To promote international exchange among people involved in science and technology,
JISTEC acts as a mediator and coordinator to host and operate events.
International ExchangeJISTEC assists the implementation of JST’s Sakura Science Plan (SSP), a short-term exchange program which invites young people from Asia and other parts of the world. JISTEC is also commissioned to manage the running of Sakura Science Club (SSC), an alumni association of people who participated in the SSP exchange program.
Information-gathering Research projectsTo contribute to the overall development of Japan’s science and technology, JISTEC has conducted surveys, research and analysis on timely topics. Particularly, JISTEC has been providing advice on researchers’ working environment in Japan and has worked towards establishing a better environment for inviting outstanding international researchers to Japan.
Foreign Researchers Support ServicesJISTEC is an organization that provides support services for foreign researchers. It is commissioned by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to manage housing facilities in Tsukuba for international researchers (Ninomiya House & Takezono House). On the other hand, JISTEC also provides foreign researchers and their families with various daily life services including support for official registrations (City Hall, driver’s license, etc.), opening a bank account, going to the hospital and children’s daycare/ school procedures.
Other ActivitiesTo promote international exchange among people involved in science and technology, JISTEC acts as a mediator and coordinator to host and operate events. Under the Culture, Science and Technology (CST) International Salon, JISTEC regularly co-hosts series of lectures on science and technology related topics with JST and S&TDC (Science and Technology Diplomatic Circle). JISTEC also carries out science and technology one-day bus tours for S&TDC members to visit research institutions and innovative companies around Tokyo.