Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan
About the institution
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) plans and proposes basic policies to realize continuous innovation in science and technology, implementing cross-sectoral initiatives in line with its science and technology innovation policies. Specific initiatives include research and assessments on science and technology and development of human resources in science and technology, from students to leading researchers and engineers. MEXT also strategically promotes international activities in science and technology areas and collaboration among universities, industries, and the government; advances science and technology in regional areas; and works on improving, sharing and creating research platforms for research and development infrastructure.