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Science Council commemorates 50th anniversary.

TOKYO, Oct. 28 Kyodo The Science Council of Japan, a national academic organization for scientists, held a ceremony commemorating its 50th anniversary at its auditorium in Tokyo with Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi attending.

The emperor said in a speech it is important to remember that while science and technology have made enormous strides, human activities have also caused environmental pollution and had a detrimental influence on health.

The council was established in 1949 by the Japanese government as a special national organization aimed at promoting science among government, industry and ordinary Japanese people.

The council, which has 210 members, collects opinions from 700,000 scholars and researchers through academic and research organizations nationwide and gives advice and recommendations to the government and industry. It also hosts exchange programs with organizations abroad.
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Publication:Japan Science Scan
Date:Nov 1, 1999
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