After his inauguration as Japan’s new prime minister, Shinzo Abe left a mixed legacy for Japanese science. While he promised to uphold the ideals of Japan’s National Academy of Science and his appointment of Shinichiro Nishi as vice-minister for science and technology was welcome, many were disappointed with the appointments made by the new government. A large number of scientists were disappointed, as they felt that Nishi’s appointment as vice-minister would result in an under-representation of women in Japan’s science field and would adversely affect the country’s development.
Despite criticism from those who disagreed with his appointments, Shinzo promised to work on the issue. In April 2020, he announced that a special task force was being formed to implement his science and technology policy. The task force was made up of people from different fields, including a representative from the science and technology industries, a gender representative, and a representative from academia. It was tasked to undertake a series of consultations with various parties and sectors to look into the issues raised in the report.
In March 2020, Shinzo announced that the project had come to an end and that it had concluded. There had been “overwhelming” consensus among the experts, according to Shinzo, and it was clear that there was a need to change the ratio of men to women in Japan’s scientific society. The prime minister also promised that the new gender quota would be implemented in 2020 and that the government would continue to promote research in all areas, including the humanities. Shinzo also noted that he hoped the report would have a positive effect on future projects.
When Shinzo assumed office, his government introduced measures aimed at increasing women in the field of science and technology. According to a news agency, Shinzo is planning to introduce an educational grant program targeting women graduates in science and technology. His government is also planning to fund scholarships for women in science and technology. The government also plans to introduce scholarships for mothers of students in science and technology and other programs targeting women in the humanities.
Shinzo also took measures to boost women in the medical field. He appointed two female candidates to the post of director of the National Center for Scientific Research and planned to hold an international symposium aimed at encouraging more women in the fields of health care. According to Shinzo, the prime minister, he wants to encourage women in all fields to take part in these discussions so that they will know more about the role of science and technology in our lives.
Shinzo has also pledged to continue to support female researchers through his administration. He has also appointed several female researchers in the Japanese government to various advisory panels to guide the government and other sectors on issues surrounding the advancement of women’s participation in science. Shinzo is aiming to achieve greater gender balance at the Japan Institute of Technology (JET), the leading academic institution dedicated to education and research.
Shinzo has also announced plans to hold a conference on women in science to address the concerns of women in the scientific world. The conference will be held on September 2020. Although the conference is planned to be a private affair, Shinzo has asked the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to co-chair the event.
Shinzo has also announced that he wants Japanese universities to be better equipped to encourage women’s participation in scientific research and he is looking forward to hosting a science and technology forum to encourage the participation of female scholars in the academic community. Shinzo has also said that he plans to develop women in science policy that will help nurture women’s participation in the Japanese research sector. Shimada, the former editor of Science Magazine, told reporters that Shinzo should not “cherish the past,” but instead he should “make the future come true.” “I believe in him for Japan’s future. He should know that when you’re in charge you need to take care of your people,” Shimada added.