Japanese ongoing projects in the field of Quantum Science (FY2021)

This is a list of ongoing projects in the field of Quantum Science in Japan, compiled to promote research collaborations between Japan and the US. Please click the bars you are interested in, and you will be redirected to the project websites and information about PIs (some projects do not have links due to a lack of English information).

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Quantum Technologies & applications

(security/computing application/life science/software)

  CREST "Quantum technology"      
  PRESTO "Quantum functionalization"          
  ERATO "Macroscopic quantum machines"          
    MIRAI "Quantum gyroscopes"
      MIRAI "Optical lattice clocks"
      MEXT "Q-LEAP"
        PRESTO "Quantum information processing"    
          MOONSHOT "Fault-tolerant universal quantum computer"
          COI-NEXT "Quantum software"
          COI-NEXT "Quantum navigation"
      CAO-SIP "Photonics & quantum technology"          
      MIC "Quantum cryptography in satellite communication"          
      NEDO "Superconducting parametro""          
      NEDO "Ising machine"          
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System integration & architecture
(computer R&D)
      CREST "Computational foundation"  
      PRESTO "Computing frontiers"      
        PRESTO "IoT"    
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Devices & circuit (electronics, photonics, spintronics etc.) CREST "Two-dimensional films"          
CREST "Advanced photonics"        
        CREST "Innovative optics & photonics"
        PRESTO "Innovative optics & photonics"    
          CREST "Information carriers"
          PRESTO "Information carriers"  
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Materials science     CREST "Revolutional materials development"    
    CREST "Thermal control"    
    PRESTO "Thermal control"        
      CREST "Topology"  
      PRESTO "Topology"      
        MIRAI "Innovative thermoelectric conversion"
          MIRAI "Innovation of photoelectric technologies"
        JSPS "Quantum liquid crystals"      
        JSPS "Hypermaterials"      
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Quantum Technology Innovation Hubs (2020-) [Ref]

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Hub Site Organization Contact Information
Quantum computer development hub RIKEN Office of the Center Director, RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing: quantum_info[at]ml.riken.jp
Quantum life science hub QST Quantum Life Science Research Hub, Head Quarter of Research Hub: qlsrh-info[at]qst.go.jp
Quantum secure network hub NICT NICT Quantum ICT Collaboration Center, General Planning Office: qictcc-info[at]ml.nict.go.jp
Quantum devices development hub AIST Department of Electronics and Manufacturing, Research Planning Office: rp-eleman-ml[at]aist.go.jp
Quantum materials hub NIMS Corporate Strategy Office, Corporate Planning Division: nims_qmh[at]ml.nims.go.jp
Quantum computing application hub University of Tokyo and business alliance University Corporate Collaboration Department, Corporate Partnership Group (Quantum Innovation Initiative Consortium Office) : kyosokenkyu.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Quantum software research hub Osaka University Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology (QIQB) : hp[at]qiqb.osaka-u.ac.jp
Quantum sensors hub Tokyo Institute of Technology Quantum navigation unit
Mikio Kozuma, Professor, Institute of Innovative Research (Quantum navigation unit) : kozuma[at]nav.iir.titech.ac.jp
Mutsuko Hatano, Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Q-LEAP) : hatano.m.ab[at]m.titech.ac.jp
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Source: Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

List of Acronyms

ERATO: JST’s basic research program to make Japan a world leader in science and technology
CREST: JST's basic research program conducted by a team or groups under the strategic sectors established by MEXT
PRESTO: JST's basic research program conducted by an individual researcher under the strategic sectors established by MEXT
MIRAI: JST’s high-risk and high-impact R&D program aiming at the proof of concept (POC) of technologically challenging goals to produce beneficial economic and social impacts.
SIP: Cross-ministerial strategic innovation promotion program led by CAO
COI-NEXT: JST’s industry-academia collaboration program to promote R&D achieving the social vision led by universities and research institutes. (Japanese only)
CAO: Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan
MIC: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan
AIST: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
JSPS: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
JST: Japan Science and Technology Agency
NEDO: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
NICT: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
QST: National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology

Contact us!

If you find a PI or a project that you would like to work together in the list, please contact JST Washington, D.C. Office. Note that we do not have the permission of the researchers themselves to make intermediation. It’s up to the thought and the circumstance of each side’s PI to make it happen, but we’d be happy to mediate collaboration in this precious opportunity. (May, 2021)

[Contact to] Dr. Kazuyoshi Shimada, Director of Washington, D.C. Office
kshimada[at]jst.go.jp (Please replace [at] with @ for send email), 202-821-3122

Engagement Initiative 2021

Go to https://www.nsf.gov/od/oise/IntlCollaborations/index.jsp, which is the link to the International Activities at NSF. Scroll down to Examples of Bilateral Collaboration. Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) about the Quantum Information Science and Engineering Research is listed along with the priority countries.