President's statement "The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake on April 16 and Our Actions" is released. (May 10, 2016)Statement(PDF)
SCJ President Prof. Onishi handed G-Science Academies' Joint Statements to Prime Minister Mr. Abe.(April 19, 2016)
Ahead of the G7 summit at Ise-Shima in Japan during May 26-27, 2016, national and regional science academies, including those from G7 countries, finalized the G-Science Academies' Joint Statements on “Understanding, Protecting, and Developing Global Brain Resources”, “Strengthening Disaster Resilience is Essential to Sustainable Development”, and " Nurturing Future Scientists to deliver toward the leaders of the participant 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 April 19, 2016.
Japan Consortium for Future Earth has extended Dr. Fumiko KASUGA's term in office as Global Hub Director for Japan（March 29, 2016）
Future Earth meetings in Japan.
There will be three public events about Future Earth from 14 Nov to 21 Nov.
- Science Agora：Future Earth -Research for Sustainability-
14 November 2015（Sat.） 13-17 hours
- International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability2015‐Future Earth
15 November 2015（Sun.） 13:30-18 hours
- International Symposium on Sustainability Science: Future Earth: a new platform promoting science for society
21 November 2015 9:30-16 （Sat.）hours
Statement from the Executive Board of Science Council of Japan to Express our Sincere Appreciation for the Support and Approval towards the “ Statement on the Future Direction of the University: In Relation to the Departments/Graduate Schools of Teacher Training,and Humanities and Social Sciences” and the Proposal for Nationwide Consensus towards University Reform (October 15,2015)Statement(PDF)
Statement of the Executive Board of Science Council of Japan 〝On the Future Direction of the University: In Relation to the Departments/Graduate Schools of Teacher Training and Humanities and Social Sciences″(July 23,2015)Statement(PDF)
Kumie Inose, SCJ Vice President Elected a new member of ICSU CFRS (Jun 29, 2015)
Professor Kumie Inose, a Vice-President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ), in charge of the relationships between SCJ, the government, society, and people, as well as also in charge of the issues and, which the Committee for Science and Society is responsible for; and a professor of Faculty of Letters at Konan University, was appointed by the ICSU Executive Board as a new member of the ICSU Committee on Freedom and responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS). She will take office from October 1, 2015.
More information about CFRS can be found on the following ICSU web-pages:
Latest news: http://www.icsu.org/news-centre/news/new-members-of-the-committee-on-freedom-and-responsibility-in-the-conduct-of-science-announced
Freedom & Responsibility Portal: http://www.icsu.org/freedom-responsibility
15th Science Council of Asia (SCA) Conference was held during May15-17, 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia
The 15th SCA Conference was held between 17 and 19 May 2015, at Angkor Paradise Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia hosted by the Institute of Technology of Cambodia(ITC). Theme of 2015 is “Science and Technology for Culture”. The participants of the meeting was more than 170 people from 16 countries/regions. Meeting session of the Conference was two-days from 17 to 18. More than 60 scientific papers were presented in three parallel sessions. The full program of the 15th SCA Conference is here.
At the final program of the SCA Conference, which was a Management Board meeting on the second day, SCA Declaration on Science and Technology for Culture as well as SCA Statement were adopted
Japan Consortium for Future Earth appointed Dr. Fumiko KASUGA as Global Hub Director in Tokyomore
Post Vacancy for Future Earth Secretariat Global Hub Director -Japan.
SCJ President Prof. Onishi handed G-Science Academies' Joint Statements to Prime Minister Mr. Abe.(May 7, 2015)
Ahead of the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in the Germany during June 7-8, 2015, the national science academies of G7 countries finalized the G-Science Academies' Joint Statements on “Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance: Threats and Necessary Actions”, “Neglected Tropical Diseases”, and “Future of the Ocean: Impact of human activities on marine systems” to deliver toward the leaders of the G7 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 7, 2015.more
Post Vacancy for Future Earth Secretariat Global Hub Director -Japan.
Executive Director of Future Earth is appointed.
President Onishi Published his first statement of the year.Message from the President(PDF)
Joint Statement for Enhancing the Integrity of Scientific Research (December 11,2014)
JANU, JAPU, FJPCUA and SCJ have issued “Joint Statement for Enhancing the Integrity of Scientific Research” declaring our intention to take actions to raise the level of research integrity in Japan.Joint Statement(PDF)
Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Science Council of Japan and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (November 13th, 2014)
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