Organizational Structure

(As of October 1. 2021)

Under the leadership of its Director-General, RISTEX conducts R&D on science and technology for society within JST's Strategic Basic Research Programs system, and is also involved in administration related to other R&D with the following organizational structure.

Governing Board

The RISTEX Governing Board is composed of Director-General and experts who discuss matters vital to the management of RISTEX such as setting, modifying, and terminating R&D Focus Areas/Programs.

Evaluation Committee

The Evaluation Committee is composed of experts who conduct mid-term and ex-post evaluations on the achievement of R&D goals and the progress.

Department of Planning and Management

Under its Director, the Department of Planning and Management conducts management of R&D Focus Areas/ Programs and carries out support activities, planning, public relations, and other administrative tasks related to R&D. It also conducts a series of Social Issue Surveys and activities related to issues anticipated to become prominent with social implementation of emerging technologies (ELSI).

R&D promoted by funding

Regarding R&D promoted by funding, a wide range of activities including the selection, administration and management of R&D projects is conducted under respective Program Supervisors.

R&D promoted by funding

Governing Board

In alphabetical order

KOBAYASHI Shinichi Director and Specially Appointed Professor of Research Institute for Higher Education, Dean of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University
MARUYA Hiroaki Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
ONO Yuri General Manager, Corporate Communication Division, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
SHIMIZU Keiko President, Sawayaka Well-being Foundation

Evaluation Committee

In alphabetical order
*: Committee chairperson

ANME Tokie Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba
HAYASHI Takayuki Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
KAMIO Yoko Visiting Professor, Ochanomizu University
KAMISATO Tatsuhiro Professor, Graduate School of Global and Transdisciplinary Studies, Chiba University
KIMURA Yoko Member of the board of directors, Nara Prefectural University
NAKAMURA Yasuhide President, Friends of WHO Japan
SUZUKI Tatsujiro * Vice Director, Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA)
YUKI Akio Chairman, Tomizawa Gakuen Educational Foundation
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