SAKURA SCIENCE Supporters Program
JST invites people from Asian countries and others to Japan who are related to the implementation of Sakura Science Exchange Program to introduce Japanese cutting-edge science and technology, as well as science and technology administration.
Chinese Officers Invitation Program
In fiscal 2019, as the Chinese Officers Invitation Program, 153 officials were invited from the government ministry including the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Regional Science and Technology Agency, and international exchange and research and development officers from major universities.
They visited Japan's leading universities, research institutes, companies, and local governments on topics such as "global environment and recycling," "new energy," and "industry-academia-government collaboration" to deepen understanding of Japan's cutting-edge science and technology. They built networks of people and information.
ASEAN Young Officers Program
In November 2018, 26 young administrators from ASEAN member countries and the ASEAN secretariat visited Japan, and participated in the special program on the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.
Indian Officers Invitation Program
In January 2019, Sakura Science Exchange Program invited Indian researchers from world famous 19 universities (Indian Institute of Technology, and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research) , and administrators (Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Human Resources Development), totaling 30 people. They participated in a week program.
On January 23, the participants took part in the exchange program with Japanese universities and showed interest in interaction and collaborative research with them (Japan-India University Exchange Program: hosted by JST). It is said that Indian researchers are the Western oriented. However, the exchange program provided the opportunity for mutual understanding, for building stronger networks, and for devising a plan for promoting future exchange and collaborative research.
During their stay, the participants visited famous universities in Japan (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba), research institutes (RIKEN and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), and a company (JEOL, Ltd.), and collected information, and exchanged ideas to deepen their understanding of Japan’s latest science and technology.