TITLE: Science and Technology Policy in Japan and JST Activities
SPEAKER: Yukio Sato
EVENT DATE: 2006/07/13
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 72 minutes
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Yukio Sato, adviser and former executive director of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), discussed "Science and Technology Policy in Japan and JST Activities" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
JST was established in October 2003 as an independent administrative institution in Japan by integrating two quasi-government organizations, the Japan Information Center of Science and Technology and the Research Development Corporation of Japan, for the purpose of implementing Japan's science and technology policy. Endeavors include creating advanced technology, promoting business using advanced technology, promoting dissemination of scientific and technological information, researcher exchange and support and promoting public understanding.
Speaker Biography: Currently director general and professor at the International Research and Educational Institute for Integrated Medical Sciences at Tokyo Women's Medical University, Yukio Sato has enjoyed a distinguished career, including serving as deputy director general of both the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, executive director of the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and senior adviser for the Ministry of Planning in Saudi Arabia.