The official residence of the Science Council of Japan was a candidate.

The Official Residence of the Science Council of Japan was a candidate at 6:57 p.m. on October 7th.

It was found in interviews with several former executives of the Science Council that the candidates listed by the Academic Council from the Prime Minister’s Office showed difficulty in the appointment of members of the Science Council of Japan, and that they had been vacancies for two years.
With regard to the replenishment of members of the Science Council of Japan, it became clear that in the summer of 2016, four years ago, the candidate listed by the Academic Council in the process of selection was shown a difficulty from the Prime Minister’s Office, and three people were in a state of vacancies.

After that, it was newly understood by the interview to several former executives of the meeting that the official residence showed the difficulty in the same way at the time of the replenishment personnel in 2018.

As a result, in September of the day before yesterday, when one of the members reached the retirement age of 70 years old, it became necessary to replenish the vacancy, and when the academic council gave the candidate’s name, it was shown difficulty from the official residence, and it became a vacancy for two years until autumn.

Three years ago, in 2017, before deciding on 105 new members, the official residence asked the official residence to explain the selection situation, and it became clear that Professor Emeritus Takashi Onishi of the University of Tokyo, who was the president at the time of the academic conference, had shown the official residence a roster of more than 110 people, more than 105.

On the other hand, according to former executives, when former Kyoto University President Junichi Yamagiwa was president, when he was a member, the official residence asked him to show a list of candidates who exceeded the capacity as he did three years ago, but it was found that the academic council did not respond.

The Academic Council recommended 105 candidates on August 31st, the same as the capacity, but Prime Minister Kan did not appoint six of them.

One of the former executives said, “The response to replenishment personnel four years ago led the official residence to intervene in the personnel affairs of academic meetings. I think that it was a response to put up the face of the official residence to explain the selection situation, but it was used well, and the official residence became a situation to exercise authority. It shouldn’t happen.”