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JMI2009A-10 Survey analysis of Japanese mathematics research (pp.73-80)

Author(s): Moritaka Hosotsubo

J. Math-for-Ind. 1A (2009) 73-80.

Despite the acquisition of expertise in mathematics during primary and secondary education, Japan is not sufficiently utilizing its expertise in mathematics from a global viewpoint. Simultaneously, researchers from the industry and other fields in Japan have high expectations for mathematics. This manuscript surveys these issues from a macro perspective and clarifies these situations along with the structural bottlenecks underlying the neglect of mathematics research in Japan's science and technology policy; initiatives undertaken by the Japanese government, which has taken cognizance of this situation, are also discussed.

Keyword(s).  mathematics, industry, other fields