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Information about Security Export Control

Security export control at university and approaches at Osaka University

Major countries collaborate in promoting human security in order to maintain peace and safety of the world. The important pillar of their efforts is to prevent the proliferation of products and technologies that might be used for developing weapons of mass destruction and conventional arms for terrorists and countries threatening world peace. In Japan, export security control is carried out under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and its related laws.

Research conducted at university and its achievements include technologies that might be used for developing weapons of mass destruction and conventional arms despite researchers' intentions; therefore, appropriate security export control at university is required.

Osaka University formulated Regulations on Security Export Control on April 1, 2010 and built a security export control system. This system is operated in such a way as to not impair international research activities at Osaka University, but to familiarize faculty and staff members with the system. Osaka University aims to improve the system so that researchers can expand their research worldwide with a reduction in paperwork as much as possible.

August 2017
YAGI Yasushi
Director and Vice President
Officer in charge of Security Export Control


University-Wide Explanatory Session for Security Export Control held

On June 28 (Wed.) and July 5 (Wed.), the University-Wide Explanatory Session for Security Export Control was held with some 130 faculty and staff members involved with security export control in attendance. The explanatory session explained about the outline of security export control, procedures and how to determine if a transaction is subject to the regulations, as well as important points when accepting international students.

Osaka University began to promote security export control in April 2010, with this type of explanatory session being held every year. In addition to the university-wide explanatory sessions, we will be holding explanatory sessions for each research and educational organization according to their characteristics in order to enhance their awareness on security export control.

July 2017


Explanatory session on the Suita Campus


 Explanatory session on the Toyonaka Campus

Security Export Control
Life Science/Security Section, Research Promotion Division,
Department of Research and Industry Collaboration

Tel: 06-6877-5111
Email: s-export[at]
When using this address, please replace [at] with @.


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