What kind of research should Japan undertake in the future for a sustainable global society?

Toward the formulation of the “Japan Strategic Research Agenda (JSRA)”, the project started from collecting research topics from companies, governments, citizens, and researchers through interviews and questionnaires. Then in January 2016, 40 participants from governments, industry, NPOs, and academia joined a two-day workshop to examine 645 candidate research topics collected and extracted in advance. The workshop identified 10 priority research themes and 110 research topics for Japan towards a sustainable future.

The project was conducted by the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in collaboration with the Future Earth Asia Center and funded by the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST RISTEX).