Oita prefectural assembly visit

On July 10, Dr.Masataka Kado, the Promotion and Public Relation Group Leader of the Nano Terasu Secretariat, led 11 members of Oita prefectural assembly.

The group of city office staff for SMEs visit

On July 5, Dr. Masataka Kado, the Promotion and Public Relation Group Leader of the Nano Terasu Secretariat,  led a 44 members of city office’s managers for SMEs in ordinance-designated cities.

Interview of Dr. Takahashi, Director General of NanoTerasuCenter

Monday July 1st, Dr. Takahashi, Director General of NanoTerasu Center, interviewed by a freelance writer Mr. Ogawa for the monthly journal “Pioneers of Future Technology‘

Message from Director General, NanoTerasu Secretariat Masashi Hattori on retirement

I retire as Director General, NanoTerasu Secretariat on the end of June, 2024. I have worked on construction of governance and management system of NanoTerasu in addition to management of events such as a site visit on the G7 Science and Technology ministers meetings, the first beam ceremony and public site tours since I joined NanoTerasu about two years ago. I have contributed to the initial operation phase formulating common rules and coordinating among institutions as the first Director General, NanoTerasu Secretariat since this April.

I hope that NanoTeasu takes advantage of its strength as a world-leading research facility and becomes a place to form communities that connect people and people, research and research, and technology and technology and more. I expect you will have opportunities to engage with NanoTerasu in various situation.

I really appreciate your courteous support.

June, 2024
Masashi Hattori


Masashi Hattori

Introducing NanoTerasu at the 21st International Biophysics Conference

The Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), which is in charge of promoting the use of NanoTerasu, introduced NanoTerasu together with SPring-8 at the 21st IUPAB Congress 2024/IUPAB2024 held at Kyoto International Conference Center from June 24 (Mon.) to 28 (Fri.), 2024.


Research at NanoTerasu was featured on Miyagi TV’s “Miyagi news every.”

On June 28 (Fri.), the research being conducted by Tohoku University at NanoTerasu was introduced in the “Passion Labo” corner of Miyagi Television’s “Miyagi news every.”

Article in the program website (Japanese only): <NanoTerasu, a next-generation synchrotron radiation facility, gives a tailwind to research> Approaching the “deliciousness of food” that has until now relied on experience and the senses (Tohoku University)

Mr. Nishijyo, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan(MEXT), and others visit

Shigeo Koyasu, QST President, Masashi Hattori, Director General of the NanoTerasu Secretariat, Masamitsu Takahashi, NanoTerasu Center Director, Masaki Takata, PhoSIC President, and Norifumi Ushio, Tohoku University Director led a delegation from MEXT Deputy Director-General Masaaki Nishijyo (Science and Technology Policy Bureau) on a tour of NanoTerasu.


The Vice Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in Sendai visit

On June 11, Dr. Tsuyoshi Yaita, the Deputy Director General of the NanoTerasu Secretariat, led a tour of NanoTerasu with Vice Consul General Lee Byung-Ho, Working Officer Kim Ji-Hee, and Representative Lee Hyuk of the Korea-Japan Future Forum.


The Mainichi Newspaper published an article about “NanoTerasu,” a giant microscope with an industrial development effect of “1.9 trillion yen” in Sendai

The Mainichi Newspaper published an article on the industrial development effects of NanoTerasu, which has been in operation since April 2024.

Click here to go to Mainichi Shimbun Digital (paid article, Japanese Only).

NanoTerasu has started operations

After completing the facility inspection in March 2024, NanoTerasu started facility operations under a new organizational structure, involving QST, Phosic and JASRI, starting from April 1st, 2024.
We hope that more users will utilize NanoTerasu in the times ahead. We are committed to supporting users in order to expedite the attainment of outstanding results as soon as possible.