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This paper is concerned with government initiated activities in Japan relating to identification and prioritisation of critical or generic technologies. The role of the private sector is particularly important in Japan, since it accounts for over 80 % of total national R&D spending. Government intervention takes a variety of forms and is based on a number of policy goals. Themes of recent government pronouncements include more emphasis on basic research, more creativity and an enhanced Japanese contribution to the common problems of humanity.

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Authors: CAIRNCROSS D, Japan-Europe Industry Research Centre, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: XII-460-93 EN (1993) 29 pp.
Availability: Available from the SAST Programme Office, European Commission, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199430617 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en