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Meet the Japanese city that most researchers never see.


  • Nature | Spotlight

    Kanazawa, on the Japan Sea Coast, is one city that most international researchers visiting the country never see and might make an attractive destination for scientists.

    • Brett Davis

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    The Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has created an environment for nurturing true intellectual rigour