Science Magazine for Young by Japan’s Education Ministry

Posted on March 27, 2006  Comments (0)

Science Walker magazine cover
Government hopes free science magazine will add chemistry to young lovers’ dates

Japan’s Education Ministry plans to publish and distribute a free magazine called “Science Walker” packed with scientific topics that young people can chat about with their sweethearts while on dates.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology publishes the magazine to promote science knowledge, because a governmental poll has found that only 40 percent of pollees in the 20s or younger take an interest in science and technology.

At a cost of 70 million yen, the ministry plans to print some 1.1 million copies of the magazine. The copies will be inserted into “Tokyo Walker” magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. and other publications.

Officials said “Science Walker” also contains information on topics such as soccer, music, food, and scenic drives.

Obviously many countries believe there is a benefit in science education and they are willing to try new ways of improving their scientific literacy.

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