Report of the Inaugural Meeting and Subsequent Social Gatherings of the Congress

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Prepared and issued for the Third Pan-Pacific Science Congress by the Kokusai Shuppan Insatsusha, 1926 - 34 pages

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Page 10 - To initiate and promote co-operation in the study of scientific . problems relating to the Pacific region, more particularly those affecting the prosperity and well-being of Pacific peoples ; (b) To strengthen the bonds of peace among Pacific peoples by promoting a feeling of brotherhood among the scientists of all the Pacific countries.
Page 7 - University; and the chairman of the division of medical sciences of the National Research Council, chairman ex officio.
Page 6 - Science Congress needs. With this in view, provision has been made for Divisional Meetings of a much wider scope than Sectional Meetings, and scientific programmes have been arranged for the most part in the form of symposia upon selected subjects. It is hoped that these somewhat exceptional arrangements will also meet with the general approval of the Congress. With reference to these symposial subjects, there is one of peculiar importance, distinguished from the others by its more general character,...
Page 5 - ... and important details of the proceedings, which can not be given here because of limitations of space, should be sought in the printed reports. The International Research Council brings into effect the plan proposed by the Council of the National Academy of Sciences at the interallied conference held in London in October, 1918, under the auspices of the Royal Society, and indorsed by the National Academy at its autumn meeting of the same year. The purpose in view was to establish a federation...
Page 4 - PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS. Your Imperial Highness, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I esteem it a rare privilege and honour to preside over this Congress at which not only the different countries of the Pacific but also those of Europe are represented by so large a number of distinguished men of science, a Congress which has high ideals and noble objects in view and which is destined to have a far-reaching influence upon the happiness and welfare of Pacific peoples. This privilege and...
Page 7 - ... feeling which prompts one heart to speak to another, and without which true friendship can hardly be expected. Relying therefore upon the spirit of sacrifice and service on the part of those scientists to whom English is a foreign language, a spirit which every individual and every nation should learn to cultivate, if the world is to be improved, it is to be hoped that the unity of language will forever remain an important feature of the Pan-Pacific Science Congress.
Page 31 - What to do first," and this question showed the necessity of knowing what had been done and what was in the process of doing. At this juncture, Dr. AG Mayor, of the Carnegie Institution, made what then seemed a revolutionary proposal : nothing less than calling together at some convenient place a group of scientists known to be deeply interested in Pacific problems.
Page 36 - I ask you to join with me in drinking to the health of that Great Gentlemen, our President.
Page 32 - ... event, participated in by the imperial family, government officials, educators, business men, financiers, farmers and school children. In the true sense of the word, the overseas visitors were honored guests of the nation. So obvious was the feeling of goodwill that the congress seemed to be a group of friends gathered to discuss science rather than scientists welcomed to a delightful country.
Page 6 - Congress differs from all other scientific congresses. Also because of the primary object of the Congress, which is not the direct advancement of knowledge in general, it is plainly evident that the activities of the Congress should be limited to sciences as applied to definite Pacific problems. A...

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