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DFG Office Japan

DFG Tokyo Office

DFG Tokyo Office

Japan has always been a strong and reliable partner for German science. Over the last few years there has been steady growth in the number of bilateral research collaborations and, more recently, a rise in joint initiatives for promoting young researchers, for instance through the establishment of German-Japanese Research Training Groups.

The DFG would like to consolidate and intensify these multifaceted German-Japanese scientific collaborations in future. The DFG office in Tokyo will assist German scientists and academics to expand their cooperative activities with Japanese colleagues, while also serving Japanese science as a drop-in centre on the way to Germany.


  • To serve as a point of contact for scientists, scientific organisations and funding bodies in Japan.
  • To maintain and intensify contacts with partner organisations and establish networks with other stakeholders located in Japan.
  • To prepare and provide German science with analyses, evaluations, and reports regarding developments in Japanese science policy that are relevant to the DFG.
  • To develop a “strategic philosophy of collaboration” with Japanese science, in consultation with the DFG Head Office in Bonn.
  • To initiate collaborative projects, bilateral workshops and symposia in Japan and Germany to allow scientists to get acquainted with each other and to establish networks.




Japanese Website

The DFG Office Japan now offers comprehensive information about the DFG and its programmes in Japanese.