Koji na Omi print  
1956: Graduated from Hitotsubashi Univ., joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI); Consul, Consulate General in New York; Director, South Asia & Eastern Europe Div., Trade Policy Bureau; Director, small Enterpise Policy Div., Small and Medium Enterprise Agency; Director, Administrative Div., Science and Technology Agency, Director-General, Guidance Dept. SME Agency, First elected in 1983; Parliamentary Vice-minister for Finance; LDP Dir.-Gen. Minister for Economic Planning (1997-98), Minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories Aff. and for Science and Technology Policy (2001-02), Central role to enact the Fundamental Law of Science and Technology (1995); created the Okinawa Institute of Schence and Technology, international and interdisciplinary graduate university; founded the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum with the aim of building a worldwide network among scientists, policymakers and business people. The STS forum is to be held annually in Kyoto, Japan, to discuss the “lights and shadows” of science and technology for the sake of humankind.
Conference Opening Session
The Opening Session