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Millennium Projects May Provide Science Bonanza

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Science  29 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5441, pp. 880-881
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5441.880b

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TOKYO-- Japan's scientists are cautiously applauding the government's choice last week of the types of high-profile science and technology projects to be funded next year as part of a $5 billion economic restructuring initiative. The so-called Millennium Projects, initiated by Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, could add as much as $2.4 billion to next year's science budget in information technology, genetics, and environmental studies.