Nuclear industry funded Japan's safety experts, report claims
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Of the four recipients, Akira Yamaguchi, an Osaka University professor, received a total of at least 27.14 million yen in donations and research grants from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of nuclear plant equipment, and other relevant entities, it said.
Akio Yamamoto, a professor at Nagoya University, received a total of 10.1 million yen from Japan Atomic Power Co., a builder and operator of nuclear power plants, among others, it said.
Tsukuba University professor Yutaka Abe received a total of 5 million yen from parties including a laboratory of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), while Japan Atomic Energy Agency researcher Tomoyuki Sugiyama received a total of 3 million yen from Nuclear Fuel Industries, it said.
This is one of Japans biggest Problems,
there is nothing that is really independent!
Afaik there are only a handful of Universities
who are not owned by one of the major Player
(Mitsubishi for example)
ergo: every Academic Person is more or less "owned" by them!
And even when you are "less Owned" or didn't care
you will never discredit your Doctorate Supervisor!
(You can't be a Academic without someone who is taking care of it,
it is not enough to write a First-Class Doctorate)
This is one of the reasons why i think that we need
independent Education in Japan, in Asia and in the whole World.
A University must be Independent and should never depend
on "Give-aways" from the big Players!