Mitou Junior Photo in 2019

What's Mitou Junior?

Mitou Junior is a half-year-long program to enhance young innovative creators in Japan. This program, initiated by the Mitou Foundation in 2016 and originating from the government-backed MITOU programs, has received support from various companies and organizations since its inception. With that support we offer 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)

Sponsors & Supporters

Mitou Junior program has 10+ financial and in-kind sponsors. Also we have 10+ supporters, including MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).

Sponsors for 2023

Interested in sponsoring?

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what we can do together!


Supported by Japanese goverment


Let us know if you have any questions or interests!