Japan Science and Technology Agency, JST

The Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST) is affiliated to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. JST plays a central role in Japan's Science and Technology Basic Plan. Based on science and technology targets issued by the government, JST engages in basic research, commercialization of new technologies, distribution of science and technology information, and in recent years it promotes international joint research and the fostering of next generation human resources. Its comprehensive contribution promotes the development of science and technology and helps solve a variety of social issues. JST continues to strengthen close relationships with universities, research institutes and industry at home and abroad, makes science and technology innovation cooperation and contributes to the sustainable development of the society.