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5th Science and Technology Basic Plan adopted

Policy developments

The Cabinet Office in Japan has adopted the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan. Japan's S&T administration operates under the basic policies of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) chaired by the Prime Minister, and works to promote S&T in coordination with related ministries. These basic plans are made every 5 years an four Science and Technology Basic Plans have been established already since 1996.

English report: http://www8.cao.go.jp/cstp/kihonkeikaku/5basicplan_en.pdf

A full version of the Basic Plan in Japanese: http://www8.cao.go.jp/cstp/kihonkeikaku/5honbun.pdf