Regarding the ideal state of the Science Council of Japan, experts from the government have put together a report calling for consideration to maximize the role required by the people without assuming the existing organizational structure.

In response to this, Minister of State for Science and Technology Kobayashi met with Chairman Kajita of the Science Council and expressed his intention to formulate a government policy by this summer.

The Minister of State for Science and Technology Kobayashi met with Chairman Kajita of the Science Council of Japan on the 21st, and the members of the experts of the government's "Science Council of Science and Technology" reported the contents of the report summarizing the results of the study on the ideal state of the Science Council of Japan. I did.



The report does not necessarily indicate the selection criteria for members, and points out that it is necessary to reconsider what "excellent research and achievements" are required of members, and it is a medium- to long-term perspective. It is important to be selected in a well-balanced manner from scientists who can work in Japan.



In addition, as it has not been confirmed that the current organizational structure is optimal, we are requesting that we consider maximizing the roles and functions required by the people without assuming the existing organizational structure.

In response, Chairman Kajita said, "As an academic conference, I would like to proceed while building a relationship of trust with the government so that I can play a better role."

After the meeting, Minister Kobayashi told reporters, "I would like to carefully consider the organizational structure without making any decisions in advance," and expressed his intention to formulate a government policy by the summer.

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