How the Science Council of Japan should be The LDP Working Team’s policy by the end of the year “October 14, 12:14 p.m.
On the issue of the Science Council of Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party held its first meeting of a working team to review the status of the “conference,” and Mr. Shimomura, chairman of the Research Committee, indicated that he would like to summarize the party’s policy by the end of the year.
In response to the non-appointment of six potential members recommended by the Science Council of Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party has been meeting for the first time at the party headquarters since around 11 a.m. on April 14 to review the state of the “meeting.”
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Shimomura, Chairman of the Research Committee, said, “From the standpoint of the people, it is important to objectively discuss the ideal form of the meeting in a future-oriented way. I would like to compile a policy by the end of the year and submit it to the government.”
Mr. Shioya, former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, who was appointed chairman of the working team, said, “The Science Council of Japan has been established for the purpose of reflecting science in the administration and people’s lives, but unfortunately there is a question as to whether the role is functioning. Based on the idea of “science for policy,” I would like to discuss it vigorously.”
In addition to discussing whether the “conference” should be an organization independent of the government and whether the size of its 210 members is appropriate, the working team is expected to discuss measures to make use of research at universities and other institutions in security policy, based on the history of the Conference’s cautious response to technical research on military security.