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How Japanese research became the centre of a conservative culture war

Yoshihide Suga is facing his first controversy as Japan’s new prime minister. Kimimasa Mayam/EPA

Karin Narita, Queen Mary University of London The Japanese research community is in turmoil. On October 1, after less than three weeks as prime minister, Yoshihide Suga rejected the appointment of six scholars to the governing body of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) in an unprecedented move. The decision was widely criticised, sparking protests that it amounted to an …

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