A bid for scientific greatness

    The historic dependence of Japan on other people's ideas has served it well, but cannot continue. The government's determination to boost fundamental research seems likely to encourage a cultural shift, despite the obstacles.

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    A bid for scientific greatness. Nature 382, 97 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1038/382097a0

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