Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 6 (1996), 153.
The participants included Akira Akabayashi, Yukiko Asada, Atsushi Asai, Jayapaul Azariah, Martin Hajduch, Katsuko Kamiya, Katsumata, Simon Lawson, Frank Leavitt, Darryl Macer, Masahiro Morioka, Keisuke Nagase, Miyako Okada-Takagi, Hyakudai Sakamoto, Humitake Seki, Shinryo Shinagawa, Shin'ichi Shoji, Noritoshi Tanida, Yutaka Tejima, Miho Tsuzuki, Kohji Yamada, Kyoko Yokoyama, and some staff and research students who came in occasionally. Many contributions are in this issue (contents on the left of this editorial), and further papers will follow in the next issue from those who are not included this time. Only 7 were common to the First roundtable, but we hope to welcome most of this years group and many new faces to Tsukuba next year.
There was much fruitful free discussion and a conclusion of the discussions from both roundtables will be one of the items included in the next issue. This issue is packed with papers on a range of topics around the issue of bioethics in Asia, and we encourage more to write. We also invite your comments if you think this journal should more formally separate letters from papers?
The next issue should be published
in early January, before a planned trip to India, to hold
bioethics workshops organized by Jayapaul Azariah (see conference
list) in Madras, Banglalore, and Cochin. These will
immediately follow one in Ahmedabad. All readers are invited
if you can make it to all of these meetings! The human side of
the network building is one of the most rewarding, though so is
the output in papers that have come to my desk. We encourage
more, and we hope you can all renew your support for this endeavour
and EJAIB in 1997.
- Darryl Macer