The Japanese cabinet decided a longer term strategy for science, technology and innovation on 7 June 2013. The Comprehensive STI Strategy addresses five main priorities for the period up to 2030. The priorities concern focused policy challenges, structured around the following:
1 Realisation of clean and economical energy system
2. Realisation of healthy and active ageing society
3. Development of next generation infrastructures
4. Regional revitalisation
5. Revitalisation from the Great East Japan Earthquake.