The country hopes building connections with overseas researchers will help lift its research performance.
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Nature Index Japan 2019
Japan is looking to other countries in its efforts to arrest the alarming decline in its high-quality scientific research. The strategy of funding selected institutions to boost their overseas collaboration is starting to bear fruit. The proportion of articles co-authored with international researchers has increased, but correcting the slide in overall output is proving difficult.
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