The status of activities on the future planning of the optical and infrared astronomy community of Japan is reported. The community established a working group to draw a concrete plan for ground based telescopes and space missions for the next decades. Some specific areas of related research and development, that might turn out to be useful for promoting the project, are mentioned. Japan's community is open for international collaborations in these areas.
Masanori Iye, Masanori Iye,
"Japan's future planning of optical/infrared astronomy", Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566120; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566120