What is Mitou Jr?

What’s this?

It is a half-year-long program for talented and innovative creators and programmers under 17 in Japan. The program was founded in 2016 by Mitou Foundation, and has been supported by companies and organizations. which offers the following benefits.

Mentoring

Creators will be able to learn from mentors and other Mitou graduates who are at the forefront of technology.

Financial Support

Each group will be eligible to receive up to 500K yen (almost equivalnt of $4600) as funding for development.

Place to develop

If necessary, places to develop will be provided.

Certified as Mitou Junior Super Creators

Creators who have achieved outstanding results are certified as Mitou Junior Super Creators. They’re eligible to apply for Admission Office Entrance Examinations of Keio University SFC and Tokyo Metropolitan University.

Past Projects

In 2019, we accepted 13 projects (17 individuals) out of 127 applications. 9 of the creators were certified as Mitou Junior Super Creator. The presentation videos and full information are available here.

In 2018, we accepted 12 projects (14 individuals) out of 105 applications. 6 of the creators were certified as Mitou Junior Super Creator. The presentation videos and full information are available here.

Supporting Public Organizations

Mitou Junior is officially recognized and supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor