Greeting from Director of JST Singapore Office
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Thank you for visiting the website of the JST Singapore Office. I am Emi Kaneko, director since April 1, 2019
Frequently asked questions:
"What are the functions of JST's overseas offices?”
"Please think of the office as a miniature JST."
JST is an organization with an annual budget of about 114 billion yen, its three activity pillars being the "planning and proposal of R&D strategy co-creating the future", "creation of knowledge and transformation to economic and social value", and "promotion of future co-creation and the nurturing of human resources”. JST carries out these activities in collaboration with related universities, research institutes, companies and schools.
The Singapore office is a gateway connecting Southeast Asia and South Asia to Japan's universities, research institutes and companies, and vice versa.
The following are descriptions of activities conducted with Southeast Asian and South Asian people, and think tank functions that contribute to JST's three key activity pillars.
1. Multi-lateral funding program (e-ASIA Joint Research Program)
A program for countries participating in the East Asia Summit, working together to find science & technology solutions to global problems affecting Southeast Asia.
2. Sakura Science Plan
A program inviting overseas high school students to Japan to support the development of friendly international relations and human resources development among the younger generations.
* We focus on the following countries in Southeast/Southwest Asia:
<Southeast Asia> Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
<Southwest Asia> Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
3. Young Generation Human Resource Development Program
A program supporting science and mathematics education in designated high schools (Super Science High Schools) and spurring on future researchers. A Student Fair is held once a year to present results, and high school students from around 10 countries are invited to participate in science and mathematics education programs.
https://www.jst.go.jp/cpse/ssh/index.html (Japanese only)
We also propose research and development strategies based on science, technology and innovation (STI) trends and policies in Japan and overseas.
Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS)
A think tank making comprehensive proposals for research and development in Japan.
Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy
A center conducting research and demonstration experiments aimed at realizing a low carbon society in Japan.
If you are interested in Japanese research and development, please contact the JST Singapore office anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
Overseas Branch Office
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) aims to establish Japan as a nation built on the creativity of science and technology, as a core organization for implementing Japan's science and technology policy in line with the objectives of the Science and Technology Basic Plan.
About JST Singapore Office (Singapore Office)
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) established its Singapore Office in July 2009 which has taken over the function of our South-East Asia regional office from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. JST Singapore Office focuses on strengthening cooperation as well as promoting mutual understanding between JST and our counterpart organizations, scientists and researchers in South and Southeast Asian countries. In addition, the office provides not only useful information, but also various opportunities for cooperative programs and projects to enhance scientific cooperation in the region.