Sunday, April 29, 2007

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★Issue Number 2334(22.04.2007) MagMag 2054 and via melma! 280
◆◇◆ NPO Science Communication News ◆◇◆         
No.186 30.04.2007 No.1

Index -●Editorial
●Research News 
- MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technologyistry)   
Policy for worldclass COE, Reseach budget 2,18 billion yen, from MEXT to Universities. 
- JST (Japanese Science and Technology Agency)   
- CSTP (Council of Science Technology Policy)   
- METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)    
Demonstration of 7 keys and 100 know-how for innovation and creativeness. 
- MHLW(Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)    
Public dialog 26. Apr. 2007, on innovative generic pharmacy 
- Environment    
IPCC sumit : Initiative of Ban Shin at UN for Green House Effect.  
- Trends of Cabinet Policy and Research   ...  
- University   
the budge allocation for unversity management decrease, can be the crisis 
- Relay of Accademy - Industry - Administration in public policy    
Prefecture Okinawa and Ryukyu Univeristy find the way to proliferate the high value added porc "Ague" by using the freeze sperma technology  
- Research Community    
Face change of the english Jounal of Japan Academy, open the public submission.

◆◇◆ NPO Science Communication News ◆◇◆         
No.186 30.04.2007 No.2
- Education, Science Communication   
What's on visiting report of Interpreter UK  
- Detective in Research Affaires   
- Virginia Tech Univeristy (Special Edition)    
How would we react, when the Chon Sunhi occured here in Japan ?  
- Security and Safty of Foods, Policy of Agro-alimentation.  
- GMO (Special Edition)
- BSE(Special Edition)    
Re-open the Japanese market for US beef - Push by sumit meeting    
US deputee 24 has submitted the recommendation letter to the President G. Bush  
- Bird Influenza (Special Edition)    
Bird Influenze : Yamagata prefecture sets the security manuals 
- Material resourcerization of human body, life.    
26% Positive to use of human ovum by research repot of MHLW

●Worldwide Research News  
- USA   ...  
- UK   Protect basic research: UK scientists 
- South Korea   
- China    
China sets the Human resource policy in special foour types  
- Australia   
Government 'protecting energy exports' 
- Inde   
Lift-off for Indian commercial rocket 
- Asia/Oceania   ...  
- Europa   ...  
- The others   ...

◆◇◆ NPO Science Communication News ◆◇◆         
No.186 30.04.2007 No.3
●Human Resource -     ...
●Debate and discussion  -     ...
●Media Watch  -     ...
●Books、Magazine, Email News -     ...
- Japanese Society of Immunology   
"Mystery and future of Immunology - Frontier Talk in with the researcher"  
10:00~17:00 03-04.05.2007,   MESCI7F CR1、CR2、CR3

- Public Open Sminar of Funghi Medical Research Centre of Chiba University  
"Mold !? They are comming soon - part 2 - "  
14:00~16:30 13.05.2007  
Grand hall, Keyaki Haouse, West Chaba Campus of Chiba University

- No. 15th Laureate Lecture of Kihara Memorial Fundation   
Photo response mechanism of plants - Encounter of Physiology and Genetics  
15:00~16:00 18.05.2007   
Hall 3F, Kihara Biology Research Institute of Yokohama City University

- No. 28th Math-Science Tsubasa Summer Seminar   
07-11.08.2007 The suburbe of Hakodate City

●Announcement from NP Science Communication Japan  
- Now on sale, how to not fail in Choice of Graduate School 
- Recreut Editorial Staff SciCom News 
- We are asking for the donnation

"NPO Science Communication News"
[SciCom News] No.186 30.04.2007 No.1
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Meeting wth Prof. Dr. Jones, 12. Apr. 2007.

Here is the report of meeting wth Prof. Dr. Jones, 12. Apr. 2007.

Prof. Dr. Edward A, Jones, invited program coordinator of Fulbright Memorial Foundation in Japan, is working actually for the program coordination for the exchange of Science communication between Japan and United States. He has installed his office at Information Society Research Instutite at Tama University and his office is entitled Research Development Organization MTP (Master Teacher Program).

He demonstrates his program of Science Communication already launched in US and in Japan, which is to link the platform of Museum - School (University also) cascade network. In japanese side, this network consists of Sendai, Nara and Hiroshima area's sub-structure, the highschool teachers and many students, kids have joined there.

This trial has already gotten a reputated recognition to the people of professional activity of Science Communication, namely, the manager class of National Science Musium of Ueno (Kahaku), National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Nihon Kagaku Mirai-kan).

This time, he has exposed his colloque of this trail project at GLOCOM Conference, "Public Communication to Create Social Knowlege on Science and Sustainablity (*)". He has ucceedingly
gave me a contact message concerning my expose at GLOCOM "The Science Communication Project in Japan - Scienc and Society, an approach of Interdisciplinary Research "

We have discussed on these projects, which apparrently exhibite a mutual complementary aspect of the approach to the social knowledge of science and it's sustainablity and creativity. One way to construct the exchange scheme of science communication of Museu-Educaiton between US-Japan, and another way to reconstruct the social debate by connecting the steakholder of science communication and interdisciplinary research. We are very much satified to find ourselves capable to help each other.

Prof. Dr. Jones is expressing now his interest to enlarge this circle of communication with the help of NPO Science Communication Japan (**), partly to promote his project in next steps, and partly to have a chance to access to the Japanese national program of Science Communication with the budget aid.

(*) Here is an announced resume of his exposed colloque, held 22. Februrary 2007.

Reporter : Shingo Hamada

Int'l Univ. of Japan-GLOCOM Seminar on February 22

"Public Communication to Create Social Knowlege on Science and Sustainablity"


Increasing global environmental concerns are creating a demand for global responses through treaty regimes and other accommodations. Highly publicized issues, such as global warming, fisheries depletion, whaling, nuclear energy, air and water quality are all being pushed to the fore as problems requiring immediate attention. Japan has been the subject of high levels of criticism in this regard and often has been ineffective in responding to it.

Part of the reason for this lies in the lack of public understanding of the scientific issues involved both in Japan and in other countries. A greater public understanding of both science and the ways in which research results are interpreted is essential for effective policy making and effective international relations. This can be hard to come by given that the publics in developed countries often feel overwhelmed by a deluge of competing claims and counter-claims.

The National Science Foundation in the United States has proposed that museums and other informal science centers can help to remedy this situation by devoting more resources to increasing public understanding of science. The Japan Society for Organizational Learning and the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Master Teacher Program have adopted this concept in creating communities of practice that will develop "social knowledge cascades."

These activities bring together museums, universities, schools, government agencies, NPOs and others in a process of communication and community building organized around specific thematic events. These events or "cascades" involve a combination of online and offline activities designed to draw attention to, stimulate discussions about and provide learning opportunities regarding a specific topic area.

To date, 185 pairs of schools and affiliated institutions in the United States and Japan have participated in developing this process on a binational basis. It has also provided a basic model for the implementation of UNESCO's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The ultimate result should be a "network of practice" linking communities of practice in a process of global creation.