Research Materials

Research Materials series is a monograph series published irregularly.(Japanese) It also contains reports of interdisciplinary researches and the "Science and Technology Research Project".(Japanese, summary in English)


Issues Regarding Russia's Aggression against Ukraine

Materials Science: The State of the Art and Future Options

Technology and Its Social Implementation in the Digital Era

Issues Regarding Russia's Aggression against Ukraine

Considering Japan’s Space Policy: What Should Be Done in the Next Ten Years?


Constitutional Emergency Provisions in OECD Countries

Inequality, Distribution and Economic Growth

Legal Regulations for Online Advertising in Referendum Campaigns in Foreign Countries Basic Information Series(29)

Risk Communication regarding Science and Technology: New Challenges and Developments

International Trends and Issues in the Utilization of Space

Inequality, Distribution and Economic Growth

Issues and Prospects of Decarbonization Technology to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050


U.S. Economic Security Policy and the International Economic Order under the U.S.-China Conflict

Quantum Information Technologies

Technologies for Decarbonized Society and Related Issues

Comprehensive Security in a Changing International Environment

Genome Editing Technologies: Issues arising on the frontline and future prospects


U.K. Parliamentary Politics in Times of Crisis

Technologies to Assist Older People and Related Social Issues

Genome-Editing Technology and Its Impact

Trends and Issues of Social Media in the Era of Coronavirus

Constitutions of the World (11) Sweden, 2nd edition

Challenges Facing Young People in Japan


Current Topics in Employment and Earnings: Labor Market and Evidence-Based Policymaking (EBPM)

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy beyond 2020

Trends and Issues of Social Media

Evidence-Based Policymaking: Current Status and Issues

Fostering future researchers in support of the Science-and-Technology-Oriented-Nation Concept


Provisions Concerning Armed Forces and Emergency Provisions of U.S., French and German Constitutions

U.S. Foreign Policy and Japan

Infrastructure Maintenance Technology

  • Current Conditions (PDF: 4,360KB)
    • Ⅰ  Overview
    • Ⅱ  Identification of problems and policy challenges for buildings
    • Ⅲ  Identification of problems and policy challenges for roads, bridges and tunnels
    • Ⅳ  Identification of problems and policy challenges for water and sewers
    • Ⅴ  Identification of problems and policy challenges for land conservation
    • Ⅵ  Identification of problems and policy challenges for other infrastructure
    • Ⅶ  Analysis of infrastructure with four major challenge areas
  • Countermeasures (PDF: 2,938KB)
    • Ⅷ  Countermeasures
    • Ⅸ  Restructuring
    • Ⅹ  Reducing the whole-life cost
    • ⅩⅠ  Alternative service provision
    • ⅩⅡ  Other measures
    • ⅩⅢ  Analysis of countermeasures with four major challenge areas
  • Afterword/Glossary (PDF: 1,273KB)

Current Trends in Biometrics

Forecast and Response to Extreme Weather

The United States in the 21st Century

Referendum Legislation and Examples around the World, 2019 Edition


Current Situation and Issues of Foreign Workers in the EU with a Focus on Germany

Policy Decisions And Scientific Literacy

Infrastructure for Data-Driven Society

Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence/Robotics and Work/Employment

  • Part 1  Trends in Research and Technology (PDF: 2,311KB)
    • Ⅰ  Knowledge Processing / Machine Learning 
    • Ⅱ  Natural Language Processing 
    • Ⅲ  Image Acquisition and Recognition 
    • Ⅳ  Speech User Interface 
    • Ⅴ  Human Agent Interaction 
    • Ⅵ  Robotics 
    • Ⅶ  IoT 
    • Ⅷ  Multi-agent System 
    • Ⅸ  Crowdsourcing 
  • Part 2  AI Trends by Domain (PDF: 4,825KB)
    • Ⅰ  Healthcare
    • Ⅱ  Elderly Care
    • Ⅲ  Art and Design
    • Ⅳ  Education
    • Ⅴ  Hospitality
    • Ⅵ  Transportation / Mobility
    • Ⅶ  Agriculture
    • Ⅷ  Security
    • Column 1  AI and Military Use Overseas
    • Column 2  Japanese Chess (Shogi)
  • Part 3  AI and Employment Overseas, and in Development, Utilization and Management of Human Resources (PDF: 1,625KB)
    • Ⅰ  AI, Robotics and Employment Policy Trends in US
    • Ⅱ  AI, Robotics and Employment Policy Trends in EU and Germany
    • Ⅲ  AI and Employment Issues in France
    • Ⅳ  AI, Robotics, and Labor in the Chinese Workplace
    • Ⅴ  Technological Innovation and Employment
    • Ⅵ  Human Resources and Labor Management by ICT and its Regulation: Japan and Overseas
    • Ⅶ  Development and Recruitment of AI-related Human Resources

Rules of Procedure of the French National Assembly

Trends and Issues of Autonomous Driving Technology

Value Added Taxes in Foreign Countries(2018)

The European Union at the Crossroads


Family diversity: From European experiences

Transformation of Science and Technology Policies in the Post-Cold War Era

International Trends in Space Policies

Building a Society of Diversity


Arguments on Constitutional Review (Revised Edition)

The functions of parliament in the global era--suggestions for Japanese politics from the EU experiences

Lower House Electoral Systems in Foreign Countries

Frontiers in Life Sciences : Progress and Ethical Issues in Research and Development

Aspects in Life Sciences

Constitutions of the World (10) Hungary