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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "If you are a DC researcher,"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you can concentrate on your own research.

    Cons

    no bonus, no social insurance.


  2. "You need Japanese Language Ability"

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    Current Contractor - Researcher in Toyonaka (Japan)
    Current Contractor - Researcher in Toyonaka (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You don't have to pay tax

    Cons

    You have to submit all documents in Japanese

    Advice to Management

    Please make the English version for all documents (such as annual report, and financial report)

  3. "DC2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    good if you do research in Japan.

    Cons

    cannot think of any cons.


  4. "Postdoctoral Fellowship"

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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Standard international-standard salary, with a decent option for research funding. Full health insurance.

    Cons

    Administration of research funds is quite involved (time-heavy).


  5. "Pretty fun"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Uji, Kyoto (Japan)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Uji, Kyoto (Japan)

    Pros

    Plenty of autonomy, workable salary. Plenty of information provided about life in Japan. They also turned around applications quickly, at least in my case.

    Cons

    Reimbursement for conference travel, for example to Tokyo is a pain. There are fixed maximums for hotel cost per day which seem to have nothing to do with the actual cost of hotels.

    Advice to Management

    Ideally it would be possible to extend a short-term fellowship rather than just re-entering the application process.


  6. "Post Doc Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sufficient research funds, above average salary that due to tax free status (it is considered a "stipend" and not a salary) means minimum spending on health insurance and other income based expenditures (one always pays the lowest tier)

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, limited days outside of Japan allowed meaning one has to spend "holidays" on conferences abroad, inflexible spending opportunities for research money (i.e. no books can be purchased as they are considered "equipment" which is not covered by research money)


  7. "JSPS Research Fellow (PhD student)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is the best grant for the PhD students in Japan. Additional cash fund for research use is accompanied by this grant.

    Cons

    This employment has no social security, pension, health insurance, so the actual payable cash will be a bit smaller than 2400k(JPY) per year.

    Advice to Management

    At least the health insurance and the pension must be included in this employment. Another problem is that PhD students do not actually have rights to decide the usage of the research fund, since their supervisors overtake it.

  8. "JSPS research fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Little stipend plus small research budget for your own research.

    Cons

    Salary is minimum and not competitive comparable to other countries' fellowship. Lack of flexibility with doing internships. No benefit such as healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Make this fellowship more competitive to other countries, otherwise best students will go to PhD courses in other countries.


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent salary for a student, research founds, good for starting experience in Japan

    Cons

    lack of flexibility, many bureaucratic procedures for mostly everything


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good supports for research activities.

    Cons

    The job does not have a permanent basis.