Year of Graduation
Russian-Japanese Cooperation in Science and High Technologies: Trends and Problems
School of Asian Studies
One of the areas of cooperation between Russia and Japan is a scientific and technical sphere. Being one of the most advanced countries in the world, Japan has extensive scientific capabilities and experience of introduction of modern technologies in production and daily life. In turn, Russia is in an urgent need to absorb the latest high technology to restructure the economy and to shift an economical emphasis from the production and sale of raw materials to the production of modern, quality and demanded consumer products. Officially formulated at the national level, there is a need to transition to an innovative economy. Thus, the relations between the two countries in science and technology are seen quite promising and useful for Russia. Japan also discovers a large market with great potential. In addition, for Japan an interaction with Russia in the space sector, where Russia is the leader in quality, reliable and low cost launch vehicles to deliver objects on the Earth's orbit, is important .It is important to note that in the last year established a trend of active search of common ground between Russia and Japan. This was reflected in the very frequent meetings of the leaders of both countries (five summits through less than a year) and the creation of a unique format of interaction of the foreign ministries and agencies, that are responsible for the defense (the format is called "2+2"). Due to this, the new prospect emerges. It is the prospect of establishing warmer relations between the two countries, increasing economic ties and, consequently, strengthening scientific and technical cooperation.