JST/CHORUS Virtual Forum
Monitoring Open Access Compliance in Japan Under the New National Policy

14 November, 2023 – Free online meeting
10.00 AM – 12.00 NOON, Japan standard time




In 2025, it will be a requirement that articles resulting from nationally funded research in Japan be open access immediately on publication. Even though the exact details of the policy have not been specified, the Government has clearly stated that immediate open access will be required in 2025.

To comply with this policy, there will likely be several options available to researchers and their institutions, as follows:

  • Posting their work as a preprint on a preprint platform.
  • Posting their research article manuscript on their institutional repository (IR) which will be open to all.
  • Posting the research article manuscript in an open national or subject-based repository.
  • Publishing their research as an article in a fully open access or hybrid journal and paying an article publishing charge (APC).
  • Publishing their research as an article in a hybrid journal of a publisher which has a transformative agreement with their institution.

Universities, research institutions, and funders will be required to ensure that their research output is compliant with the new national policy. They will therefore have to monitor the open accessibility of their research output which will be complex with so many routes to immediate open access. This Forum will address the challenges institutions will face, and how researchers will be supported.



Syun Tutiya, National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)


Nao Kinoshita, Director, Information Management Division, Tohoku University Library
Presentation   Video

Yaeko Takeuchi, Deputy Chief of Planning and User Support Division, Chiba University Library
Presentation   Video

Chie Onodera, Data Collection Unit, Materials Data Platform, Research Network and Facility Services Division, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Presentation   Video

Masashi Kawai,Chief Analyst, Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform, National Institute of Informatics (NII)
Presentation   Video

Daijirou Okada, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Department for Information infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Presentation   Video

Presentations and the panel discussion will be in Japanese. 

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