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This report deals with measures taken to promote science and technology under the provision of Article 8 of the Science and Technology Basic Law (1995 Legislation No. 130).
This report introduces, in Part 1 and Part 2, trends in the diverse activities of science and technology, and helps deepen the understanding of readers about the measures taken to promote science and technology as set forth in Part 3.
Under the title of "Using Knowledge to Create Society and Economy for a New Era," Part 1 indicates the role innovation by progress in science and technology plays in the development of economy and society, analyzes the mechanisms for creation of innovation in Japan, and indicates the direction for the future. Part 2 compares the science and technology activities of Japan and other major countries, using multiple kinds of data.
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