Mr Atsushi Arakawa
Director, Department for Promotion of Science in Society, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
ARAKAWA Atsushi is the Director of Department for promotion of 'Science in Society' at Japan Science and Technology (JST) since July 2018. JST is one of the major science-funding bodies in Japan, promoting science and technology for the purpose of opening opportunities in innovation. He joined JST in 2003 after experience over 10 years in a private company. He served various management posts at JST, including the Director of JST Paris Office (2008-2012), the manager of the Department of Strategic Planning and Management (2016-2017) at JST. Also, he served as the Director for international cooperation (S&T) of Ministry for Education, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (2013-2015).