Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japanby Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka
Pub. Date: 04/28/2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is an introductory-level text exploring science and technology in Japanese society. See more details below
This is an introductory-level text exploring science and technology in Japanese society.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Japanese Model of R & D: 1. Basic versus applied research: the role of corporate laboratories and universities; 2. Cooperation versus competition: Miti's R & D projects and Japan's science cities; Part II. Science and Technology for Economic Growth: 3. Quality versus quantity: the automobile industry; 4. Technology versus commercial feasibility: nuclear power and electric utilities; 5. Consumerism and development versus the environment; Part III. The International Dimension: 6 Domestic development versus importation of technology: the aerospace industry and the FS-X fighter plane controversy; 7 Domestic technology versus the export of technology; Part IV. Science and Technology for the People? 8. Information society versus controlled society; 9. Women versus men in the science and technology workforce; 10. National interest versus local interests: the construction of Narita airport; 11. The patient versus the doctor: changes in medical care and attitudes to the body.
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