of visitors has exceeded 5 million people as of August 2008.