Tsukuba Science City: Japan Tries Planned Innovation

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Science  12 Jun 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4500, pp. 1239-1247
DOI: 10.1126/science.212.4500.1239


Tsukuba Science City is Japan's new municipal complex of research laboratories and educational facilities. About 30 percent of the nation's government research laboratories and more than 40 percent of its government research manpower are concentrated in the community. A brief history of the monumental project is presented and problems confronting the city are discussed.