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As part of its 2008 Basic Policies for Economic and Fiscal Management and Structural Reform, this year has seen the establishment of a number of special zones for cutting-edge medical treatment. We take a look at some promising examples.
A laboratory worker prepares a rack of test tubes prior to testing.
|Strategy for Technological Innovation|
A new initiative to support innovative technology is set to produce a strong economic ripple effect, says Taizo Nishikawa of the Cabinet Office.
|ES Cells and the Medicine of the Future|
Norio Nakatsuji, Japan's leading authority in the field, describes the current state of stem cell research in Japan and explains its application to regenerative medicine.
|The Computer-aided Surgeon|
Professor Takeyoshi Dohi, a leader in Japan's research into surgery-assisting robots, explains the objectives of and technologies involved in medical robots.
Professor Yoko Ishikura, a member of the Council for Science & Technology Policy, answers our questions about innovation in Japan's healthcare industry.
|Full Marks for Japan's G8 Diplomacy|
Makoto Iokibe, president of the National Defense Academy, hails the Japanese government's role in the signing of numerous important agreements at this summer's G8 Summit in Japan.
|Championing the Cause of Africa|
World leaders at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit this summer confirmed a range of important initiatives for African development. Sadaharu Kataoka comments.
|Japan-Brazil Year of Exchange|
On the centennial of Japanese emigration to Brazil, we introduce some of the many Japanese and Brazilians working to build a bridge between the present and future of their two countries.
|MRJ to Take Off|
For the first time in the history of Japanese aviation, a domestic manufacturer is preparing to commercialize a passenger jet aircraft. Takanori Maema reports.
|Back to Bamboo|
David Capel appraises the enduring appeal of bamboo as a natural resource.
Can natural alternatives to CFC coolants serve as a solution to the environmental problems associated with refrigerators and air conditioners? Masaki Yamada introduces some promising new Japanese technologies.
|Step into the Abyss!|
Masaki Yamada previews the Yokohama Triennale, Japan's largest scale international exhibition of contemporary art.
|School Dot Com|
Tony McNicol visits Digital Hollywood University, an institution training the digital creators and businessmen of the future.
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