Accession Number : ADA336489

Title :   Outline of JICST's Activities in FY 1995.

Corporate Author : JAPAN INFORMATION CENTER OF SCIENCE ANDTECHNOLOGY TOKYO

PDF Url : ADA336489

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The importance of JICST activities has gained greater recognition of the Japanese government, and a budget for new development was approved for FY 1995. Accordingly, in the second half of FY 1995, JICST launched a new project: the development of advanced databases for chemical substance and for genomic analysis. JICST considered this a successful first step for future development. In FY 1995, the government passed the supplementary budget aimed at assisting domestic industries which are in a depression, and JICST received 8 billion yen in total as a government investment for the launch of new activities. Thanks to this budget, JICST was able to initiate the development of advanced databases, and introduce a supercomputer much earlier than originally scheduled. JICST was also able to participate in the 'Information G7 Joint Application Project'. The goal of this project is to experiment with sharing research information using the broadband research network between the U.S., Europe and Japan. In February, 1995, the government decided to merge and reorganize JICST and the Research Development Corporation of Japan (JRDC). This came as part of a government plan to restructure the government organizations. The Planning Office for Merger was established in JICST to carry out this task.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), *NETWORKS, *SUPERCOMPUTERS, EUROPE, INDUSTRIES, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, ORGANIZATIONS, INVESTMENTS, CHEMICALS, JAPAN, SHARING, PLANNING, BROADBAND, LAUNCHING, BUDGETS, DOMESTIC.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Programming and Software

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