Japan-US Science and Technology Cooperation

What sort of science and technology cooperation is now underway between Japan and the United States?
Under the Agreement between the government of Japan and the government of the United States of Amenrica on Cooperation in Research and Development in Science and Tecnology(the Japan-US Science and Technology Agreement) signed in 1988, the tow countries have enaged in about 160 joint projects in the seven fields listed blow.

(1) Life Sciences, including Biotechnology

(2) Information Science and Technology

(3) Automation and Process Control

(4) Joint Database Development

(5) Global Geoscience and Environment

(6) Advanced Çlaterials, including Superconductors

(7) Other Fields

In addition to these projects, they also cooperate in the exploration and use of outer space development and other multilateral science and tecnology cooperation projects.

1. Japan-US Cooperation on Space

(1) Space Flier Unit (SFU) Project

(2) Astronaut Training Program

(3) Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) Project

2. Multilateral Science and Technology Projects

(1) International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Design

(2) International Science and Technology Center

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