What's Mitou Junior?
Mitou Junior is a half-year-long program to enhance young 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. It offers the following benefits.
Creators will be able to learn from mentors and other Mitou graduates who are at the forefront of technology.
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.
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.
Supporters and Sponsors
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. Also we have 10+ financial and in-kind sponsors.