Science Links Japan was launched in June 2006 by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), a core organization for implementing Japan's science and technology policy in line with the objectives of the Science and Technology Basic Plan.
Science Links Japan is a topically arranged directory of online information resources for science and technology in Japan. Japan's scientific and technical information (STI) scattered across or isolated on the Internet have been collected and categorized under major topics. The Website aims to provide ease of access to Japan's STI for non-Japanese researchers, policy makers and many others who need Japan's STI.
Most of the contents come from information generated/compiled in the public sector, such as the government, universities, R&D institutes and STI institutes.
Science Links Japan has been compiled with a sharp focus on URL resources available in the English language. URL resources available only in the Japanese language also have been selected from the viewpoint of comprehensiveness and importance.
Mirror sites may be established to enhance convenience in regions with poor Internet access.
Science Links Japan is an ongoing endeavor and will undergo the necessary improvements, additions or deletions based on user requests/feedback over the course of time.