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11 years on: Cancer patients sue operator for Fukushima disaster

Tokyo court hearings are underway for almost $5 million in damages, for six individuals who developed thyroid cancer as a result of the Fukushima disaster.
inter-university research

Japan: Inter-university research to generate more knowledge

Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, discusses how to promote academic and inter-university.

Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process (ARPChem) project in Japan: achievements and future challenges

Here, Professor Kazunari Domen, Shinshu University and The University of Tokyo, summarizes the 10-year ARPChem project conducted from 2012 to 2022 under the support of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
disabled ukrainians, humanitarian crisis

2.7 million disabled Ukrainians “trapped or abandoned” by war

Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, discusses how governments, businesses and NGO's must not overlook disabled Ukrainians.
studying in Japan, space exploration

Education equals innovation when studying in Japan

Open Access Government discuss Japan’s focus on supporting young researchers to help achieve the country’s scientific research and development goals when studying in Japan.
technology in japan

Advancing science and technology in Japan

Scientific research acts as a pioneer on the frontiers of human knowledge. Open Access Government outline Japan’s efforts to advance technology
robot industry

What can we learn from the most automated countries in the world?

Neil Ballinger at EU Automation, explains why some countries are more successful at implementing automation and what UK manufacturers can learn from them
October 2021 Asia Analysis

October 2021 Asia Analysis

In this Asia Analysis edition, we hear from UEYAMA Takahiro, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, who details Japan’s 6th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan: Society 5.0 in Pursuit of Peoples’ Well-being Based on Trust and Sharing.
health priorities in japan

Establishing health priorities in Japan

Investigating the current and future health priorities of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, including an increasing focus on cancer research.
technology policy japan

Science & technology policy in Japan

Open Access Government charts the science and technology policy priorities in Japan, including the areas MEXT Minister HAGIUDA Koichi has been pushing forward.
basic plan

Japan’s 6th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan

UEYAMA Takahiro PhD, details Japan’s 6th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan: Society 5.0 in Pursuit of Peoples’ Well-being Based on Trust and Sharing.
social welfare

A look at social welfare in Japan

Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, sheds light on social welfare as crucial to understand the context of social work education and development in Japan.
innovation in japan

Striving for cutting edge science, technology and innovation in Japan

Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has stressed the importance of being a world leader in science and technology. Here, Open Access Government look into why this is the case.
sustainable agriculture post-pandemic

Realising sustainable agriculture post-pandemic

Open Access Government highlights the priorities of Japan’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, as it supports workers through COVID-19 and works towards sustainability goals.
International scientific exchange

International scientific exchange can help transform the world

Open Access Government chart the priorities of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in supporting excellent young research, both nationally and internationally.
space development

Explore to realise: Space development in Japan

Here, Open Access Government charts the priorities of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and its work in scientific understanding and technological development towards sustainable human space exploration.
Japan HR, higher education

What kind of HR does Japan need?

This article summarises what has been done so far in Japanese higher education to develop advanced human resources (HR), which highlights the lack of programmes and teaching materials, and argues for the need to develop advanced learning support personnel (LSP).
statistics education

Japanese statistics education is changing

Kazuhiro Aoyama, Associate Professor at the Aichi University of Education discusses the past, present and future status of Japanese statistics education.
Secondary education curriculum

Co-creating a secondary education curriculum for our well-being

How do we define success in schooling? Makoto Yururi, associate professor at Showa Women’s University re-examines this difficult question.
discovering the universe

Astronomy: Discovering the Universe with cutting-edge technology

Saku Tsuneta, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, charts discoveries made about the Universe with cutting-edge technology in this fascinating astronomy focus.

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