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Japan announces ‘moonshot’ goals for 2050

Image: Chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Prime minister Shinzo Abe lays out targets including quantum computing and robotics in ¥100bn initiative

The Japanese government has announced six goals for its ¥100 billion ‘moonshot’ R&D programme, seeking to capitalise on the country’s traditional R&D strengths in areas such as robotics and quantum computing.

The ambitious programme, first announced in 2018, presents a futuristic vision for Japan in 2050, where robots help deal with the ageing population crisis and pollutants are recycled into products to deal with climate change.

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