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Reforms Could Threaten Facility Spending Hike

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Science  27 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5517, pp. 620
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5517.620a

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TOKYO-- The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology, Sports, and Culture last week promised to spend $13 billion over the next 5 years to renovate and expand cramped and outdated research facilities in Japan's universities. Now, the country's researchers and educators are waiting to see whether the promise survives the expected election this week of Junichiro Koizumi as prime minister and the resulting government reshuffle.