Mitou Junior Photo in 2019

What's Mitou Junior?

Mitou Junior is a half-year-long program to enhance young innovative creators and programmers 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.

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.

Award outstanding performance

Creators who have shown their outstanding performance during Mitou Junior program get an outstanding performance award. The award is highly recognized for Admissions Office of several universities, including Keio University SFC and Tokyo Metropolitan University.

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Projects Showcase

Over 100 projects (applications) are submitted to our Mitou Junior program every year, and approximately 10-13% of them are accepted.

Example projects, accepted and boosted by our program, are as follows.

Check accepted projects (in Japanese)

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.


Interested in sponsoring?

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what we can do together!



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