18 November 1994
Vol 266, Issue 5188

About The Cover

The lavishly appointed pavilion at the International Institute for Advanced Studies, the flagship of the fledgling Kansai Science City, is intended to be a meeting ground for scholars from around the world. But its emptiness since it opened 17 months ago symbolizes the unfulfilled dreams of the Japanese science establishment. The new structures that are shaping science in Japan are the focus of this year's special issue on Science in Asia. See the special section beginning on page 1169. [Photo: Caroline Parsons/Sygma]