The first Global Neuroethics Summit (GNS) was held in October 2017 in Tegu City, South Korea, as a conference to discuss ethical issues related to brain science centering on the internationally recognized brain projects and lead to the development of ethical guidelines in the future. From Japan, Dr. Kiyoto Kasai (the University of Tokyo) attended the meeting on behalf of Brain / MINDS, and the results were published in Neuron (Rommelfanger et al. 2018). The second GNS was held in Seoul City, South Korea in October 2018, and discussed each country's response to the ethical issues raised at the previous meeting. We discussed ethical issues in brain science research in Japan including Brain/MINDS and SRPBS, and also referred to newly launched Brain / MINDS Beyond project. The contents were published in Neuron (Sadato, et al. 2019). The third GNS will be held as a satellite symposium of IBRO (Daegu City, Korea), and discussions will be held on specific proposals for international collaboration.
Rommelfanger KS et al. (2018) Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives. Neuron 100:19–36.
Sadato N, Morita K, Kasai K, Fukushi T, Nakamura K, Nakazawa E, Okano H, Okabe S (2019) Neuroethical Issues of the Brain/MINDS Project of Japan. Neuron 101:385–389.
Neuroethical Issues of the Brain/MINDS Project of Japan