investments in Asia and education of Asian students might contribute to building an Asian infrastructure in research and innovation that is tightly linked with the Japanese system and less permeable than the American system.

Although detailed options were not discussed at the workshop, the discussion suggests that increased efforts in the United States to understand trends in Asian science and technology, including Japan 's role in the region, would be timely. Also, while the positive impacts of the U.S.-Japan S&T Agreement were recognized, it was also pointed out that government to government agreements can only have a limited impact. Creating structures and institutions for science and technology relations with Asia similar to what exists now with Japan may not provide an easy solution to the issues that will arise in the future.

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