Tsuyoshi Sugino – President
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan

Mr. SUGINO is the President of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) since April 2022. JSPS which is placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is a major funding agency in Japan to support all scientific or academic research based on the free ideas of researchers.

He had worked for MEXT more than 35 years to support for Japan’s primary to higher education, university research, and researcher activities. From 2020 to 2021, he served as the Director-General of Research Promotion Bureau at MEXT, and dedicated to improve systems for strengthening Japan’s research capabilities by such means as augmenting the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) program.