In Tsukuba, where world-class leading edge nanotechnology research facilities
and personnel are gathered, we are aiming at forming a global nanotechnology
base with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
(AIST), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), and Tsukuba University
forming the nucleus with cooperation from the Ministry of Economy, Trade
and Industry, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
and Industry. Power electronics has been designated as the core research
area for this.