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Japan faces down disaster

24 April 2018

Tim Hornyak

An institute’s work on warning and mitigation systems for catastrophic events is a national priority.

Osaka hastens industry partnerships

23 April 2018

Ichiko Fuyuno

Osaka University bets on commercial-academic collaborations to survive.

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.

Japan bets on science diplomacy

16 April 2018

Daniel Hurst

International collaborations are rising, but not enough to put Japan on the global researcher circuit.

AI engineers, data scientists - Japan needs you

10 April 2018

Tim Hornyak

Japan's vision of a high-tech, 'super-smart' society relies on sustained investment to arrest scientific decline.

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.

Stand aside UTokyo, Gakushuin shows size isn’t everything

22 March 2018

Tim Hornyak

Gakushuin University is the top-ranking institution when assessed on the quality of its research in the natural sciences.

Japan's woman problem

8 March 2018

Noriko Osumi

Less than 15% of researchers in Japan are female. Urgent culture change is needed, argues Noriko Osumi.