[Online] Christmas Lectures 2023 The Past, Present, and Future of Science Communication in Korea and Japan
* This event will be conducted in English.
まず、Cho Sook-kyoung先生から「What are the directions for SC after 20 years of practice in Korea（20年間の科学コミュニケーション実践を踏まえた韓国の科学コミュニケーションが向かう先）」のご講演（40分講演＋10分質疑）をいただきます。
その後、小林傳司先生から「The changing role of science communication in Japan（変わりゆく日本の科学コミュニケーションの役割）」のご講演（40分講演＋10分質疑）をいただきます。最後に、両先生との対話の時間も設けたいと思います。
■ 申込〆切り・申込方法 Registration
「12月21日（木）23:59, Deadline: December 21」までに申し込みフォーム<Registration form>から登録をお願いいたします。
15:00-15:50 (40min. Lecture + 10min. Discussion)
Prof. CHO Sook-kyoung
“What are the directions for SC after 20 years of practice in Korea”
15:50-16:40 (40min. Lecture + 10min. Discussion)
Emeritus Prof. KOBAYASHI Tadashi
“The changing role of science communication in Japan”
16:40-17:00 Dialogue between Korea and Japan
Facilitator：野口範子 NOGUCHI Noriko（同志社大学 Doshisha Univ.）、加納圭 KANO Kei（滋賀大学 Shiga Univ.）
What are the directions for SC after 20 years of practice in Korea
What are the global trends of science communication? As we experienced COVID-19, our society was rapidly transformed into a digital society, and this transition brought about many changes in the situation of science communication in terms of quality and quantity.
What do we do for having “sustainability” of science communication in this changing environment? What are the competence of science communicators?
In this lecture, I would like to introduce the experience of science communication and science culture in Korea that has been carried out for the last 20 years, and in particular, I would like to discuss the future direction of science communication through the critical evaluation of <Science Korea project>, which started in 2004 in nationwide for enhancing scientific culture for all Korean.
CHO Sook-kyoung, the president of PCST Global Network (2023-2025) and a professor of KENTECH, who is teaching history of science and science communication and in charge of HAAS (humanities, arts and social sciences) program. After she studied physics at SNU, history & philosophy of science at King’s College of London, she had Ph.D on the beginning of London Science Museum and popularization of physical science during the 19th century. Before joining the KENTECH, she had rich experiences of connecting science and society at non-profit government agencies.
As a director of KOFAC, she planned and executed the <Science Korea Project> and as the deputy director-general of GNSM, she initiated a touring science exhibition of <2030 Future City>, the first co-exhibition by 3 National Science Museums. She is the author of several science books, 4 of them had the best book award by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Culture and Sports. She also has practiced as a science communicator by presenting in a TV documentary series of <The world great cities meet science> and regularly aired in a Radio program, <Science meet Humanities>. She is now writing science articles regularly in monthly magazine of <Science and Technology> by KOFST and a newspaper <GwanguDream>. She just published a book <12 Big Questions raised by Science Classics>
The changing role of science communication in Japan
In this lecture, I will first review the history of science communication in Japan since the turn of the 21st century. It will be shown that Japanese science communication has followed a similar path to the development of science communication in the EU.
Then, the importance of the Fukushima nuclear power plants accident and the corona pandemic in the history of science communication in Japan will be pointed out and their impact will be explained. Finally, I will point out that Japanese research institutions, especially universities, have been changing their approach to science communication in recent years, and raise questions about the future direction of science communication.
KOBAYASHI Tadashi is presently Professor Emeritus, Specially Appointed Professor of Center for the Study of Co*Design, Osaka University and Director General of Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), JST. He served as vice president of Osaka University (2015-19). He was also a Director of Program for Education and Research on Science and Technology in Public Sphere (STiPS).
His research interests include philosophy of science, science, technology and society (STS) studies. His publications include Who are the “experts” (Shobunsha, 2023) , What is this thing called STS?; The Challenge of STS vol.1 (Tokyou University Press, 2020), University as a Research Site: What Knowledge is for? (Editor, Iwanami Shoten Publishers, 2013), The Age of Trans-Science (NTT Publications, 2007), Science and Technology for Society (The University of Air, 2007), Who Should Consider on Science and Technology? (Nagoya University Press, 2004). Technoscience for the Public Sphere (Tamagawa University Press, 2002).
He also served as a member of organizers for Japanese first and second Consensus Conferences (1998/9), a member of organizers and a facilitator of the first Nation-wide Consensus Conference on GMOs (2000), the first President of Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (2001- 2003), a Director of “World Wide Views on Global Warming Project” in Japan (2009), and the Deputy Area Director of Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), JST (2005-2013), and a principal fellow of RISTEX and an adviser of the Science Communication Centre JST (2014-18).
He is a junior member of the Science Council of Japan (2008-17) and a member of the Science Council of Japan since 2017.