Dr. Kazuyoshi Shimada is a Director of Washington, D.C. Office, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) since April 2020. Dr. Shimada has been working on making stories, strategies, and communities throughout communications with scientists and wider stakeholders. He has incorporated stakeholder engagement into the strategy-making and community building initiatives, with the aim of increasing the social value of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Since 2003, he has worked for JST at the Department of Basic Research, Center for Research and Development Strategy and Center for Science Communication, Department for Promotion of Science in Society prior to his present position. His academic background is electronics, information and communication engineering and he received his Doctor of Engineering degree from Waseda University in 2000.