The GLOSAS project was later the second contender for funding after
the so called Fifth Generation Computer Project ($360 million to $500 million)
of the Japanese Ministry for International Trade and Industry (MITI), which
did not produce any significant results. I decided to pursue it even without
any funds, and I believe now that what I have so far accomplished in the
past quarter century made more profound affect to Japanese economy and society
than the Fifth Generation Computer Project.