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Development of public understanding of science and technology (PUST) in Japan science and technology agency (JST)

Yoshiyuki Maeda   Department of Public Understanding of Science and Technology, JST

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is responsible for the strategic activities of PUST based on the Science and Technology Basic Plan. PUST activities will be introduced as a development of JST since the year 1996. First of all, TV broadcasting and National Museum of Emerging Science And Innovation (Miraikan) were established to transmit the information and knowledge of science and technology to the whole country. Then, as assistance for science education, digital learning contents were developed and distributed, and Super Science High Schools (SSH) were promoted. Further under the 3rd Science and Technology Basic Plan, activities to train scientific human resources and promote Science Communications will be developed.

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