Japanese universities can be excellent bases for research in many fields
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science works with funders and agencies around the world to bring early career scientists to Japan via its Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. These are available for researchers of every discipline and in the UK are administered and assessed by the Royal Society (for the natural sciences, with the next deadline on 8 March) and the British Academy (for social science and arts and humanities, with the next deadline in December).
Fellowships provide a subsistence allowance of 362,000 yen (£2,250) a month and offer a settling-in allowance of Y200,000, as well as a return air ticket and insurance. Japanese hosts may also apply for a research grant to cover cooperative research-related expenses.