The Miraikan Vision

The vision of Miraikan is to serve a central role promoting science communications towards the discovery of solutions to global problems so that 10 billion people may continue to live on planet Earth.

Specifically, we are a place for specialists and the general public to gather and engage in dialogue on the many challenges we face, such as climate change, energy issues, the decline in biodiversity, food issues, natural disasters, and infectious diseases.

We also fully support coordination and cooperation among people from many different people throughout Japan, seek out international collaboration, and promote global scale activities under the concept of worldwide connections.

Activities - Three Pillars

  1. Science Communication

  2. Development of Science Communicators

  3. Creating Connections

Science Communication

Miraikan highlights cutting-edge science and technology as "new knowledge and innovation" through various methods, such as permanent and special exhibitions, talk sessions, experimental classes, on the web, through publications, and videos. To arouse the interest of the general public, Miraikan is developing methods of expression and communication to present the information in an easy-to-understand manner.

Development of Science Communicators

Miraikan trains Science Communicators internally and externally through a unique human development system based on practical science communication activities. At Miraikan, Science Communicators are appointed on a fixed-term system for a maximum of five years. During their terms as Science Communicators, they engage in science communication activities, including providing explanations of exhibits on the exhibition floor, and planning events and exhibitions.

At the end of their terms, armed with their experience as Science Communicators, these knowledgeable personnel take up jobs in research institutes, universities, science museums and other museums, corporations, and educational institutions.

Creating Connections

This network includes researchers, engineers, the media, volunteers, Member's Club, museum visitors, government offices, schools, science museums in Japan and around the world, and industries. Miraikan views these relationships as multi-dimensional linking Miraikan's activities to all society, and continues to strengthen its connections with these eight stakeholders. Miraikan approaches these people and organizations and engages with them in its projects and activities. Through such engagement, Miraikan creates links between cutting edge science and technology and the general public.

Slogan

"Science Changes People;People Change Worlds"

miraikan Slogan Science Changes People;People Change Worlds

"Science Changes People" means not only to learn and understand science, but also to consider new ways to engage with "the state-of-the-art knowledge and innovation" presented by cutting-edge science and technology.

"People Change Worlds" means seeing all of life differently through the lens of "the state-of-the-art knowledge and innovation", and, through discussion followed by action, leading the world to a better future.

Symbol mark

Miraikan シンボルマーク

The symbol mark is made of a circle inscribed with arcs. This suggests an image of satellites orbiting the globe, cell division, various terrestrial networks (people and peple, information) and the motion of electrons.