Nanotechnology is a prime example of a scientific and technological area which is developing as well being discussed in international networks. This report contributes to this process by mapping state of the art nanotechnology developments in Japan and analyzing how Technology Assessment (TA) can contribute to addressing the societal challenges which might come along. The research for this report has been conducted as a joint project (supervising a traineeship) of the Rathenau Instituut and the Netherlands Office of Science and Technology (NOST) at the Dutch embassy in Tokyo.
Violet Steeghs, Nanotechnology & Ta in Japan – Nanotechnology in Japan and the possible contribution of technology assessment in handling its societal implications. Rathenau Instituut, The Hague.