About NISTEP

The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) is a national research institute established in accordance with the National Government Organization Act. Under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), it is 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’s mission encompasses its three roles:

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Organization

Name National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Director General HISHIYAMA Yutaka
Location 16th Floor, Central Government Building, No.7 East Wing, 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013
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History
Jul 1988 The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy was established (restructured from the National Institute of Resources).
Jan 2001 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) was formed due to administrative reform. NISTEP became an affiliated research institute within MEXT. The Science and Technology Foresight Center was established as a part of NISTEP.
Jul 2001 Relocated from Common Building for Government Offices at Nagata-cho to The Postal Services Agency Building at Kasumigaseki.
Jan 2004 Relocated to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology Building (Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku).
Apr 2006 The Research Unit for Science and Technology Analysis and Indicators was established.
Jan 2008 Relocated to the Central Government Building No. 7 East Wing (Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku).
Jul 2013 Reorganized with broader remit.
Apr 2016 Reorganized the structure of NISTEP (Group restructuring).
Apr 2021 Reorganized the structure of NISTEP (Group restructuring).
Budgets About 800 millon Yen (FY2021)
Prescribed Number of Staff 44 (FY2021)