Dr. Yasushi Ogasaka, Director of the Department for Information Infrastructure at the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), gave the keynote presentation at the inaugural Asia-Pacific meeting of the International Association of STM Publishers (STM) in Hong Kong in June 2019. This paper, based Dr. Ogasaka’s address, shares the evolution of open science in Japan and his insight on the need to increase researcher engagement.
Dr. Ogasaka is responsible for formulating and managing the JST’s policies that promote open science, including open access and open data. He is also involved in wider initiatives in Japan to open the research results funded by their five national agencies. JST has been utilizing the CHORUS Japan Dashboard and has been a partner with CHORUS since 2017.