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Pillars of a smart society: From blockchain to surgical robots

18 April 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Across the scientific fields, Japanese researchers are bringing together the virtual and real worlds.

Japanese institutions resist reform

6 April 2018

Ichiko Fuyuno

Efforts to improve Japan's scientific status include top-down institutional change, but tradition is hard to break.

Japanese government urges young scientists towards industry

23 March 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

With permanent academic jobs scarce, the government wants industry to utilize young talent.