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Science Gets Share of Stimulus Package

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Science  20 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5393, pp. 1393-1394
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5393.1393a

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TOKYO-- A new housing complex for exchange students, renovated research labs and equipment, and a faster track for some big new science projects are expected to be elements in Japan's latest, and largest, attempt to spend itself out of a prolonged recession. The $195 billion package includes $145 billion in stimulus spending and another $50 billion in tax breaks and eclipses the $138 billion stimulus package enacted just last April (Science, 1 May, p. 669). But many of the details, including amounts for science-related projects, are yet to be worked out.