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The Sociology of Science Society of Japan
The Science Council of Japan, which is a national academy and not a federation of academic societies, does not directly represent the interests of the societies. Nevertheless, the societies are deeply concerned with the issue as the Prime Minister’s refusal of appointment not only violates the independence of the Science Council of Japan but also further threatens academic freedom, autonomy and democracy in Japan.
See the interview video on the Joint Statement: https://youtu.be/47unG8Y0-JQ
As one of the societies that have co-signed the joint-statement, hereby The Sociology of Science Society of Japan also releases it.
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Joint Statement by the Academic Societies of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the Refusal to Appoint Nominees as Council Members to the 25th Term of the Science Council of Japan