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Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2020
Suga rejected nominees to thwart 'critical moves,' sources say
The administration thought 'it was not appropriate to hire them as civil servants' based on their past opposition to his Liberal Democratic Party's security and anti-conspiracy legislation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 6, 2020
Suga calm in face of Diet onslaught but leaves big question unanswered
The exchanges marked the first time the prime minister's endurance had been tested by criticism in a primary legislative debate session since he became the nation's leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 31, 2020
The background behind Suga’s rejection of top science panel nominees
Council members fail to oppose prime minister's move collectively, casting doubt on how they view their role
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 30, 2020
Suga grilled in Diet on science council scandal and policy agenda
CDP leader Edano adopted toned-down rhetoric, apparently reflecting criticism that his party is overly critical and does not present enough policy proposals of its own.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 28, 2020
Opposition grills Suga over science panel furor and coronavirus response
Suga, however, declined to give details on why he did not nominate the scholars who have been critical of security and anti-conspiracy legislation.
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COMMENTARY / World
Oct 27, 2020
Biotech future of promise and peril looms larger and closer
Emerging technology poses new and novel questions. Unfortunately, the time to answer them is growing short.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 26, 2020
Bolder domestic vision in Suga’s Diet speech, but diplomacy unchanged
The prime minister recited a laundry list of projects on which he is eager to deliver, while relying on strategies he inherited to set out foreign policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 25, 2020
Science panel controversy overshadows Suga’s Diet debut
The session will likely see a fierce showdown between an experienced power-broker with his own policy ambitions and opposition parties determined to grill the new leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2020
Rejection of science panel nominees at odds with reviews of council role
Experts involved in reviews of the advisory body, conducted under Cabinet Office authority, say government intervention was never anticipated and violates the law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 18, 2020
Suga Cabinet approval rating falls to 60% after Science Council furor
72.7% of respondents believe Suga has failed to provide a sufficient explanation about his rejection of six scholars from joining the Science Council of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 16, 2020
Suga meets science council chief amid furor over rejected nominees
Takaaki Kajita said they discussed 'the future of the council' but Suga did not provide an explanation for why he refused to appoint the nominees last month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2020
Nobel laureate slams Suga for blocking scholars from science panel
'Prime Minister Suga will go down in history for doing such an outrageous thing,' Nobel winner Toshihide Masukawa said in a message.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2020
Suga signals openness to Science Council of Japan reform
Hakubun Shimomura, the LDP's policy council chairman, said this week the party will establish a task force to assess the academic organization's need for reform.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Oct 6, 2020
Suga's rejection of nominees to top advisory body prompts calls for reform
The way the council chooses its members has prompted criticism and calls for reform from supporters and opponents of Suga's decision.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2020
Suga says politics wasn't behind blocking nominees, but won't say why
The veto of six appointments to the science council has raised concerns that the administration is trying to weed out scholars critical of the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 16, 2020
Japan team uses stem cells to spawn 1,700 trout from single fish
The researchers hope to apply the technique to bluefin tuna within around five years.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 26, 2020
The pandemic is exposing the limits of science
The financial crisis tarnished the field of economics; will COVID-19 do the same for medicine?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 20, 2020
Why science won’t ace its COVID-19 test
In normal times, the decentralization of research works remarkably well. In a crisis, the usual process is inadequate.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 28, 2020
Joseph Everett: Learn to make your own healthy decisions
Joseph Everett shares what he's learned as a YouTuber
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 23, 2020
Coronavirus uncertainty plagues the experts, too
There's a lot that scientists still don't know about COVID-19.

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