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Patent law must retain incentives

As the government drafts amendments to the patent law, the question is how effective the new rules will be in ensuring fair corporate remuneration to inventors so that they keep their engineering talent in Japan to enhance the nation's industrial competitiveness.

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The quasi-legal drug dilemma

There is no end in sight to the traffic accidents and other incidents attributed to the use of quasi-legal — or what the police now call "dangerous" — drugs. It's not easy revising the laws regulating their use.