The author introduces critical three projects and comments about them some impacts that will give to Japanese S&T education.
 
1. A promotion of S&T education by enactment of "Science an Technology Basic Act" and making out of "Science and Technology Basic Plan".
 
The section of “Promotion of Learning of Science and Technology" was established as a important part of the above Act and Plan. The section emphasises learning and understanding of S&T in school and out of school education as well as promotion of public relations and dissemination of knowledge of S&T.
 
2. A research project of S&T curriculum adjusting new paradigm of S&T an society.
 
A research group is now preparing a proposal for the Nonbusho Science Fund to make out a new curriculum system for S&T education titled "New Scientific Knowledge an Curriculum Development".
 
3. A movement of preservation and continuation of industrial heritage.
 
Recent years, a movement has been become actively that promotes to preserve and continue industrial technologies which supported the Japanese modernisation and high economic growth since the Keiji Restoration as a counter measure to meet de-industrialisation.
 
The above three projects are taken by persons and organisations concerned with S&T policy, industrial policy an educational policy as counter measures to meet the advance of globalisation of economy and industry. Every project is trying to adjust or convert from techno nationalism to techno - globalism. Therefore, according to the success of failure, they will strongly effect the S&T power in future Japan. The author anticipates that the influence of these projects are more essential than that are expected now in general.
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Japanese S&T Education

Hajime Nagahama  

The author introduces critical three projects and comments about them some impacts that will give to Japanese S&T education.
 
1. A promotion of S&T education by enactment of "Science an Technology Basic Act" and making out of "Science and Technology Basic Plan".
 
The section of “Promotion of Learning of Science and Technology" was established as a important part of the above Act and Plan. The section emphasises learning and understanding of S&T in school and out of school education as well as promotion of public relations and dissemination of knowledge of S&T.
 
2. A research project of S&T curriculum adjusting new paradigm of S&T an society.
 
A research group is now preparing a proposal for the Nonbusho Science Fund to make out a new curriculum system for S&T education titled "New Scientific Knowledge an Curriculum Development".
 
3. A movement of preservation and continuation of industrial heritage.
 
Recent years, a movement has been become actively that promotes to preserve and continue industrial technologies which supported the Japanese modernisation and high economic growth since the Keiji Restoration as a counter measure to meet de-industrialisation.
 
The above three projects are taken by persons and organisations concerned with S&T policy, industrial policy an educational policy as counter measures to meet the advance of globalisation of economy and industry. Every project is trying to adjust or convert from techno nationalism to techno - globalism. Therefore, according to the success of failure, they will strongly effect the S&T power in future Japan. The author anticipates that the influence of these projects are more essential than that are expected now in general.

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