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Japan: Why are American researchers so productive?

Japanese researcher id:kaz_ataka at Being between Neuroscience and Marketing describes his surprise at the productivity of science researchers in the U.S., those at the blogger's lab in the U.S. producing 5-6 papers per year. Unlike Japanese researchers, who kaz_ataka explains stay up until the early hours in the morning working until they collapse, American researchers at his lab arrive in the morning and normally leave by 7 o'clock at night. “As far as I know,” the blogger writes, “I've never seen or heard of any lab like this in Japan.”

3 comments

  • hroengine

    They are not tied to cultural bounds. Its good.

  • Bad Wolf

    They don’t have enormous teaching loads in addition to research duties.

  • jj

    in comparison to what?
    in general, in japan a lot of time and efforts are wasted and not properly directed towards research itself but bureaucracy…

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