The 11th Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society forum was held from October 5th to 7th, with the participation of approximately 1,000 global leaders in science and technology, policy, business and media from approximately 100 countries, including Nobel laureates, and they discussed on the future of issues and tasks in science and technology from the global views.
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe attended the opening ceremony and said “Too many regulations, but those regulations have been abolished and from early next year, hydrogen fuel cell cars will become available, Jules Verne’s dream is coming true in Japan.”
At the Plenary Session, titled “Global Health”, Professor Shinya Yamanaka, Director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University (Nobel Laureate 2012) spoke about a possibility of utilization of iPS Cell.
His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince said at the Closing Plenary Session, “Let me express my heartfelt wish that global leaders will continue their efforts to bring their wisdom together and search for the best way to make the most of science and technology for the future of our earth and the sustainable development of humankind.”
The 12th Annual Meeting of the STS forum will be held from October 4th to 6th, 2015, at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto).