Statement by the Japan Association for Northern European Studies in response to the refusal to appoint certain members of the Science Council of Japan
The refusal of the Prime Minister to appoint six of the 25th term candidates recommended by the Science Council of Japan means impeding the independent development of academia, and our Association strongly protests such behavior. We support the action of the Science Council of Japan. Our Association will cooperate with other academic organizations and the nation to maintain the independence of the Science Council of Japan and to protect academic freedom.
October 4, 2020.
The Executive Committee of the Japan Association for Northern European Studies (JANES)
President Takashi Suganuma