JUNBA is a network among Japanese university offices in the Bay Area. The current core members include Fukuoka Institute of Technology, J.F. Oberlin University, Kagoshima University, Kyushu University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, Yokohama City University, Waseda University, Ryukoku University and NAIST (Nara Institute of Science and Technology). JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) San Francisco Office joined as a core member to promote the activities of JUNBA.
The mission of JUNBA is to assist Japanese universities with the enhancement of education and research activities and the creation of new businesses opportunities. JUNBA aims to attain this mission by facilitating internationalization movements at Japanese universities, supporting the training of university students and personnel, and promoting the development of academia-industry relationships between Japan and the U.S.