Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The First Announcement of The Science Communication Project in Japan

The Science Communication Project in Japan
By Mr. Shingo Hamada
SciCom Japan NPO
Affiliated Researcher,
Science and Technology Foresight Centre/NISTEP

I. The necessity of STS based research on Science Communication.
1. A brief History of Japanese Science and Technology Journalism and its limit
2. Emerging arguments – Regulatory, Risk Communication, Technology Assessment, PUST and PUR, Governance of S&T, Career Path of Researchers
3. The broad range spectrum of STS based research on Science Communication
4. How should be established the Science Communication Program ?
5. In corporation with Asian Countries – The culture of Science Communication in Europe-America-Asia
II. Researchers Training in Science Communication.
6. Science Communication/Writing as a researchers career. – New facet of Methodology from HPST.
7. Professional Writing/Communication and Popular Writing/Communication.
8. The indication metrics on PUST is not omni-potent !
9. Toward the quest of sharing the creativity.
10. Science Communication Incubation Centre.
III. Science and Media – New communication tools for sharing creativity.
11. A creative interaction between Science, Technology and Arts.
12. Some experimental trials in Japan and Asia.
13. Excellent examples in the world.
14. Training as communication skill for researchers and Interaction with S&T Museum
15. How can we establish the research and practice activity ?
IV. Laboratory studies on Technology Shaping
16. Science Communication as Laboratory Management.
17. Technology Communication on outcome as Technology Shaping.
18. How the researchers come out a Venture actor ?
19. Looking around for the Techno-Producer in Asia – The discourse of national innovation and mobility of researchers in Asian area.
20. The end goal of techno-economy incubation for sponsors.
V. Ready for Town meeting !
21. Catering of Science Communication as a training in the public.
22. Useful and available public places – Labo, Institutions, University, School, Museum, Theatre, Café.
23. The testimonies of Café Science in Europe.
24. Town meeting of International Conference and Exposition – The role of Interpreter.
25. Now ready to get into Town !

The Abbreviations :
STS – Science, Technology and Society. HPST – History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
PUST – Public Understanding of Science. PUR – Public Understanding of Research

Thursday, April 15, 2004

A project of Science Cafe Communication

A project of Science Café Communication
Revised  30/11/2004
What does Science mean to you ? What does Science and Technology mean to every day life of citizens ? Who are “doing” the Science and Technology ? Don’t you have question and interrogation like this ? You find the actors and impacts of Science and Technology very near to your daily life, and that they support the society in your neighborhood ? otherwise your find them very troublesome ? In order to ask and respond to these questions, the project “Science Café Communication” will engage in every kind of investigation, research and consulting in social meeting.
In this project, as well as our sister project of “Science Communication and Writing for Citizens” brought by Science Communication Japan (NPO), we propose you to offer the occasion of public debate reviewing and rethinking the role and various aspects of Science and Technology seen from the different position. We intend to invite the specialists and stakeholders in research and development, who come to Japan from abroad for doing the various activities in University, research institutions and enterprises. This public debate will be done in the form of “Science Café” so please feel free to exchange your opinions and to join in the series of intervention.
In addition, this café talk place for common language in English, some of you may be inspired to develop your capacity of scientific debate in English, to promote your language competence and expressions in writing papers and presentations. We are pleased to offer you, after every session of café debate, an occasion of co-learning of the concept of “Science, Technology and Society”. For verifying this term we strongly recommend you to browse the site of EURO SCIENCE and enjoy to refer to the pages of public involvement in Science and Technology.

Sponsorship : to be determined
Co-sponsorship : Science Communication Japan (NPO)
Date : to be determined - The second and fourth Sunday afternoon in Month
Place : to be determined – Museum of Emerging Science (Odaiba), Museum of Science Technology (Kudan), International Village of Oversee Exchange (Odaiba)

Contents of Series of Café
Mlle. N. Cavasin, Ph.D. (Invited Reseaarcher at Waseda University)
The brain drain problem: view by a French scientist in Japan
Mr. S. Hamada, M.Eng. DEA.M.Sci (Affiliated Fellow at NISTEP)
From Oyatoi Scientists to Labor migration problem – an aspect of Science and Technology activities in Japan.
M. Fasol, Ph. D. (Director General Eurotechnology Japan K. K.) – in communication to be determined
M. Henri Angelino, Dr. (Visiting Professor National Institute of Informatics) – in communication to be determined

Afternoon 2:00 – 4:00 Science Café Talk (30 min) and debate (90 min)
Afternoon 4:00 – 5:00 Co-learning in lecture and discussion of the documents in English
1) The articles related to Science and Technology from Nature, Science, News Paper.
2) The Expanding Universes of English, University of Tokyo Press.
3) Outlook for Science and Technology – The Next Five Years. National Academy of Science 1982.
Note : For the sake of making make redaction of these activities, we are promoting the video registration of the sessions. The language is English.
Call for proposal of the talk theme :
- How to find the Japanese Scientific Creativity seen from the Western Science (excursion in Kanda town)
- How to write science articles in popular journal How to promote Science Communication.
- Small difference, big difference ? Science and Technology cultures in Japan and other countries.
- Science Communication Japan, really innovative HR incubation in Asia, in the World ?
- Trends of Science and Technology Policy.
- Risk communications in GMO, Nano Technology, Environment, Energy, Life Science and Society. Etc

Message to the readers :
We are looking for the prosperity to sponsor and/or co-sponsor this activity, aide offer to take place the café talk and debate, proposals of the café talk theme. In return, future collaboration in scientific outreach program can be sincerely proposed. Please feel free to contact to talk for promoting this Science Café Communication.

Contact :
M. Shingo Hamada, affiliated fellow of NISTEP – MEXT, Member of Science Communication Japan (NPO)
Tel 080 32 01 41 29 E-mail