About NISTEP

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) is a national research institution that
was established in accordance with the National Government Organization Law under the direct
jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to be engaged
in the Japanese government’s science and technology policy-planning process. It is expected to
ascertain government needs, to collaborate and cooperate with government agencies, and to participate
in the decision-making process. NISTEP has three missions:

Mission

Organization

Name National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Director General Shigeharu, KATO
Location 16th Floor, Central Government Building, No.7 East Wing, 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013
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History
July 1988 National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) was founded.
January 2001 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) formed due to administrative reform.
NISTEP became an affiliated research institute under MEXT.
The Science and Technology Foresight Center was founded as a part of NISTEP.
April 2006 Research Unit for Science and Technology Analysis and Indicators was established.
January 2008 Moved to the new MEXT building in Kasumigaseki (govt.) area (16th Floor Central Government Building). Opened a satellite office in the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).
Budgets 870 million yen (FY2012)
Personnel 50 (FY2012)