Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Vol 6 (6) November 1996

ISSN 1173-2571, Copyright 1996 (All rights reserved, for commercial reproductions but access open for personal use).
Eubios Ethics Institute 31 Colwyn Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
P.O. Box 125, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305, Japan

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pp. 174-184 EJAIB Nov 1996 News

Topical list of News in Bioethics and Biotechnology
List is complete 1991 -Sept 1996, in 31 topics. News from 1991-1993 are in the OLD news files, and from 1994 in the NEW files.

Page, and titles of papers

153 Editorial - Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable - Darryl Macer

154-5 Japanese Bioethics Conferences in Nov 1997 (see below also)

155-6 Update on EAAB and Invitation for Membership. Bioethics in Japan with China - Hyakudai Sakamoto

157 Report of the Kyoto Bioethics Seminar, and Comments on Comparative Bioethics - Masahiro Morioka

157-8 Bioethics East and West - Jean Kitahara-Frisch

158-60 Short History of Reproductive Medical Problems in Japan - Shinryo N. Shinagawa

160 Commentary on Shinagawa - Yutaka Tejima

160-2 Unanswered questions about medical ethics education in Japan - Atsushi Asai

162-3 Lessons from Clinical Anthropology Classes for Undergraduate Students - S.Shoji, K. Kamiya, D. Macer

163 Seeking advice on evaluation methods for high school bioethics education - Vaille Dawson

163-4 Environmental Ethics of Water Pollution - Humitake Seki

165 Bioethics as study for daily life - Kohji Yamada

165 Borders & environmental ethics - Simon Lawson

165-6 The environment in Slovakia and Biodiversity - M.Hajduch, A.Pretova

166-8 Japan / US Comparisons of Biotechnology Patents - M. Okada-Takagi

168-9 Organ Transplantation in India - A. K. Tharien

169 Organ Transplantation in Israel - Gershon B. Grunfeld

170-1 Euthanasia In Turkey: Cultural and religious perspectives - N.Yasemin Oguz

171-2 Impressions Of East Asia: Science and Spirituality - Frank J. Leavitt

173 Ethics when genotype under-determines clinical phenotype - Norio Fujiki and Kozo Hashimoto

Welcome to Japan for Bioethics in November 1997

Third International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable

30 October - 1 November 1997 (am), Tsukuba Science City (in English)
Universality and diversity in bioethics, what Japanese bioethics can offer to the international community

9th Annual Meeting Japan Association of Bioethics

1-2 November, 1997, Tsukuba Science City (in Japanese; with 1st Nov am International Session)
Theme: to be announced.

UNESCO Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC'97)

4-7 November, Kobe (Japanese/English simultaneous translation)
Second Congress of the East Asian Association of Bioethics,
The Third MURS Japan International Symposium,

Sixth International Bioethics Seminar in Fukui

7-8 November, Fukui (in English)
Fukui Bioethics Symposium on Medical Genetic Services

For all these meetings all participants are requested to provide a Japanese (if a Japanese speaker) and an English abstract, which would be published on the Internet (Eubios Ethics Institute Internet world wide web sites). The goal is to make Asian and Japanese bioethics more accessible to the international community. The program will also be updated through the site for the ABC,

Papers are invited. Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent in electronic text form to Prof. Darryl Macer, Email < >. Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 305, Japan (Fax Int+81-298-53-6614). Details for Kobe and Fukui appear in accompanying announcement - other details for Tsukuba meetings will appear later. The secretariat offices are in close communication, but please send a copy to both offices if you are interested in both. Please note that for each meeting very modest registration fees of Y5,000 or less will be charged. Further details to be announced later.

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Are you interested in tourist arrangements?
Please give additional details, we will try to assist you. Please note that the convenient airport to arrive in Tsukuba is Narita (Tokyo), and for Kobe it is Kansai International Airport, and it takes 4 hours by bus and bullet train between the two cities (Cost approx. Y17,000). Kyoto or Tokyo are possible stopovers...
As a price guide please note that a single room in a hotel room with facilities is approx. Y8,000 per night; and a double/twin approx. Y14,000. There will be some rooms available at Y2000/ Y3000 for those attending the Tsukuba Roundtable, but these cannot be guarantied until a month before - in which case rooms without private facilities at Y4000; or hotel rooms will be used. .

For the ABC'97, Kobe and Fukui:
Emeritus Professor Norio Fujiki,
Secretary General, UNESCO ABC'97,
Department of Internal Medicine, Fukui Medical School,
Matsuokacho, Fukui 910-11, JAPAN
Tel: Int+81-776-61-311, ext. 2300
Fax: Int+81-776-61-8110

For Tsukuba Roundtable and JAB:
Dr Darryl Macer
Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba,
Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305, Japan
Tel: Int+81-298-53-4662
Fax: Int+81-298-53-6614
Email < >.
IAB Genetics Network Address changes

Invitations for IAB Genetics Network Workshop at the IAB Congress in San Francisco, California, USA, 22-24 November. See above. Address changes below:
New Email address: Grant D. Vallance, Email:

There will be a meeting of the IAB Genetics Network Workshop at the IAB Congress in San Francisco, California, USA, 22-24 November. The addresslist and research interests will be updated, and the current list published in a coming issue of EJAIB. An updated version will be put on the Internet in Dec.96.

Internet Links and On-line Journals

The Internet links that I am aware of are directly available on my other information page on the www (now located on UK, Japan and New Zealand www sites), but several additions include: Nature Biotechnology (and other Nature journals) contents and abstracts are on-line at <>; ethics codes and policies, <>. The UNESCO International Bioethics Committee has set up a www site, <>. The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics hasa ww site <>.

The journal Science is to be applauded for now making the full text and figures available on-line, following the Canadian Medical Journal, Environmental Science and Technology (<> - though from 1997 it will limit access to subscribers!);Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry and Journal of Neuroscience. The journals, JAMA and NEJM have abstracts on, and some text on-line. In Bioethics so far EJAIB is the only major journal on-line, we are still waiting to see others put all their text on-line, and enter the world of open electronic publishing. The tables from the books of Eubios Ethics Institute are being put on-line throughout Nov., 1996, to add to the English texts which have been on-line since mid-1995.

The deadline for letter submission (and news) to the next issue is 4 January, 1997.

Current conference list

General information on EJAIB