Based on a very competitive selection process on all sciences, the Hyper-Kamiokande project has been chosen for inclusion in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Large Project Roadmap. This implies that Hyper-K will then be presented by MEXT to the government to be included in the budget.
A total of 7 projects from the general sciences are in the Roadmap, they are Genome, HL-LHC, Hyper-K, SPICA, LiteBIRD, attosecond pulse laser and the photon factory.
The roadmap, which is in Japanese, can be found in: [here]
Hyper-K is third in the table on page 19. The table order does not represent importance or rank.
Based on the scientific evaluation, urgency, strategy, and support of the society, Hyper-K has received the highest grades with (a, a).
This achievement marks an important milestone in the roadmap for the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment.
Please note that the Hyper-K project has not yet be funded.
[ Roadmap2017 (in Japanese) ]
[ Hyper-Kamiokande Website ]
[ More detail announcement ]