Science and Technology as a Foundation for Innovation

 White Paper on Science and Technology 2013

Feature 1 Recovery and Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake through Science and Technology

  1. Current Situation of Recovery and Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Efforts of the Japanese Government
  2. Examples of Efforts toward Recovery and Reconstruction through Science and Technology

Feature 2 New Developments in Regenerative Medicine and Innovative Drugs Using Human iPS Cells

  1. Present State and Issues of Regenerative Medicine and Drug-Discovery Research
  2. Approach for the Practical Application of Regenerative Medicine and Drug-Discovery

Part 1 Science and Technology as the Basis of Innovation

Chapter 1 Trends and Issues in Science and Technology Policy

  1. Trends in Japan’s Economic Growth and Competitiveness
  2. Trends in Japan’s Science, Technology and Innovation

Chapter 2 Opening up Possibilities for Innovation through Science and Technology

Section 1 Activating Science and Technology Activities for Achieving Innovation

  1. Vitalization of R&D Activities
  2. The Environment Suitable for Creative, Original R&D to Achieve Innovation
  3. Building International Research Networks
  4. Human Resource Development to Achieve Science, Technology and Innovation

Section 2 Trend of Japan’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

  1. Discussion at the Council for Science and Technology Policy(CSTP)
  2. Basic Policy to Drastically Strengthen R&D Capacity in Japan

Part 2 Measures Implemented to Promote Science and Technology

Chapter 1 Development of Science and Technology Policy

Section 1 The S&T Basic Plan
Section 2 Council for Science and Technology Policy

  1.  Major Projects of the Council for S&T Policy FY 2012
  2.  Strategic Priority Setting and Comprehensive Promotion in S&T Policy 
  3.  Major Points to Be Discussed in Expert Panels

Section 3 Administrative Structure and Budget for S&T

  1. Administrative Structure for S&T
  2. S&T Budget

Chapter 2 Realization of Sustainable Growth and Societal Development into the Future

Section 1 Realization of Recovery and Restoration from the Earthquake Disaster

  1.  Promotion of Measures to Accomplish the Important Issues 
  2. System Reform for Restoration and Recovery from Earthquake Disaster

Section 2 Promotion of Green Innovation

  1. Promotion of Measures to Accomplish Important Issues
  2. System reforms for promotion of green innovation

Section 3 Promotion of Life Innovations

  1. Policies for Achieving key Issues
  2. Sytem Reform toward Life Innovation Promotion

Section 4 Systemic Reforms for the Promotion of Science and Technology Innovation

  1. System Reform toward Promotion of Science and Technology Innovation
  2. Construcion of New System for Science and Technology Innovation

Chapter 3 Response to Critical Issues Facing Japan

Section 1 Promotion of Measures Taken to Solve Critical Issues

  1. Realization of a Safe, Comfortable and High-quality Life for the Japanese Public
  2. Strengthening Japan's Competiveness in Industries
  3. Contribution to the Solution of Global Issues
  4. Conservation of the Foundation of the Nation's Existence
  5. Enhancement and Strengthening of the S&T Common Platform

Section 2 System Reform to Overcome Critical Problems

  1. System Reform to Promote Problem-solving Based R&D
  2. Establishment of a System to Promote R&D Led by the Government

Section 3 Strategic Development of International Activities

  1. Promotion of R&D Aimed at Solving Common Issues across Asia
  2. New Developments of S&T Diplomacy

Chapter 4 Enhancement of Basic Research and Human Resources

Section 1 Drastic Enhancement of Basic Research

  1. Enhancement of Creative and Diverse Basic Research
  2. Enhancement of World Class Basic Research

Section 2 Development of Human Resources that can Lead S&T

  1. Development of Human Resources Capable of Working Actively in Diverse
  2. Training for Creative, Quality Researchers
  3. Development of Human Resources Who Can Lead the Next Generation

Section 3 Establishment of a World-Class Research Environment and Infrastructure

  1. Improvement of R&D Environments at Universities and Public Research
  2. Enhancement of Intellectual Infrastructure
  3. Enhancement of Research Information Infrastructure

Chapter 5 Development and Promotion of Policy in Collaboration with Society

Section 1 Deepening the Relations between the Society and Science, and Technology and Innovation

  1. Promotion of STI Policies from the Public Viewpoint
  2. Promotion of S&T Communication Activities

Section 2 Promotion of Effective STI policies

  1. Strergthening of Planning and Promotion of Policies 
  2. Enhancement of the Assessment and Allocation Functions in the Research - Fund
  3. Enhancement of R&D Implementation Systems
  4. Establishment of the PDCA Cycle in STI Policy

Section 3 Expansion of Research and Development Investment



Strategic Programs Division(Research and System Reform)Science and Technology Policy Bureau

(Strategic Programs Division(Research and System Reform)Science and Technology Policy Bureau )