Scientific research is a never-ending “journey of knowledge”. There is more meaning in experiencing various encounters and making a good journey itself than reaching the destination.
Basic science has eternal cultural value; it has served to heighten our awe of nature and helped to foster a healthy respect for nature and for life. Furthermore, the science-based technology is the foundation of civilized society. Today innovation, defined as the creation of value changing society, is what assures our continued survival as independent nations.
Our endeavor has contributed significantly to the knowledge-based society. However, modern civilization is in a state of serious crisis triggered by uncontrolled and excessive human activities. It is up to science and technology to tackle this grave situation. Any action counter to this does not contribute to social justice. Your global cooperation is an essential aspect to assuring the continued survival of humanity.