Tokyo Raises R&D Budget to Support 20-Year Race to Quantum Computing
Japan plots 20-year race to quantum computers, chasing US and China
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+ Japan will aim to develop full-fledged quantum computers for a broad range of uses by around 2039, Nikkei has learned, part of Tokyo’s first strategy for catching up with the U.S. and China in the race to achieve ultrafast processing.
Tokyo to set target backed with R&D budget increase
+ The proposed road map, to be discussed at an expert panel meeting Wednesday, calls for building at least five quantum innovation centers over the next five years.
+ The road map also covers related areas such as sensors, communications and encryption, as well as materials. With quantum computing expected to transform fields like telecommunications, drug manufacturing, finance and logistics, Japan aims to apply the technology to the country’s existing strengths such as the development of materials.
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