ScienceInsider reports that Japanese research institutes — among other government-funded organizations — will be targeted in a review next month by the Democratic Party in an effort to "identify wasteful government spending." Science reports that Yukio Edano, minister of administrative reform, says that "he and others in the party are not discounting the importance of science and technology, but they 'want to ensure that every single yen of tax money is bei

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