November 2 According to Kyodo News, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated in the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives on November 2 that he had previously refused to appoint six members of the Japanese Academic Conference and stated that the selection of members exists. problem.
At the same time, he also emphasized that the organization of the academic conference should be reformed.
Budget Committee held a basic question to cabinet members. Yoshihide Suga and all cabinet members attended the question. The report pointed out that this is the first time that Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet has accepted a question-and-answer form of questions.
When talking about the Japanese academic conference turmoil caused by the failure to appoint 6 members before, Suga Yoshihide said that the academic conference is closed, like a vested interest.
He said, “I have been worried (about this) since I was the Chief Cabinet Secretary,” and emphasized the need to reform the organization of academic conferences.
In addition, regarding how the academic conference will be reformed, the director of science and technology Nobuharu Inoue said, “I would like to cooperate with (the chairman of the academic conference) Takaaki Kajida and discuss the future together.”
In addition to academic conference issues, the questionnaire also discussed the establishment of a digital hall and energy policy. Suga Yoshihide introduced the establishment of the Digital Hall, “As a breakthrough in the bold implementation of regulatory reforms, the (Digital Hall) will be created.”
He also reiterated on the energy issue that in order to achieve a decarbonized society by 2050, all options including nuclear power such as nuclear power plants will be pursued.
On October 1, the Japan Academic Conference, a top institution in the Japanese academic community, submitted a list of 105 recommended members to the cabinet, but Yoshihide Suga finally appointed 99 people and 6 scholars were excluded.
According to previous practice, all the lists recommended by the Japanese Academic Conference were approved by the Cabinet. This was the first time that the Prime Minister refused to appoint recommended candidates, which immediately caused an uproar.