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Graphic: representation of teh KIZUNA satellite in space, transmitting data waves to Earth.
KIZUNA (WINDS), a communications satellite developed for super high-speed data communications. Photo: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
(JAXA) Web site.

Photo: furry, white, seal pup robot.
PARO, a therapeutic robot from Japan. Photo: PARO Web site.

Japanese Government Agencies 

Defense Agency (under the Cabinet Office)

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF)

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Ministry of Environment (ENV)

Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare (MHLW)

Ministry of International Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT)

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National Institutes and Agencies in Japan

Geological Survey Institute (GSI)

Institute for Molecular Sciences (IMS)

National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB)

National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

National Institute of Natural Sciences (NINS)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES)

National Institute of Genetics (NIG)

National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS)

National Institute of Informatics (NII)

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)

National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)

National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)

National Institute of Resource and Environment (NIRE)

National Museum of Nature and Science

National Research Institutes for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)


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Japanese Universities

Major Universities

Hokkaido University (Research)

Keio University

Kyoto University (Research)

Kyushu University (Research)

Ochanomizu University (Faculty of Science) (Faculty of Human Life and Environmental Science)

Osaka University (Graduate School of Enginnering) (Graduate School of Engineering Science) (Graduate School of Frontier Bioscineces) (Graduate School of Scinece)

Tohoku University (Research and Cooperation with Industry)

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo University

Graduate Schools

School of Engineering

Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine

Graduate School of Science

Research Institutes

Center for Climate System Research

Earthquake Research Institute

Environmental Science Center

Information Technology Center

Institute of Cosmic Ray Research

Institute of Industrial Science

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Bioscience

Institute for Solid State Physics

International Center for Elementary Particle Physics

Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory

New: Atomosphire and Ocean Research Institute

Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST)

VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) technology Design and Education Center

Tsukuba University

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Funding Sources for Scientific Research in Japan

Japan Foundation

Japan Science and Technology Agency, Stratgic Basic Research Programs

Japan Society for Promotion of Science

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Compiled by Tomoko Y. Steen, Updated May 2012

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