Accession Number:

ADA336227

Title:

JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Japan, MITI's Large-Scale R&D Projects Reviewed

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE SPRINGFIELD VA

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Report Date:

1990-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This system is something which deals with advanced, large scale industrial technology that is vital and important to the national economy, and that involves RD that cannot be carried out independently by the private sector because it requires large investments and a long period of time, and because it is accompanied by great risk. Under it, the government is responsible for the necessary investment, and planned, efficient RD is carried out through close cooperation among the national laboratories, industry and academia. Selection of RD topics is made from technology that meets the conditions listed below. A topic is selected if it is recognized that RD must be done under this system. 1 RD on the technology in question is very important and urgently neces- sary for improved industrial structure, strengthened international coopera- tion, rational development of natural resources or prevention of industrial pollution. 2 It is leading technology that will have a wide-ranging effect, and the RD will make a marked contribution to manufacturing technology. 3 RD on the technology in question cannot be carried out by industry because it requires large investments and a long period of time, and because it is accompanied by great risk. 4 It is possible to set development goals for RD on the technology in question, and there are good prospects for technical means to achieve those goals. 5 RD on the technology in question requires the combined RD capabilities of the government, industry and academia.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE