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Five-Year Science Plan Under Debate

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Science  10 May 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5263, pp. 804
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5263.804


Tokyo—A 5-year plan that is expected to lay the groundwork for a major expansion of Japanese R&D spending is working its way through the upper echelons of the government. Even before the document is finished, however, some researchers are worrying that it will not do enough to bolster basic research.