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Number of Executive Officers and Employees

Current as of April 1, 2014

Executive Officers
  President Executive Directors Auditors
National Institutes of Natural Sciences 1 5(2) 2(2)

* The number within ( ) is the included number of part-time employees.

Employees
Director
Generals
Research-education Employees Employees on Annual Salary System Technical Employees Administrative Employees
Specially Appointed Educators Specially Appointed Research Employees Specially Appointed Senior Specialists
Administrative Bureau - - 3 - - - 28
NAOJ 1 157 20 22 18 36 53
NIFS (1) 126 2 7 1 44 43
NIBB 1 44 9 9 11 26 -
NIPS 1 47 21 6 5 28 -
IMS (1) 63 10 8 1 34 -
Okazaki Research Facilities - 21 4 2 2 - -
Okazaki Administration Center - - - - - - 56
CNSI (1) - 3 - - - -
Total 3(3) 458 72 54 38 168 180

* Director Generals of the institutes who are Executive Directors are noted in ( ), and are included under the Executive Director column of the Executive Officers table.

Budget

FY2014

Unit: 1000 yen

Institute, etc. Revenues and Expenditures Budget Amount Breakdown   Subsidy for Operating Expenses Included in Income Budget
Education and Research Expenses General Administration Expenses Facilities Maintenance Expenses Subsidies, etc. Industry-academia Cooperative Research Expenses, Contribution Operation Expenses,
Administrative
Bureau
1,865,928 859,825 703,565 0 300,000 2,538 1,557,754
NAOJ 16,441,653 11,715,725 1,600,954 2,401,752 69,999 653,223 13,273,727
NIFS 13,031,423 8,368,130 705,349 3,802,402 0 155,542 9,046,248
NIBB 1,928,623 1,439,894 67,113 0 48,368 373,248 1,499,859
NIPS 3,221,942 1,197,820 74,450 916,897 151,313 881,462 1,255,445
IMS 3,312,206 2,135,499 75,622 0 0 1,101,085 2,208,496
Okazaki
Research
Facilities
1,477,539 1,228,448 10,612 0 105,900 132,579 1,239,060
Okazaki
Administration
Center
1,347,395 148,053 888,886 30,000 0 280,456 967,227
CNSI 92,135 82,805 4,500 0 0 4,830 87,305
Total 42,718,844 27,176,199 4,131,051 7,151,051 675,580 3,584,963 31,135,121

Settlement of Accounts

FY2013

Unit: 1000 yen

Institute, etc. Revenues Expenditures
Administrative Bureau 40,336,060
(30,962,883)
867,387
NAOJ 13,505,242
NIFS 11,882,457
NIBB 3,057,481
NIPS 2,258,763
IMS 4,157,147
Okazaki Research Facilities 1,169,500
Okazaki Administration Center 1,778,504
CNSI 91,504
Total 40,336,060
(30,962,883)
38,767,989

* Revenues and Expenditures include external funds, etc.
* Subsidy for operating expenses included in Revenues are recorded in ( ).
* Because amounts are rounded down to the nearest 1,000, the total does not tally.

External Funds and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

FY2012

Unit: 1000 yen

Institute, etc. Delegated
Research
Joint Research Delegated
Projects
Contributions Grants-in-Aid for
Scientific
Research
Other Subsidies Total
Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount
NINS
Headquarters
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NAOJ 3 45,208 10 123,849 1 2,000 992 13,986 86 777,967 3 27,454 1,095 990,466
NIFS 2 1,918 12 13,273 5 9,556 11 9,652 87 195,008 1 1,521,982 118 1,751,390
NIBB 8 104,764 4 7,000 1 27,509 24 25,565 85 646,969 5 99,936 127 911,744
NIPS 18 461,612 14 29,220 2 118,129 29 30,641 102 468,470 2 160,340 167 1,268,414
IMS 27 904,926 10 40,525 2 2,620 32 15,149 73 335,156 2 9,423 146 1,307,802
Okazaki
Research
Facilities, etc.
6 109,393 5 11,940 0 0 8 8,065 47 282,128 1 1,500 67 413,027
CNSI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13,000 0 0 1 13,000
Total 64 1,627,824 55 225,808 11 159,815 1,096 103,060 481 2,718,699 14 1,820,636 1,721 6,655,845
Institute, etc. Delegated
Research
Joint Research Delegated
Projects
Contributions Grants-in-Aid for
Scientific
Research
Other Subsidies Total
Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount Cases Amount
NINS
Headquarters
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NAOJ 3 45,208 10 123,849 1 2,000 992 13,986 86 777,967 3 27,454 1,095 990,466
NIFS 2 1,918 12 13,273 5 9,556 11 9,652 87 195,008 1 1,521,982 118 1,751,390
NIBB 8 104,764 4 7,000 1 27,509 24 25,565 85 646,969 5 99,936 127 911,744
NIPS 18 461,612 14 29,220 2 118,129 29 30,641 102 468,470 2 160,340 167 1,268,414
IMS 27 904,926 10 40,525 2 2,620 32 15,149 73 335,156 2 9,423 146 1,307,802
Okazaki
Research
Facilities, etc.
6 109,393 5 11,940 0 0 8 8,065 47 282,128 1 1,500 67 413,027
CNSI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13,000 0 0 1 13,000
Total 64 1,627,824 55 225,808 11 159,815 1,096 103,060 481 2,718,699 14 1,820,636 1,721 6,655,845

* Indirect expenses are included in the amounts.
* Because amounts are rounded down to the nearest 1,000, the total does not tally.
* Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research also contains other types of research aid (7 cases: 180,820,000 yen).

Land and Buildings

Current as of May, 1, 2013

Unit: m²

Classification Land Building Area (Total Floor Space)
Owned Area Tenanted Area Owned Area Tenanted Area
Administrative Bureau 4,143 9,615 2,726 868
NAOJ 461,535 580,148 52,725 0
NIFS 466,942 0 73,950 0
The Three Okazaki Institutes 165,971 0 113,266 0
Total 1,098,591 589,763 242,667 868

* This includes the accommodation facilities
* The Three Okazaki Institutes are NIBB, NIPS and IMS.

Joint Utilization Research

FY2012
Name of Institute Number of Researchers (Total) Number of Institutions
NINS Headquarters 16 7
NAOJ 2,513 302
NIFS 1,658 247
NIBB 794 104
NIPS 907 161
IMS 2,454 169
Total 8,342 -

* The number of institutions is the actual count (numerical value with overlapping institutions removed).

Graduate School Education

Special Inter-University Researcher

FY2011

Institute Total Master’s course Doctor’s course
NAOJ 13 4 9
NIFS 14 11 3
NIBB 12 4 8
NIPS 5 2 3
IMS 19 12 7
Total 63 33 30
Collaboration and Cooperation with The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Units: people

Institute (Base Institute) School Department Number of
students
currently enrolled
Number of
students
awarded
degrees
NAOJ School of Physical Sciences Department of Astronomical Science 30 5
NIFS Department of Fusion Science 18 2
NIBB School of Life Science Department of Basic Biology 46 3
NIPS Department of Physiological Sciences 46 14
IMS School of Physical Sciences Department of Structural Molecular Science 21 4
Department of Functional Molecular Science 17 8
Total 178 36

#1 *The number of students currently enrolled is current as of April 1, 2014
#2 *The number of students awarded degrees is current as of FY2013

Collaborating Graduate Universities

FY2011

Institute Name of University (and School)
NAOJ The University of Tokyo (Graduate School of Science)
NIFS Nagoya University (Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Science)
Hokkaido University (Graduate Schools)
University of Toyama (Graduate Schools)

International Exchange Agreements

Current as of April 1, 2016

Name of Institute Parties Country/Region Effective Period
Title of Agreements Effective Date Termination
Overview of Agreements
NINS European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, National Science Foundation of the United States Europe
United States
September 14, 2004 Upon completion of Enhanced ALMA, or by mutual agreement between the Signatories
Agreement concerning the Construction of the Enhanced Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) between the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere and the National Science Foundation of the United States and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan
Cooperation in the construction of ALMA
NINS European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, National Science Foundation of the United States Europe
United States
December 15, 2015 December 31, 2034
Agreement concerning the Operations of the Atacama Large Millimeter/ Submillimeter Array (ALMA) by the National Science Foundation of the United States and the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan
Operate ALMA through international cooperation among Japan, the US, and Europe
NINS Academia Sinica, Taiwan Taiwan July 21, 2015 December 31, 2024
Agreement Concerning the Operations and Development of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array(ALMA) Between the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan
Collaboration concerning the enhanced ALMA
NINS Academia Sinica, Taiwan Taiwan October 31, 2013 October 30, 2018
Memorundum of Understanding concerning Collaboration on the Subaru Telescope between the Academia Sinica of Taiwan and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Promotion of astronomical research through collaboration on the Subaru Telescope
NINS European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Europe Nobember 1, 2014 October 31, 2019
Memorundum of Understanding for Scientific Cooperation between the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Joint research activities, exchange of academic activities, exchange of graduate student, exchange of information
NINS Princeton University United States March 13, 2015 March 12, 2020
Memorandum of Understanding of Academic Collaboration between National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) and Princeton University
Joint research activities, exchange of academic activities, exchange of graduate student, exchange of information
NINS California Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of California, Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India United States
Canada
China
India
April 28, 2014 -
The Agreements for the International Collaboration Concerning the Construction and Operation of the Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii
A thirty meter telescope observatory which will largely surpass the eight meter Subaru Telescope will be contructed through international cooperation among Japan, the US, Canada, China, and India and produce world-leading results in observational astronomy.
NINS Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) Korea August 17, 2014 December 31, 2024
Agreement concerning the Operations and Development of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) between the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Cooperation in the operations and development of ALMA between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
NINS Academia Sinica, Taiwan Taiwan July 21, 2015 December 31, 2024
Agreement Concerning the Operations and Development of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array(ALMA) Between the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan
Collaboration concerning the operations and development of ALMA between NAOJ and Academia Sinica in Taiwan
NAOJ Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii United States June 2, 1992 -
Memorundum of Understanding between the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan concerning Cooperative Research
Mutual development of optical and infrared instruments, exchange of staff, and cooperative observations
NAOJ Astrophysical Research Consortium United States June 8, 1992 -
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Memorandum of Understanding the National Astronomical Observatory (Tokyo, Japan) and the Astrophysical Research Consortium (Seattle, WA, USA)
Collaboration on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Project
NAOJ Purple Mountain Observatory (POM), Chinese Academy of Sciences China February 22, 1994 -
Memorandum of Understanding on Collaboration between Purple Mountain Observatory(PMO)and National Astronomical Observatory,Japan(NAOJ)
Promotion of scientific activities at the Delingha Station
NAOJ University of Chile Chile May 19, 2004 -
Agreement for Scientific Cooperation in Astronomical Investigations between the University of Chile and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Collaboration in millimeter and submillimeter astronomy
NAOJ Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) Korea 2005 -
Memorandum of Understanding between Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
Joint research in VLBI observation
NAOJ National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) China
Korea
Taiwan
September 21, 2005 December 29, 2020
Memorandum of Understanding for East Asian Core Observatories Association by National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, and Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Promotion of collaborative research activities in the field of astronomy in East Asia
NAOJ Princeton University United States August 13, 2008 August 12, 2018
Collaboration Agreement
Participation in research and development and personnel exchange
NAOJ European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere,
Associated Universities, Inc.
Eourope,
United States
July 19, 2011 -
Memorandum of Understanding between the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Associated Universities, Inc. and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan concerning the Cost-Sharing of Additional Features of the ALMA Power Supply
In the promotion of the ALMA Project, agreement on thenecessary expansion in the construction of a power generation system at local site
NAOJ Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) Korea July 20, 2011 Upon closing of Korea-Japan Correlation Center
Memorandum of Agreement on Establishment and Operation of Korea-Japan Correlation Center between Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
Promotion of the scientific and technical collaboration in the VLBI field and joint operation of jointly-developed of the correlation center
NAOJ National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC),
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI),
Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
China
Korea
Taiwan
September 5, 2011 September 4, 2016
Attachment to the Memorandum of Understanding for East Asian Core Observatories Association
Identification of basic terms and conditions concerning the operation of fellowships supported by the 4 EACOA member institutions
NAOJ International Astronomical Union International Organization February 21, 2012 March 31, 2017
Agreement between The International Astronomical Union and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan concerning the hosting of the Office for Public Outreach of the IAU
Agreement concerning the hosting of the Office for Public Outreach of the International Astronomical Union by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
NAOJ Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) Korea March 19, 2012 March 18, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Collaboration on the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
Cooperation in operation and construction of ALMA Telescope
NAOJ Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) Peru August 22, 2012 August 21, 2016
Memorandum of Understanding on Collaboration in Astronomy between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Instituto Geofisico del Perú
Collaboration between both organizations
NAOJ Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, National Center for Space Research and Technology (NCSRT) Kazakhstan September 21, 2012 October 20, 2018
Memorandum of Understanding on Collaboration in Astronomy and Astrophysics between National Astronomical Observatory of Japan under the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan and the National Center of Space Research and Technology represented by Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, Republic of Kazakhstan
Collaboration between both organizations
NAOJ Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) Korea December 21, 2012 December 21, 2017
Agreement between the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan on Scientific Collaboration with VLBI Network
VLBI cooperation
NAOJ Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory,
National Astronomical Observatories,
Chinese Academiy of Sciences
China January 1, 2013 December 31, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperative VLBI Observations between Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Collaboration between both organizations
NAOJ European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*) Europe April 2, 2013 April 1, 2016
Memorandum of Understanding between National Astronomical Observatories of Japan (NAOJ) and European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*)
Exchange of researchers, Exchange of students, and joint resea
NAOJ California Institute of Technology,
The Regents of the University of California,
Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy,
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
United States
Canada
China
India
July 25, 2013 July 24, 2063
The Master Agreement for the International Collaboration concerning the Construction and Operation of the Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii
With international cooperation from the University of California, California Institute of Technology, Canada, China and India, plans are underway to construct a thirty meter telescope observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Construction will begin in 2014 and finish in 2021, and international operations of the observatory along with the most advanced astronomical observation research will be promoted.
NAOJ Kazan Federal University Russia August 29, 2013 August 28, 2018
Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperative Research between Kazan Federal University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Russia will primarily conduct theoretical analysis research. Japan will primarily develop scientific instruments and conduct experimental research based on both countries research.
NAOJ Istituto Nationale di Astrofisica (INAF),
Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY),
Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin (HUB),
European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO),
Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)
Italy
Germany
United States
December 25, 2013 December 24, 2018
Software Sharing Agreement between Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere(ESO), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Istituto Nationale di Astrofisica (INAF), Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin (HUB)
Allow the reuse of ALMA software at the CTA Project
NAOJ Department of Space and Climate Physics, UCL United Kingdom April 1, 2014 March 31, 2016
Agreement between the Department of Space and Climate Physics, UCL, also known as MSSL and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Sciences Concerning the Employment of a Scientific Operator on Hinode between the UK and Japan
Employ a scientific operator in Japan with the funding contributed by MSSL to enhance scientific research collaboration on Hinode
NAOJ Notre Dame University Lebanon June 11, 2014 June 10, 2019
Memorandum of Understanding On Collaboration in Astronomy and Astrophysics between National Astronomical Observatory of Japan under the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan and Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon
Observation and research cooperation of transient astronomical objects
NAOJ Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) Korea August 17, 2014 Upon termination of the NINS-KASI Agreement
Management Agreement concerning the Operations and Development of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Arrangement for matters pertaining to management to cooperate in the operations and development of ALMA between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
NAOJ East Asian Observatory United States February 25, 2015 December 31, 2019
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Concerning the Operation of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) between the EAST ASIAN OBSERVATORY and the NATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF JAPAN
Joint operation of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope with the East Asian Observatory
NAOJ Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) Taiwan July 27, 2015 December 31, 2024
Management Agreement Concerning the Operations and Development of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array(ALMA) Between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taiwan
Cooperation concerning the operations and development of ALMA between NAOJ and Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taiwan
NAOJ Majmaah University Saudi Arabia November 13, 2015 November 12, 2018
Collaboration Agreement between Majmaah University and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Research cooperation, management of conferences and workshops, and implementation of training of Saudi Arabians in the field of astronomy, support for studying at Japanese universities, exchanges between students and faculty members, cooperation in the preparation of the draft proposal to NAOJ of Majmaah University, and cooperation in experiments at observatories
NAOJ National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) Thailand January 13, 2016 January 12, 2022
Memorandum of Understanding between The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan
promote exchanges among researchers, technicians, students, etc. and conduct research cooepration concernning research conducted by a 2.4 meter optical telescope and the construction project of a VLBI radio telescope
NAOJ Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
University of Science and Technology of China,
Tsinghua University,
Xiamen University,
National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU)
China February 7, 2016 March 31, 2020
Procedural Arrangements for Cash Contribution from CPPC to the PFS Collaboration
Promotion of astronomical research through PFS
NIFS Institute of Plasma Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China June 27, 1992 -
Agreement on Academic Exchange between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Exchange of researchers, exchange of scientific materials, publication, and information, and joint research
NIFS Max-Plank-Institut für Plasmaphysik Germany May 11, 1993 -
Agreement on Academic Exchange between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Max-Plank-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany
Exchange of researchers, exchange of scientific materials, publication, and information, and joint research
NIFS Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute Russia May 15, 1993 -
Agreement on Academic Exchange between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Russia
Joint research on nuclear fusion and plasma physics
NIFS National Science Center "Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology" Ukraine October 7, 1994 -
Agreement on Academic Exchange between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and National Science Center "Kharkov Institute of Physics and
Technology", Ukraine
Exchange of researchers, exchange of scientific materials, publication, and information, and joint research
NIFS Australian National University Australia May 8, 1995 -
Agreement on Academic Exchange between National Institute for fusion Science, Nagoya, Japan and the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Cooperation on exchange of researchers, exchange of information, etc.
NIFS National Fusion Research Institute Korea March 6, 1996 -
Agreement on Academic Exchange between National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya, Japan and Korea Basic Science Institute, Republic of Korea
Exchange of ideas, information, skills and techniques and collaboration on various research areas of plasma fusion science
NIFS Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory United States March 3, 2006 -
Agreement on scientific exchange and Cooperation between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, U.S.A.
Exchange of researchers and students, exchange of information, and joint research
NIFS Institute for Fusion Studies, the University of Texas at Austin United States March 6, 2006 -
Agreement on Academic Exchange and Collaboration between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Institute for Fusion Studies the University of Texas at Austin, USA
Exchange visits by scientific experts, organization of symposia, etc, joint research
NIFS Oak Ridge National Laboratory United States May 25, 2006 -
Agreement on Academic and Scientific Exchange between National Institute for Fusion Science, JAPAN Oak Ridge National Laboratory-UT-Battelle, LLC Department of Energy, USA
Cooperation in academic and scientific research in the field of fusion energy sciences, exchange of researchers and students, exchange of scientific equipment, materials, publication and information, and joint research
NIFS Center for Energy Science and Technology Advanced Research, University of California, Los Angeles United States November 28, 2006 -
Agreement on Scientific Exchange and Cooperation between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Center for Energy Science and Technology Advanced Research, University of California, Los Angeles
Information exchange, joint research, post-doctoral training, visits by scientists and engineers, co-sponsorship of scientific meetings and workshops
NIFS A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Russia October 15, 2007 -
Agreement on Academic and Scientific Cooperation between National Institute for Fusion Science, National Institues of Natural Sciences, Japan and A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Exchange of researchers and exchange of scientific equipment, materials, publications, and information, etc.
NIFS Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT) Spain February 26, 2009 February 25, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding on Academic and Scientific Cooperation between National Institute for Fusion Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan and Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, Spain
Exchange of researchers and students, joint research, exchange of scientific equipment, materials, publications, and information
NIFS ITER International Fusion Enersy Organization France February 2, 2011 February 1, 2021
Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation between the National Institute for Fusion Science and the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization
Exchange of researchers and staff, joint research, exchange of scientific publications and information
NIFS Duch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research
(former FOM-Institute For Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen)
Netherlands February 4, 2011 February 3, 2017
Agreement on Academic and Scientific Cooperation between the FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, the Netherlands and the National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan
Exchange of researchers and students, joint research, exchange of scientific equipment, materials, publications, and information
NIFS Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science China June 3, 2011 -
Annex Ⅰ to the Agreement on Academic and Scientific Exchange between the National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Promote joint research with a focus on the four issues of "plasma experiment", "theory", "furnace engineering", and "plasma wall interaction".Exchange on plasma experiment will be made with a central focus on "EAST" and "HL-2A" (on CAS' part) and "LHD" and "QUEAT" (on NIFS' part). Closer cooperation between the field of theory, especially in boundary plasma theory, and experiment will be encouraged. Although atomic-molecular research activity of CAS, especially in theory, is successful worldwide, cooperation in the field of plasma is sparse so we will look for more cooperation in the field of fusion and work toward more constructive activities and revitalization of the field through joint research within this framework.
NIFS Southwestern Institute of Physics, CNNC China April 18, 2012 April 17, 2017
Agreement on Academic and Scientific Cooperation between the National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and the Southwestern Institute of Physics, China
Exchange of researchers and students, joint research, exchange of scientific equipment, materials, publications, and information
NIFS Aix-Marseille University France July 18, 2012 July 17, 2017
Agreement for International Academic Cooperation between National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Aix-Marseille University, France
Collaborative research, exchange of researchers, exchange of information, joint supervision of students, symposiums and exchange of researchers pertaining thereto
NIFS UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) United States September 4, 2013 March 31, 2019
Memorandum of Understanding between UT-Battelle, LLC and the National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan regarding Technological Assessment of Plasma Facing Components for Fusion Demo Reactors
Cooperation in academic and scientific research in the field of fusion energy sciences, working towards the promotion of international relations and friendship between Japan and the United States of America
NIFS Institute of Ionized Gas Italy February 20, 2015 February 19, 2020
Agreement on academic and scientific cooperation between the ISTITUTO GAS IONIZZATI-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, ITALY and the NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR FUSION SCIENCE, JAPAN
Promotion of joint research on plasma heating neutral beam though mutual visits of researchers and students along with the promotion of joint research on other plasma studies
NIFS CONSORZIO RFX Italy February 20, 2015 February 19, 2020
Agreement on academic and scientific cooperation between the CONSORZIO RFX, ITALY and the NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR FUSION SCIENCE, JAPAN
Promotion of understanding of magnetic confinement in plasma physics from experiments and research with the LHD of the National Institute for Fusion Science and RFX machine of the Consorzio RFX through mutual visits of researchers and students
NIFS Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) France February 18, 2015 February 17, 2018
Framework agreement in the field of magnetic fusion research and plasma physics between CEA and NIFS
Promotion of understanding of magnetic confinement in plasma physics from experiments and research with the LHD of NIFS and WEST of CEA through mutual visits of researchers and students
NIFS U.S. Department of Energy United States July 15, 2015 -
Project Arrangement under the Implementing Arrangement between
the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan concerning Cooperation in Research and Development in Energy and Related Fields for Technological Assessment of Plasma Facing Components for Fusion Demo Reactors
Promotion of understanding of magnetic confinement in plasma physics from experiments and research with the LHD of NIFS and WEST of CEA through mutual visits of researchers and students
NIFS HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech
March 23, 2016 March 22, 2020
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on
Collaborative Program on High Power Lasers and their Application
Promotion of joint research and academic exchange in high performace laser and its application
NIBB Research School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, the Australian National University Australia October 1, 1996 -
Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan and Research School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University
Exchange of research staff, exchange of scientific materials, publications, and information, facilitation of leading edge research in plant sciences, identification of other areas of possible collaboration
NIBB Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) Korea September 25, 1997 September 24, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan and Korea Basic Science Institute, Republic of Korea
Exchange of research staff and personnel, exchange of scientific materials, publications, and information, cooperative research activities
NIBB Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary August 12, 1998 -
Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki National Research Institutes, Japan and Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Exchange of research staff and personnel, exchange of scientific materials, publications, and information, cooperative research activities, and joint international grant applications
NIBB Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Singapore August 16, 2010 August 5, 2020
Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Exchange between National Institute for Basic Biology and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Promotion of joint research activities, invitation to visit of faculty members and researchers for lectures, workshops, conferences, symposia, training courses, exchange of graduate students for visit to attend conferences and training courses, exchange of information, etc.
NIPS Institute of Neurological Disorders and Storoke, National Institutes of Health United States October 17, 2000 Upon expiration or termination of the Agreement of Science and Technology Cooperation between Japan and the USA
Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Storoke, National Institutes of Health, USA and National Institute for Physiologocal Sciences, Okazaki National Research Institutes, Japan for a Brain Research Cooperative Program
Collaborative research projects, information exchange via workshops and seminars, exchange of scientists, other cooperative activities as may be mutually agreed upon
NIPS Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) Korea March 7, 2008 -
Memorandum of Understanding for Research Cooperation between Korea Basic Science Institute, Republic of Korea and National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
Collaborative and joint research activities, exchange of researchers, exchange of information, facility use, training of the next generation of scientists, joint research program for postdoctoral resarchers
NIPS Yonsei University College of Medicine Korea January 15, 2011 February 10, 2021
Agreement on Research and Educational Cooperation between the Yonsei University College of Medicine and the National Institute for Physiological Sciences
Exchange of faculty members or researchers, exchange of students, educational collaboration, research collaboration, sharing of intellectual property
NIPS Korea University College of Medicine Korea January 15, 2011 February 10, 2021
Agreement on Research and Educational Cooperation between the College of Medicine of Korea University and the National Institute for Physiological Sciences
Exchange of faculty members or researchers, exchange of students, educational collaboration, research collaboration, sharing of intellectual property
NIPS Yonsei University College of Dentistry Korea February 16, 2011 February 10, 2021
Agreement on Research and Educational Cooperation between the Yonsei University College of Dentistry and the National Institute for Physiological Sciences
Exchange of faculty members or researchers, exchange of students, educational collaboration, research collaboration, sharing of intellectual property
NIPS Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University Thailand September 30, 2011 September 29, 2016
Memorandum of Understanding on the Academic and Scientific Cooperation between National Institute for Physiological Sciences (Japan) and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Promotion of joint research in neural circuitry, acceptance of entrusted graduate students
NIPS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan May 25, 2012 May 24, 2017
Agreement on Academic Exchange between National Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan
Joint research, exchange of researchers, exchange of information
NIPS Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen Germany November 30, 2012 November 29, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding on the Academic and Scientific Cooperation between the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (Japan) and the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Tübingen (Germany)
Promotion of joint research in systems neuroscience, acceptance of entrusted graduate students
NIPS UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales Australia August 14, 2014 August 13, 2019
Letter of Agreement on the Academic and Scientific Cooperation between the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (Japan) and UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales (Australia)
Promotion of research exchange for the understanding of the biophysical basis for medicine and physiology
IMS Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (Chimie ParisTech) France October 23, 2009 October 22, 2019
Memorandum on Japan-France Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (Chimie ParisTech)
Exchange of information, cooperative research projects, exchange of faculty members, research personnel, and students, exchange of scientists for participating in conferences, symposia, and seminars
IMS Physical Chemistry Division, Korean Chemical Society Korea November 29, 2010 October 13, 2018
Memorandum on Japan-Korea Joint Symposiums in Molecular Science, between Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences and Physical Chemistry Division, the Korean Chemical Society
Periodically hold symposiums where lead researchers from Japan and Korea in the field of molecular science can gather, contribute to the development of molecular science in both countries
IMS Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica Taiwan February 20, 2011 February 19, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding on Collaboration in Molecular Science between the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan and the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Joint research (material-related molecular science, atomic, molecular, and optical science, theoretical and computational of molecular science)
IMS College of Natural Science, Korea Advance Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Korea September 28, 2012 September 27, 2016
Memorandum on Japan-Korea Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences(NINS), and the College of Natural Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Joint research (exchanges of information, exchanges of research personnel, holding of seminars, etc,)
IMS Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science India March 20, 2013 March 19, 2017
Memorandum on Japan-Indo Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) and the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
Joint research (exchanges of information, exchanges of research personnel, holding of seminars, etc,)
IMS Freie Universität Berlin Germany June 21, 2013 June 20, 2016
Memorandum on Japan-Germany Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
Academic exchange and implementation of cooperative research projects in the field of molecular science
IMS Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences China September 6, 2013 September 5, 2018
Memorandum on Japan-China Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences and the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Joint research (material molecular science, optical molecular science, theoretical and computational molecular science)
IMS Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH Germany January 16, 2015 June 20, 2016
Memorandum on Germany-Japan Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH and the Institute for Molecular Science
Implementation of academic exchange and joint research in molecular science
IMS Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata India October 7, 2015 October 6, 2019
Memorandum on Japan-Indo Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata)
Implementation of academic exchange, joint research, etc. in molecular science
IMS Indian Institute of Science India October 7, 2015 October 6, 2019
Memorandum on Japan-Indo Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science between the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Implementation of academic exchange, joint research, etc. in molecular science

Actual Number of Exchange Students

Number of Enrolled Students at The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)

Unit: Person

Name of Major/Institute FY 2010
(Current as of May 1, 2010)
FY 2011
(Current as of May 1, 2011)
FY 2012
(Current as of May 1, 2012)
M1 M2 D1 D2 D3 Total M1 M2 D1 D2 D3 Total M1 M2 D1 D2 D3 Total
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of
Astronomical Science
(NAOJ)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 1 4 3 5 9 22 6 1 6 4 9 26 6 6 5 6 5 28
International Students 1 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 4 0 2 2 1 2 7
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of
Fusion Science
(NIFS)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 1 1 5 7 6 20 1 1 2 5 8 17 3 1 5 2 5 16
International Students 0 0 1 3 3 7 1 0 1 3 3 8 0 1 3 1 3 8
School of Life Science,
Department of
Basic Biology
(NIBB)
Capacity 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33
Students enrolled 6 4 9 5 8 32 5 6 8 9 6 34 2 5 9 7 11 34
International Students 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 4
School of Life Science,
Department of
Physiological Sciences 
(NIPS)
Capacity 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33
Students enrolled 6 6 15 9 16 52 5 6 13 15 13 52 5 5 18 12 18 58
International Students 2 2 4 1 0 9 2 2 4 4 1 13 3 2 6 4 4 19
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of Structural
Molecular Science
(IMS)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 0 3 5 1 7 16 2 0 5 5 5 17 2 2 2 4 7 17
International Students 0 1 3 0 2 6 1 0 3 3 1 8 0 1 1 3 3 8
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of Functional
Molecular Science
(IMS)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 1 2 7 2 6 18 2 1 4 6 2 15 3 2 6 4 7 22
International Students 1 0 3 0 0 4 1 1 2 3 0 7 1 1 3 2 3 10
Total Capacity 14 14 38 38 38 142 14 14 38 38 38 142 14 14 38 38 38 142
Students enrolled 15 20 44 29 52 160 21 15 38 44 43 161 21 21 45 35 53 175
International Students 5 3 14 5 5 32 7 4 11 17 5 44 4 8 16 11 17 56
Name of Major/Institute FY 2010
(Current as of May 1, 2010)
FY 2011
(Current as of May 1, 2011)
FY 2012
(Current as of May 1, 2012)
M1 M2 D1 D2 D3 Total M1 M2 D1 D2 D3 Total M1 M2 D1 D2 D3 Total
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of
Astronomical Science
(NAOJ)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 1 4 3 5 9 22 6 1 6 4 9 26 6 6 5 6 5 28
International Students 1 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 4 0 2 2 1 2 7
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of
Fusion Science
(NIFS)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 1 1 5 7 6 20 1 1 2 5 8 17 3 1 5 2 5 16
International Students 0 0 1 3 3 7 1 0 1 3 3 8 0 1 3 1 3 8
School of Life Science,
Department of
Basic Biology
(NIBB)
Capacity 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33
Students enrolled 6 4 9 5 8 32 5 6 8 9 6 34 2 5 9 7 11 34
International Students 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 4
School of Life Science,
Department of
Physiological Sciences 
(NIPS)
Capacity 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33 3 3 9 9 9 33
Students enrolled 6 6 15 9 16 52 5 6 13 15 13 52 5 5 18 12 18 58
International Students 2 2 4 1 0 9 2 2 4 4 1 13 3 2 6 4 4 19
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of Structural
Molecular Science
(IMS)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 0 3 5 1 7 16 2 0 5 5 5 17 2 2 2 4 7 17
International Students 0 1 3 0 2 6 1 0 3 3 1 8 0 1 1 3 3 8
School of Physical Sciences,
Department of Functional
Molecular Science
(IMS)
Capacity 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19 2 2 5 5 5 19
Students enrolled 1 2 7 2 6 18 2 1 4 6 2 15 3 2 6 4 7 22
International Students 1 0 3 0 0 4 1 1 2 3 0 7 1 1 3 2 3 10
Total Capacity 14 14 38 38 38 142 14 14 38 38 38 142 14 14 38 38 38 142
Students enrolled 15 20 44 29 52 160 21 15 38 44 43 161 21 21 45 35 53 175
International Students 5 3 14 5 5 32 7 4 11 17 5 44 4 8 16 11 17 56

*M in M1, and M2 stand for Master's course
*D in D1, D2, and D3 stand for Doctor's course



Implementation of International Joint Research

(Acceptance Status and Implementation Status of Joint Utilization and Joint Research)

Note: Open recruitment research does not include research only intended for open recruitment within an institute.
[Status of each institute]

FY2011

Unit: Case

Name of Institute Acceptance Status Implementation Status
Open Recruitment Research New  Ongoing Total
Number of
Applications
Number of Accepted Applications Acceptance
Rate (%)
Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
Internationl
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
NINS Headquarters 3 3 100 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
NAOJ 627 385 61.4 77 364 25 389 78 30 124 154 3 394 149 543 81
NIFS 623 593 95.2 97 368 0 368 91 219 0 219 0 587 0 587 91
NIBB 167 164 98.2 0 103 0 103 0 61 0 61 0 164 0 164 0
NIPS 170 169 99.4 1 94 0 94 1 75 0 75 0 169 0 169 1
IMS 579 578 99.8 0 509 14 523 10 69 3 72 3 578 17 595 13
Total 2169 1892 87.2 175 1441 39 1480 180 454 127 581 6 1895 166 2061 186
Name of Institute Acceptance Status Implementation Status
Open Recruitment Research New  Ongoing Total
Number of
Applications
Number of Accepted Applications Acceptance
Rate (%)
Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
Internationl
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
NINS Headquarters 3 3 100 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
NAOJ 627 385 61.4 77 364 25 389 78 30 124 154 3 394 149 543 81
NIFS 623 593 95.2 97 368 0 368 91 219 0 219 0 587 0 587 91
NIBB 167 164 98.2 0 103 0 103 0 61 0 61 0 164 0 164 0
NIPS 170 169 99.4 1 94 0 94 1 75 0 75 0 169 0 169 1
IMS 579 578 99.8 0 509 14 523 10 69 3 72 3 578 17 595 13
Total 2169 1892 87.2 175 1441 39 1480 180 454 127 581 6 1895 166 2061 186
FY2012

Unit: Case

Name of Institute Acceptance Status Implementation Status
Open Recruitment Research New  Ongoing Total
Number of
Applications
Number of Accepted Applications Acceptance
Rate (%)
Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
Internationl
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
NINS Headquarters 8 7 87.5 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0
NAOJ 1534 500 32.6 199 475 134 609 214 40 83 123 3 515 217 732 217
NIFS 617 587 95.1 93 303 0 303 88 279 0 279 0 582 0 582 88
NIBB 172 171 99.4 0 105 0 105 0 66 0 66 0 171 0 171 0
NIPS 163 161 98.8 1 75 0 75 1 86 0 86 0 161 0 161 1
IMS 631 628 99.5 8 582 1 583 8 46 0 46 0 628 1 629 8
Total 3125 2054 65.7 301 1546 135 1681 311 517 83 600 3 2063 218 2281 314
Name of Institute Acceptance Status Implementation Status
Open Recruitment Research New  Ongoing Total
Number of
Applications
Number of Accepted Applications Acceptance
Rate (%)
Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
Internationl
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
Number of Implemented Open Recruitment Research Number of Implementated Non-Open Recruitment Research Total Included
International
Joint
Research
NINS Headquarters 8 7 87.5 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0
NAOJ 1534 500 32.6 199 475 134 609 214 40 83 123 3 515 217 732 217
NIFS 617 587 95.1 93 303 0 303 88 279 0 279 0 582 0 582 88
NIBB 172 171 99.4 0 105 0 105 0 66 0 66 0 171 0 171 0
NIPS 163 161 98.8 1 75 0 75 1 86 0 86 0 161 0 161 1
IMS 631 628 99.5 8 582 1 583 8 46 0 46 0 628 1 629 8
Total 3125 2054 65.7 301 1546 135 1681 311 517 83 600 3 2063 218 2281 314


Implementation of International Joint Research (Status of Each Recruitment Theme)

FY2011

Unit: Case

Name of Institute Recruitment Theme Expenses Idea Behind The Theme Acceptance Status
Number of Applications Number of Accepted Applications Acceptance Rate (%) Included International Joint Research
NAOJ Short Program (45m Radio Telescope) General To conduct exploratory or follow-up observation.
Observation time is limited to 20 hours.
15 12 80 2
NAOJ FMOS Strategic Program (The Subaru Telescope) Special[2] To conduct systematic observations with clear objectives or historic large scale observations using FMOS (Fiber Multi-Object Spectrograph), the Subaru Telescope's newest observation equipment 2 1 50 1
NIFS Japan-US Project Other Workshop and joint research aimed at the development of research in the field of nuclear fusion conducted under the coordination of MEXT and the United States DOE  80 66 82.5 66
NIFS Japan-Korea Project General Workshop and joint research conducted under the execution agreement on cooperation in research fields related to fusion between MEXT and the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology 23 23 100 23
NIFS TEXTOR General Joint research conducted based on the IAE (International Energy Agency) TEXTOR Agreement 8 8 100 8
NIPS Cooperative Study by High Voltage Electron Microscopy General Cooperative study using high voltage electron microscopy with three ambitious research themes 19 19 100 4
NIPS Cooperative Study by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine General Cooperative study using the magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) with two ambitious research themes 26 26 100 1
FY2012
Unit: Case
Name of Institute Recruitment Theme Expenses Idea Behind The Theme Acceptance Status
Number of Applications Number of Accepted Applications Acceptance Rate (%) Included International Joint Research
NAOJ Short Program (45m Radio Telescope) General To conduct exploratory or follow-up observation.
Observation time is limited to 20 hours.
15 9 60 1
NIFS Japan-US Project Other Workshop and joint research aimed at the development of research in the field of nuclear fusion conducted under the coordination of MEXT and the United States DOE  93 68 73.1182796 68
NIFS Japan-Korea Project General Workshop and joint research conducted under the execution agreement on cooperation in research fields related to fusion between MEXT and the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology 16 16 100 16
NIFS TEXTOR General Joint research conducted based on the IAE (International Energy Agency) TEXTOR Agreement 9 9 100 9
NIPS Cooperative Study by High Voltage Electron Microscopy General Cooperative study using high voltage electron microscopy with three ambitious research themes 18 18 100 5
IMS Molecular Science International Research Meeting (Okazaki Conference) General Small scale research conference differing from general findings-centered international gatherings by focusing on discussions of future perspectives and new research developments 1 1 100 1

Expense categories: General (Subsidy for Operating Expenses: General Expenses), Special [] (Subsidy for Operating Expenses: Special Expenses; the number within [] is the project number), and Other.

International Joint Research

Status of Implementation for International Joint Research Programs (Main Programs)
Institutes, etc. Research Themes, etc.
NAOJ International joint observations Observation results from the Subaru Telescope 1999-
Observation results from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) 2012-
Large-scale multinational collaboration (TMT Project) Collaboration on the promotion of the next generation extremely large Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project 2012-
Multinational collaboration Establishment of the Japanese Virtual Observatory in relation with the International Virtual Observatory by utilizing state-of-the-art information technology 2004-
NIFS Multinational collaborations IEA (International Energy Agency) Stellarator Agreement 1992-
IEA (International Energy Agency) TEXTOR Agreement 1978-
based on government agreements IEA (International Energy Agency) Implementing Agreement for Co-operation in Spherical Tori 2006-
Bilateral collaborations based on government agreements Japan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program (fusion) 1977-
Japan-Korea Fusion Cooperation Program 2004-
Japan-China Science and Technology Cooperation Program (Implementing Agreement for Magnetic Fusion) 2007-
NIBB Exchange between research institutes International joint research (EMBL, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research) 2005-
NIPS Bilateral collaborations based on government agreements Japan-U.S. Brain Research Cooperative Program 1979-
IMS Research institute collaborations International joint research 2006-

International Research Meetings

Symposiums, etc. Aimed at Researchers
(FY2012)
Units: Participant, Event
Institute Symposium Lecture/Seminar Study Group/Workshop Other Sum Total
Event Participant Event Participant Event Participant Event Participant Event Participant
NINS Sponsored 0 0 0 0 1 74 0 0 1 74
NAOJ 6 613 20 311 35 1,288 13 537 74 2,749
NIFS 1 272 0 0 25 795 0 0 26 1,067
NIBB 6 628 0 0 7 289 0 0 13 917
NIPS 1 77 0 0 21 1,315 0 0 22 1,392
IMS 3 182 2 128 9 250 0 0 14 560
CNSI 0 0 0 0 4 165 1 80 5 245
Total 17 1,772 22 439 102 4,176 14 617 155 7,004
Main Symposiums, etc.
Date Type (Classification) Name of Event Overview Participants
June 21-23,
2012
Study Group/
Workshop
The Japanese Society for Motor Control A research society aimed at strengthening  motor control research in Japan by allowing researchers from across the country engaged in motor control mechanisms research to report and discuss results. A society adopted for joint research. 241
July 17-21,
2012
Symposium The 58th/60th NIBB Conference The NIBB Conference is an international gathering where professors and other scholars from within NIBB act as organizers and invite lecturers from overseas to present. 132

July 30/Aug. 2,
2012,

Feb. 23/Mar. 11/
Mar. 19-20,
2013 

Other Brain Science Exploration Forum A forum mainly for young researchers including researchers from different fields to discuss future research topics and domains in brain science 80
Sept. 13-15,
2012
Symposium NIPS International Workshop 2012 An international joint research conference conducted in English where a number of foreign researchers were invited in an effort to raise the level of internationalization of the NIPS study group. The English title was "Central Neuroplasticity in Sensory-Emotional Link". 77
Oct. 14-19,
2012
Symposium The 9th Okazaki Biology Conference A unique annual international conference held in the form of a training camp in order to build a community of researchers to uncover new research themes in the field of basic biology 52
Nov. 19-22,
2012
Symposium 22nd International Toki Conference A conference with the theme of "Cross-Validation of Experiment and Modeling for Fusion and Astrophysical Plasmas" where prominent researchers from around the world gather to vigorously debate cutting edge results and common topics concerning fusion and astrophysical plasmas 272
Dec. 12-15,
2012
Study Group/
Workshop
The First Year of ALMA Science An international meeting to introduce early findings in ALMA research 200

Jan. 8-10,

2013

Symposium The 72nd Okazaki Conference A small scale research conference differing from general findings-centered international gatherings by focusing on discussions of future perspectives and new research developments 59
Jan. 15-17,
2013
Study Group/
Workshop
Subaru Users' Meeting A status report of the Subaru Telescope and scientific accomplishment report 140
Feb. 5-7,
2013
Study Group The First NINS Colloquium The objective of this colloquium is to come up with new plans for the future of natural science and gather researchers from various fields of natural science to hold discussions from different viewpoints concerning the current state and future developments of natural science. 74