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Science Fares Well in a Tight Budget

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Science  03 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5603, pp. 28
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5603.28

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TOKYO-- Japan's scientific community last week got a pleasant surprise. Despite belt-tightening that will hold total growth in government spending to just 0.7% in the fiscal year beginning on 1 April, the administration's budget includes a 3.9% rise, to $10.3 billion, for science.