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National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology

The National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) was established in April 2016 to promote quantum science and technology in a comprehensive and integrated manner. The new organization was formed from the merger of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) with certain operations that were previously undertaken by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).

QST’s mission is to raise the level of quantum and radiological sciences and technologies through its commitment to research and development into quantum science and technology, the effect of radiation on humans, radiation emergency medicine, and the medical use of radiation.

To ensure that research and development delivers significant academic, social and economic impacts, and to maximize benefits from global innovation, QST is striving to establish world-leading research and development platforms, explore new fields, and serve as a center for radiation protection and radiation emergency medicine.


Location 4-9-1, Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 263-8555, Japan
Board Members President Toshio Hirano
Executive Director Koji Noda
Executive Director Yasuhide Tajima
Executive Director Yasuhiro Itakura
Auditor Satoshi Yamaguchi
Auditor Osamu Nishikawa
1,200 full-time staff
(1 April 2019)
Budget 43.7 billion yen (FY2019)
(Including the facility maintenance costs subsidy)


QST’s organizational chart