Needless to say, our country should have as many of our people as possible enhance their understanding of science and technology (S&T), because we seek to become a nation built upon S&T creation. Even though everyone reaps the benefits of S&T , if many people believe that they need not have interest in or knowledge of S&T , improvement of social infrastructure is unlikely.
Along with grasping the level of national S&T literacy, the 2nd Policy-Oriented Research Group is exploring measures to enhance the level of interest and understanding of S&T by activating science communication. The following figure schematizes the measures to activate science communication and their effects. We are convinced that if the level of public interest, awareness and understanding of S&T is enhanced, people will be able to enjoy a more healthy and affluent life, and also that the S&T level of the whole country will be advanced.