December 6, 2003 Guests

Guest : Mr. Imura (Member of Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office, Japan)
Mr. Busquin (Commissioner for Research of European Commission)
Ms. Haignere (Minister for Research and New Technology, France)
Mr. Marburger (Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, USA)
Mr. King (Chief Scientific Adviser and, concurrently, Head of the Office of Science and Technology, UK)
Mr. Golden (Honorary Secretary-General, Carnegie Foundation, USA)
(No special order is observed in the above.)

In the 7th floor conference room of Miraikan, persons in charge of science and technology policies of the above-mentioned countries gathered together to talk.
During an interval between their talk sessions, Director Mohri guided them through the museum and provided an explanation on certain exhibits. The guests enjoyed seeing ASIMO move up and down along a staircase and stand on one leg, operating the terminal of the Geo-Cosmos and working on a Hands-on Model of the Internet, accompanied by Director Mohri's explanatory comments.

Ms. Haignere has had the experience of two space flights and is the first French astronaut to stay at the International Space Station (ISS).
She kindly autographed her portrait in the "Challengers of the Universe" exhibits (which includes photographs of successive astronauts)

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