Interview with Dr.Hiroyuki Yoshikawa

  • 2013•10•09

    yoshikawa interview

    Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa (Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency) speaks with the Fukushima Global Communication Programme about the scientific community’s reaction to the crisis in Fukushima. Dr. Yoshikawa emphasizes the responsibility of scientists in developing safely designed and operational nuclear power plants. Particular attention is drawn to ensuring strong science-policy linkages so that research findings are not just communicated within an academic setting. While noting the importance of not just conducting high-quality research and communicating the findings, Dr. Yoshikawa underscores the importance of maintaining neutrality.