Herman Rubin hrubin at
Fri Apr 26 16:27:20 EST 1996

In article <4lo1bd$rt2 at madeline.INS.CWRU.Edu>,
Jonathan Stott <jjs17 at> wrote:
>In article <4lmbpt$3svm at>,
>Herman Rubin <hrubin at> wrote:

>>The Japanese are not funding much research; they are funding development.
>>Research does not often produce products directly.  Sometimes it take
>>decades or even centuries for research to have useful results.

>The US and Japan are the top two countries in per-capita spending on
>basic research.  I see articles from japanese universities every time I
>go through journals.  May I humbly suggest that you really have no idea
>what you're talking about here?

If that were the case, there should be at least 40% as many articles
from Japanese universities as American universities.

Japan knows that its educational system is not doing a good job in 
producing research people.  The question is, how to change it.  I do
not know enough about Japanese research funding and its processes to
comment.  In my fields, Japan is not at all strong.
Herman Rubin, Dept. of Statistics, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette IN47907-1399
hrubin at	 Phone: (317)494-6054	FAX: (317)494-0558

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