Editorials Oct 24, 2014

Patent law must retain incentives

As the government drafts amendments to the patent law, the question is how effective the new rules will be in ensuring fair corporate remuneration to inventors so that they keep their engineering talent in Japan to enhance the nation's industrial competitiveness.

Inventors of self-help tools sought for the disabled and infirm

National Jan 30, 2014

Inventors of self-help tools sought for the disabled and infirm

A welfare organization has begun compiling a database of "self-help equipment" designed to help elderly and disabled people make use of ordinary everyday items on their own, increasing their independence. Last December, the Association for Technical Aids, an incorporated public interest foundation based in Tokyo, ...