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The National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology (QST) was established on April 1, 2016. This new Institute was created by a government decree announced on July 8th, 2015 to merge the National Institute of Radiological Sciences and the Quantum Beam Directorate and the Nuclear Fusion Directorate of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, resulting in the establishment of QST. This new institute is bestowed with the mission to conduct high quality research and development related to quantum science and technologies, nuclear fusion, and radiological science and its application in medicine. The new Institute will play a leadership role in molding the future direction of Japan's radiological science field and will be Japan's collaborating partner for international organizations including the ITER and BA.

The new QST will combine the research and development abilities of seven Japanese institutes nationwide in the fields of radiology, quantum beams and nuclear fusion to form a world class institution in quantum science and technologies research. QST will take an unparalleled, pathfinding role in technology research and to promote exploratory studies and translational research that integrate quantum science and technology with medicine and life sciences. QST will also serve as a platform to foster collaboration between industry, government, and universities, through activities such as personnel exchanges and joint research. Such efforts will repay the Society in multiple levels that include increase economic output, technological advancement, education and training opportunities for the next generation of engineers and scientists. Finally, QST will actively promote creation of harmonious diversity in our Society by fostering intellectual creativity and understanding and respect for other cultures around the world. This kind of activity will contribute to the progress of a peaceful and spiritually rich human society.

We hope to benefit from everyone’s advice, support, and guidance.

April 1, 2016
President Toshio Hirano