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Kiyoshi Kurokawa, in his Oct. 18 article, “How Japan can regain its vitality,” recommends changes in the Japanese education system in the years to come. Dr. Kurokawa played a significant role in “Innovation 25,” which included recommendations for an increase in the number of Japanese students studying abroad, opportunities for researchers to change employment between universities, government research labs, as well as university branches overseas and research institutions.

The fact that we have a new administration in Japan means that we have the opportunity to make educational reform and to implement necessary policies to turn Japan into an innovative society, culturally and socially.

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