How science, technology and innovation can be placed in broader visions - Public opinions from inclusive public engagement activities

Kei Kano, Mitsuru Kudo, Go Yoshizawa, Eri Mizumachi, Makiko Suga, Naonori Akiya, Kuniyoshi Ebina, Takayuki Goto, Masayuki Itoh, Ayami Joh, Haruhiko Maenami, Toshifumi Minamoto, Mikihiko Mori, Yoshitaka Morimura, Tamaki Motoki, Akie Nakayama, Katsuya Takanashi

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Abstract

This study investigates how different segments of the public, with varying degrees of interest in S & T, could formulate opinions on a broader vision and the role they think STI should play in Japanese society through 2020 (Tokyo's Olympic and Paralympic year) and toward 2030. We conducted nine inclusive public engagement activities. Results indicated that the broad public opinions did not completely overlap with officials' opinions, a value of "open and appropriate" was mainly found from the unengaged public, and the visions and values based on their opinions could well be incorporated into the official document. Engaging the disinterested in S & T remains an issue.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA02
JournalJournal of Science Communication
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Participation and science governance
  • Public engagement with science and technology
  • Science and policy-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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    Kano, K., Kudo, M., Yoshizawa, G., Mizumachi, E., Suga, M., Akiya, N., Ebina, K., Goto, T., Itoh, M., Joh, A., Maenami, H., Minamoto, T., Mori, M., Morimura, Y., Motoki, T., Nakayama, A., & Takanashi, K. (2019). How science, technology and innovation can be placed in broader visions - Public opinions from inclusive public engagement activities. Journal of Science Communication, 18(3), [A02]. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18030202