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日本学術会議会員候補の任命拒否に対する声明  労務理論学会理事会は全会一致で、内閣総理大臣による第25期日本学術会議会員候補の任命拒否に対して抗議の意を表明します。  日本学術会議法では、①日本学術会議は、優れた研究又は業績がある科学者のうちから会員の候補者を内閣総理大臣に推薦し、これに基づき内閣総理大臣が任命すること、②その職務は、独立して、 科学に関する重要事項を審議しその実現を図ること、及び科学に関する研究の連絡を図りその能率を向上させることであると、定められています。  今回行われた6名の会員候補の任命拒否は同法の規定を逸脱するものであり、学問の自由を脅かすものと危惧します。  労務理論学会理事会は、日本学術会議の協力団体として、名の会員候補を速やかに任命するよう内閣総理大臣に求めます。   2020年10月5日                            労務理論学会理事会                              会長 清山 玲

December 4th, 2020

Board of Directors

Japan Academy of Labor and Management

Japanese Academic Societies Unite to Release a Joint Statement to Protect the Independence of the Science Council of Japan

Japanese scholars have met the Prime Minister Suga’s decision to reject the candidacy of six humanities and social sciences scholars for the Science Council of Japan with grave concern. 226 academic societies in the humanities and social sciences in Japan issued a Joint Statement on November 6th. Since then, the number of co-signers has reached 310. On December 2nd, they issued the same statement in English, gave a press interview and appealed to scholars and citizens worldwide for support and cooperation.

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 rejection 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:

As one of the societies that have co-signed the Joint Statement, hereby Japan Academy of Labor and Management also releases it.

Please send your supportive message to:

Read Joint Statement



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