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Cooperation by International Scientific Community Needed in Japan
April 2011

The Vice President of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), who represents the SCJ in the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, responded on behalf of the Japanese scientific community to a letter of condolence sent to him by the H.R. Network. Dr. Kotaro Suzumura wrote that the SCJ is “firmly determined to participate in the process of helping suffering people out of the current miseries and to rebuild Japan on the basis of renewed scientific knowledge and innovative ideas. In so doing, we strongly hope that the scientific community in the world would help us explore what we could do for our people, which would eventually add to the intellectual capital that could be of use for the enhancement of well-being of all human kind.” (Click here to view Dr. Suzumura’s letter.) Dr. Suzumura enclosed a vital statement by the SCJ titled “Disaster in Northeast Japan and Nuclear Emergency,” that describes crucial problems that must be addressed to overcome the consequences of the disaster.