Policy ForumSCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Rebuilding Public Trust in Science for Policy-Making

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Science  07 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6099, pp. 1176-1177
DOI: 10.1126/science.1224004

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Summary

Until recently, there was little recognition within Japan's science policy circle of the need to discuss the role of science in government policy-making. A rather innocent notion that the established knowledge and wisdom of scientists would ensure proper decision-making was prevalent.