Opening Ceremony of the Institute for Global Change Research
Along with the start of the Frontier Research System for Global Change,
the opening ceremony of the Institute for Global Change Research was held
in October 1997, on the 7th floor of Seavans North building, into which
the Institute moved, with the attendance of Mr. Uchida, and Mr. Hirano
President of NASDA and JAMSTEC respectively.
On that day, Mr. Oda, the Secretary-General of Joint Promotion Office,
officiated as M.C. at the ceremony, with the of audience over-flowing from
the floor of the Institute (Research Center in Tokyo). After Mr. Uchida
and Mr. Hirano, stated expectations that the Institute will greatly contribute
to earth science research hereafter, Dr. Matsuno, Director-General of the
Frontier, Drs. Yamagata, Yasunari and Manabe, (all program directors) and
Dr. I keda, (Program Director of the IARC) earnestly expressed their own
hopes for the future.
Dr.Manabe, a Program Director, is expressing his hope
for the future.