Reiko Kuroda, SCJ Member Elected new Fellow of TWAS
Professor Reiko Kuroda, a Member of Science Council of Japan (SCJ), was elected as new Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) at the TWAS 25th General Meeting held in Muscat, Oman (October 26, 2014).
TWAS is a programme unit within UNESCO, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.
SCJ was approved as a member of The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)
Science Council of Japan (SCJ) was approved as a new member of The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)at AASSA General Assembly Meeting held in New Delhi on 16 October, 2014.
The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) is a non-profit international organization with science and technology interests. It is made up of 34 scientific and technological academies and science societies in Asia and Australasia.
Yasuhiko Arakawa, SCJ Executive Board Member Elected the President-Elect of ICO
Professor Yasuhiko Arakawa, a full member of the Executive Board of Science Council of Japan (SCJ), was elected as the new President-elect of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) at the ICO General Assembly held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain(August 25-29, 2014).
The length of a President’s term is 3 years from October 1, 2014.
Kazuyuki Tatsumi, SCJ Executive Board Member elected an Ordinary Member of ICSU Executive Board
Professor Kazuyuki Tatsumi, a full member of the Executive Board of Science Council of Japan (SCJ), was elected as an Ordinary Member of Executive Board of the International Council of Science (ICSU).（September 3, 2014）Election results (PDF)
Words of Condolences from President, Science Council of Japan(July 25th, 2014)
The members of Science Council of Japan sorrowfully express our sincere condolences to those who were on board the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and lost their lives, including our colleagues on their way to Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the 20th International AIDS Conference.
Science Council of Japan and the Korean Institute of Public Administration concluded the Agreement on Joint Conferences for Scientific Cooperation (July 10th, 2014)
Future Earth Alliance announced to choose a new Secretariat located in Japan (as one of five global hubs)
The International Council for Science (ICSU) and concerned bodies has announced that the globally distributed secretariat consists of five nations including Japan (the consortium represented by Science Council of Japan) has been chosen as the organization playing a role in permanent secretariat of Future Earth international research program for global sustainability on July 2, 2014.
International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability 2014 (July 18, 2014)
The International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability will be held under the theme of " Transdisciplinarity for Global Sustainability: Strategies for Research and Capacity Building." more
SCJ was approved as a member of International Social Science Council (ISSC)
Science Council of Japan (SCJ) was approved as a new member of International Social Science Council (ISSC) at ISSC Executive Committee held in Paris on 13 May, 2014. ISSC is the primary international academic organization consists of national academies, unions and other organizations, representing the field of social sciences. Newly accession to the international scientific organization for SCJ is the first time in current 10 years. ISSC:http://www.worldsocialscience.org/
International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability 2013 was held (October 9-10, 2013)
The International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held under the theme of "Colossal Multiple Disaster (Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Plant Accident) - Repercussions, Countermeasures, and Future Policy Choices." more
Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (October 10, 2013)
Academy Presidents' Meeting was held (October 7, 2013)
During the STS Forum from October 6 to 8 in Kyoto, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) held the Academy Presidents' Meeting with the presidents and representatives of national academies.more
The English version of the report on the International Linear Collider Project Executive Summary was issued.(September 30, 2013)
This report, summarizing the issues regarding the significance of the ILC project and Japan’s bid to host it, was issued as a response to the letter of request for deliberation of the ILC project from an academic point of view from the Research Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan on May 27, 2013.Report (PDF)
SCJ President Prof. Onishi handed G-Science Academies' Joint Statements to Prime Minister Mr. Abe.(May 29,2013)
Ahead of the G8 Lough Erne Summit to be held in the United Kingdom during June 17-18, 2013, the national science academies of G8 and other relevant countries finalized the Joint Statements on two topics to deliver toward the leaders of the G8 Summit countries. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the joint-statements in person to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on May 29, 2013. more
Bulgaria-Japan Research Collaboration for Sustainable Development(March 19,2013)
On March 19, 2013, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) collaboratively held their Bilateral Conference “Bulgaria-Japan Research Collaboration for Sustainable Development” with the delegates from BAS, Japanese and Bulgarian researchers, engineers and specialists of Japanese industries and related organizations, and SCJ council members, with honorable guests from the Bulgarian Embassy in Japan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Participants List (PDF)
SCJ Statement “Code of Conduct for Scientists” has been revised. (January 25, 2013)
SCJ has revised the statement “Code of Conduct for Scientists,” and its English translation has been available. Statement (PDF)
Pamphlet:Statement Code of Conduct for Scientists - Revised Version - (PDF)
International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held. (January 17-18, 2013)
The International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability, organized by Science Council of Japan (SCJ), was held under the theme of "Wisdom for Recovery from Disasters and Risk Control" and was made up to three sessions. more
IAC/SCJ International Conference on the Impact of the Nuclear Plant Accident was held. (October 10, 2012)
InterAcademy Council (IAC) and Science Council of Japan (SCJ) collaboratively held their International Conference on the impact of Nuclear Plant Accident with the delegates and representatives from the IAC Member countries, honorable guest scientists and experts within the public audience. more
The English version of the recommendation regarding To Understand the Present Conditions of Social Disparities in Health in Japan and Work towards Improvements was issued.(September 27,2011)
This recommendation, issued on September 27, 2011, overviews the current state of research on social disparities in health in Japan, marshals issues for understanding and further improving the present conditions of these disparities, and recommends measures to be taken against the issues. Recommendation (PDF)
The English version of the report regarding Japanese Master Plan of Large Research Projects 2011 -A Table of 46 Selected Projects- was issued.(September 28,2011)
This "Master Plan 2011", issued on September 28, 2011 as a revised version of "Master Plan 2010", is a report to show the direction of science to the public, to promote cutting-edge science, and to strengthen and broaden the base of science. The report includes 46 projects that are categorized into "Large Research Facility Projects" and "Large-scale Research Projects" selected from seven fields of science.
Preamble (PDF) A Table of 46 Selected Projects (PDF)
President's Comment for "IAP Statement on Population and Consumption" was issued. (June 14, 2012)
Concerning the "IAP Statement on Population and Consumption" released by IAP on June 14, 2012, the comment by Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan, was officially announced on the same day.
IAP Statement (PDF)
The Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience(14th - 16th January, 2015)
Organizers Science Council of Japan, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Integrated Research onDisaster Risk (IRDR), Ito International Research Center Conference, University of Tokyo