Part of the stimulus package announced by the Japanese government will include $11 billion for science and technology, bringing the total governmental support for science to $57 billion, ScienceInsider reports. Broken down, that means $958 million for infrastructure support, $359 million for developing new medical treatments or drugs, and $2 billion to encourage collaborations between academia and industry.

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