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The Institute for Future Technology (IFTECH) 2002f
Tomiokabashi Bldg., 2-6-11 Fukugawa, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-8473, Japan
tel:81-3 5245 1011 fax:81-3 5245 1061

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1971.

General Description: IFTECH is a nonprofit corporation that promotes research not only on issues concerning science and technology, but also on interdisciplinary issues related to society and the economy. The institute maintains a neutral position and is widely respected within the field of future technological research in Japan. The activities of the institute focus on discerning trends in science and technology, and changes and future problem areas in society and in the economy. It plans and proposes solutions to such issues as optimal R&D systems, product development methods and the appropriate uses of technology. The institute will continue to develop its activities so that the fruits of natural scientific and technological development will be of benefit.

Annual Budget: JPY 695 million (2001)

(As of December, 2002)

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