Japan is historically very strong in science and innovation, particularly in manufacturing technology, engineering and electronics. In line with our strategy to enable UK researchers to work with the best collaborators around the world, we work proactively with partner organisations in Japan to provide joint research funding opportunities in areas of strategic importance to both nations.

Highlights of our work with Japan

  • UK-Japan collaborative research programme in nuclear safety and decommissioning, in partnership with Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • International research in security (IRIS) visiting fellowships programme, supporting eminent researchers in cyber security from India, Israel and Japan
  • EPSRC has partnered in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) core-to-core programme in the area of spintronics and advanced materials, building on previous joint investments.