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AIST - Regional Laboratories

Asian Office of Aerospace R&D (AOARD) | English
Located in Tokyo, AOARD is part of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Programs include conferences, visits, grants, and contracts allowing scientific interchange between the US Air Force and R&D laboratories in Asia.
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - Gakushin | English | Japanese
Independent administrative institution with close affiliation to MEXT; contributes to advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Administers many grants in aid, fellowship programs, international scientific cooperation, etc.
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KEK - High Energy Accelerator Research Organization | English | Japanese
One of the world's leading accelerator science research laboratories; uses high-energy particle beams and synchrotron light sources to probe fundamental properties of matter. Includes electron-positron collider, proton accelerator, Superconducting linac Test Facility (STF), etc.
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National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA) | English | Japanese
Independent policy research body established by Japan's industrial, academic and labor communities. Areas of research include politics, economics, international affairs, society, new technologies, and administration.
(Hits: 5,189 Listed: 07/05/2003)
NICT - National Institute of Information & Communications Technology | English | Japanese
Independent administrative institution formed by merger of Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) and the Telecommunications Advancement Organization (TAO). Promotes ICT sector and conducts R&D into ICT areas
(Hits: 5,187 Listed: 07/24/2002)
Riken - Institute of Physical and Chemical Research | English | Japanese
Independent administrative institution under MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). Research activities in broad range of basic and applied science. Long history of commercializing research results
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 07/23/2002)
TIA-nano - Tsukuba Innovation Arena for Nanotechnology | English | Japanese
Global nanotechnology research and education center includes shared-use nano-manufacturing lab facilities that can be rented by expert researchers. Also conducts education and training programs.
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