Various issues abound within the present Japanese and global scientific societies.
On the bright side, the Nobel Prize winners have been announced; on the dark side,
however, scientific misconducts have been exposed domestically as well as abroad.
The needs of social reforms, human resource development, how the universities
should adapt in this globalization era are only but a few of the topics that need
to be addressed.
Environment, global warming, energy, diversity of life forms, food, water, and
poverty---problems all on a global-scale cast even greater hopes on science and
its technology for their solutions.
Information technology has enabled me to reach out through my website, and I now
have the good fortune to link it with Mr. Deguchi’s DND site. I hope to spread
our mutual understanding and empathy, and through them foster high aspirations
for the future.
After stepping down from the position of President of the Science Council of Japan,
quite unexpectedly, I was appointed to the office of The Cabinet’s Special Adviser
in charge of science policy. The details are also introduced in my website. I
sincerely wish, by having more opportunities of interchange through this site
with various people, that we could contribute to building a society with a bright