and technology cooperation to economic issues and goals, such as expanded market access, and if so how such an approach would be implemented.
U.S. coordination and implementation of science and technology cooperation with Japan could be improved. Although the U.S.-Japan S&T Agreement has resulted in improved coordination among agencies, centralized critical review of programs and projects has been difficult to achieve. Ensuring high quality program and project management by the individual agencies was suggested as a priority. Specific approaches to ensure effective communication between the U.S. public and private sectors were also discussed.
Developments in Asia will have a growing impact on U.S.-Japan science and technology relations. The rapid growth in Asian capabilities in research and innovation imply that the United States will pay increasing attention to science and technology cooperation with Asian countries other than Japan. Workshop discussion implies that continued focus on Japan will be an important element in advancing U.S. interests in Asia.