– Awarding “JASTJ prizes” to individuals or groups who have achieved superior accomplishments in reporting, publishing, or video production on issues pertaining to science and technology

– Offering training courses for would-be science journalists in Tokyo since 2002

– Fulfilling a vital role in the creation of a global alliance. Official member of the WFSJ since its foundation in 2003

– Organizing monthly study sessions to facilitate communication between JASTJ members, scientists and other individuals in the spotlight

– Publishing “JASTJ News,” a quarterly newsletter

     The board members meet 10 times a year. An annual general assembly, which doubles as a JASTJ prize awarding ceremony, is held in Tokyo in May. The annual JASTJ budget of ~$30,000 is covered by membership fees and contributions from supporting organizations, of which there are 13 in 2018.