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About Japan Science and Technology Agency:

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is responsible for implementing policies which relate to the science and technology field in Japan. JST also assists other research institutions by creating infrastructure for researches and innovations, and help public aware of the science and technology related issues.

JST was first founded as the Japan Information Center of Science and Technology (JICST) in 1957.  In October 1, 2003, it became an independent administrative institution and changed its name to the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

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Institution: Japan Science and Technology Agency
Founded: 2003
Type: Government Agency
Location: Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture

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There are useful information available on the JST website, including research report, invention ideas which are both inside and outside of Japan.  Some contents require advance Japanese reading skills.  In addition, some contents ask users to become members before they can access to those contents.  Because there are so many contents, Some of important contents are listed here:

Information Platform and Database Services: Gateway to various database in science and technologies, provided from the Japanese website. They include scientific dictionaries of some specific subjects, software download.

Electronic Journals: List of journals published in Japan relating to science and technology.

J-Global foresight: (Feb.17:Currently under construction. available in March 2016). J-Global foresight connects to the third party platforms, witch provide information on scientific research and patents.

J-STAGE: - Approximately 1,700 journals published by academic societies in Japan.  Users have access to both current and archived articles, Many articles can be viewed with no fees (HTML and PDF).

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