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Japan’s science council opposes hosting linear collider project

  • December 20, 2018
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that the Science Council of Japan submitted to the Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday a written opinion saying that it does not support the idea of hosting the International Linear Collider (ILC) project in Japan. The council says that although it recognizes the scientific significance of the project, it has not reached the consensus that the scientific achievements to be gained from the project would fully warrant its massive cost. The council also says that careful study is needed when the government makes a final decision on whether to host the project. Japan’s candidate site for hosting the ILC, which would be about 20 kilometers long, is the Kitakami mountain range that runs through Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. Meanwhile, a parliamentary caucus supporting Japan’s bid to host the project released a statement on Wednesday saying that the group will continue its efforts to bring the project to Japan. Sankei ran a similar report.

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