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Japan, EU officials agree to cooperate on quantum tech

  • January 10, 2018
  • , The Japan Times , p. 4
  • English Press

Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan’s technology minister, and Carlos Moedas, the European Union’s commissioner for science and innovation, agreed Monday to promote cooperation in quantum technology research.


At their meeting in Brussels, Hayashi and Moedas also agreed to promote exchange between young researchers in Japan and Europe.


Japan is seen as a global leader in the basic research of quantum technology, while the U.S., China and Europe also have a presence in the development of quantum computers.


Speaking to reporters following the meeting, Hayashi referred to the reluctance of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to join international cooperation in science.


“At a time like this, accelerating cooperation between Japan and the European Union will send out a message to the United States,” he said.

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