Achieving Sustainable Growth and Societal Development in Future Japan

Friday, February 15, 2013
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)
Takashi Shiraishi , National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan
In the wake of the disaster in March 2011, Japan is confronted with serious problems in its reconstruction and stable energy supply. The public trust in the government and its science and technology (S&T) policy is also in decline. Under these circumstances, the government is held accountable for its large-scale R&D investments and the purpose of its S&T policy. The panelist will explain some of the challenges the government faces and the current thinking that informs Japan's S&T policy.