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Scientists to keep ban on military research at universities – The Asahi Shimbun (Ryoko Takeishi | March 2017)

 


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A Science Council of Japan (SCJ) committee has proposed continuing a ban on military research by universities and other institutes, a stance based on remorse over such studies under Japan’s wartime government.

The proposal, hammered out on March 7 after a series of meetings, will likely be adopted as the council’s official statement after a vote in a general assembly session in April.

Speculation has been rife over whether the SCJ, the country’s representative body of scientists, would stick with the traditional ban after the current government increased subsidies for military-related research.

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