/ Nov 8, 2013

Audit: ¥490 billion misspent in 2012

The Board of Audit has uncovered 630 cases of improper use of government funds totaling more than ¥490 billion in the fiscal year that ended last March 31.In its auditing report to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, the board said ¥490.7 billion was ...

Sep 9, 2013

Strengthening research ethics

In view of a series of irregularities in scientific research that have recently come to light, scientists and research institutes need to strengthen their ethical standards.