JST plays a central role in Japan’s Science and Technology Basic Plan. Based on science and technology targets issued by the government we fund strategic basic research, academia-industry collaboration and technology transfer, and in recent years promote international joint research and the fostering of next generation human resources. JST also provides information services supporting R&D activities. Our comprehensive contribution stimulates real progress in science and technology and helps tackle a variety of social issues. We continue to strengthen our close relationships with universities, research institutes and industry inside and outside Japan, create collaborative science and technology innovation and ensure the sustainable development of our society
Research projects (2)
This comparative study investigates healthcare financing policies and practices in healthcare service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. By analyzing and comparing the institutional arrangements used to fund COVID-19-related health services and sources of funding for the services in different health system contexts, this study will help inform health system policy in anticipation of future similar challenges and will contribute to the debate in countries currently undertaking healthcare financing reform for universal health coverage (UHC).
- HONDA Ayako (Japan), Professor, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University
- Valéry Ridde (France), Research Director, Centre Population et Développement (CEPED), IRD, Université de Paris
Project in collaboration with Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) (France)
This research builds on ongoing research to investigate cross-cultural differences in risks facing adolescents in a context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mail, web and social media-based surveys are both quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed to gain a better understanding of how the pandemic affects children and young people’s lives, health and well-being and family needs by employing a cross-cultural comparative perspective.
- MORISAKI Naho (Japan), Chief Researcher, National Center for Child Health and Development
- Polly Waite (United Kingdom), Senior Clinical Research, Psychologist, University of Oxford
Project in collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) (United Kingdom)