On 24-26 March, the Group of Seven (G7) Academies Meeting was held in Paris, France to finalise the joint statements that will be submitted for recommendation to the governments of the G7 nations, which will meet in Biarritz, France, in late summer 2019.


The Science Council of Japan dispatched young scientists from the Young Academy of Japan, including GYA members Wataru Iwasaki (Japan) and Yoko Shimpuku (Japan), as two of the four delegates.


The participation of young scientists in this meeting has not been a regular occurrence, and their participation activated discussion on the issues related to the development of young scientists and young academies in general. Wataru and Yoko joined the discussion from the perspectives of science and its future development.


L’Académie des Sciences, France, provided a post on the meeting on their twitter account, available here