The new administration in Japan unveiled its first budget, and it shows little change for science and technology funding overall, reports ScienceInsider. A summary from the Ministry of Education says funding for basic, academic research will increase by up 1.7 percent to $3 billion. However, the seven-year Next-Generation Supercomputer project will see a cut in its budget, from $290 million to $230 million. "It will delay development and affect users," says Tadashi Watanabe, the Next-Generation Supercomputer project leader at RIKEN.
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