Professor who was not appointed of the Science Council of Japan appealed again in protest October 8 at 8:27 p.m.
On the evening of The 8th, a protest was held at the call of university students over the appointment of members of the Science Council of Japan, and the professors who were not appointed also participated and appealed for their own claims again.
The protest was held in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence by university students in Tokyo on social media, and about 200 people participated in the organizer’s announcement.
First, university students and graduate students gave speeches in turn, and said, “I can’t help but feel a sense of crisis as I intervene in learning in the future.”
One person who was not appointed after this, Professor Masanori Okada of Waseda University, participated in the event by connecting telephones, and said, “The government has not been able to explain at all how the academic conference would be ‘comprehensive and fluffy’ if six people were excluded. The biggest problem is that we are trying to destroy Japanese academics and create situations where we can’t live without the government.”
Ryuichi Ozawa, a professor at Tokyo Jikei University Medical University who was also not appointed, said, “Academic conferences are made up of researchers from a variety of fields, and they are fully proficially discussed by bringing together their knowledge. The refusal to appoint is an outgave and unforgivable act that tramples on the Constitution,” he said, calling on the university students who gathered to think of it as their own problem.
A woman in her 20s who participated said, “Infringement of academic freedom is not just a problem for researchers, but also about what and how much students can teach. I want you to explain clearly why you didn’t appoint him.”
In addition, a university student living in Tokyo said, “This decision is to atrophie the teachers of the university, and I think it is not a good thing to do on the own of the government, but an abuse of power.”