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Lab Chiefs Decry Push for Strategic Research

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Science  20 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5529, pp. 411
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5529.411a

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TOKYO-- Shattering a tradition of restraint in criticizing government policy, 14 current and four former heads of major Japanese laboratories have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, pleading for greater recognition of the value of basic research and a bigger role for active researchers in shaping the nation's research policies.