Letter from Kenichi Matsubara to Victor A. McKusick
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1989-09-19 (September 19, 1989)
Osaka University. Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology
McKusick, Victor A.
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Victor Almon McKusick Collection
Reproduced with permission of Kenichi Matsubara.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology, and the Human Genome Project, 1980-2008
September 19, 1989
I have some difficulty in setting up a machinery to raise funds for HUGO, as I am now requested to spend so much time in shaping
up Japanese projects, organizing and recruiting, and so on. It will be done, as soon as possible, however.
During these efforts I hear from several sources that Jim Watson seems to be raising some hostile issues against Japanese
efforts, as though he regards Japan does not want to make any contribution to this worldwide activity.
One possible reason that I can think of about his misunderstanding is probably a misrepresentation in Moscow in June. I should
open up a better line to communicate. As the first and the best chance along this line, I am looking forward to your visit
to us in Osaka in coming October. Unfortunately, your visiting hours are too short, as the last flight for Izumo leaves around
5 pm. (By the way, I put your seminar as the Institutional seminar). Can't you possibly come to Osaka a night before?
If it is not possible, I would like to ask you to set aside at least two hours to discuss the U.S. and Japanese matters.
Lastly, the Human Frontier Science Program has started soliciting applications. For your convenience, I am enclosing its announcement
and instructions. Although we have not been successful in persuading the Foundation to support HUGO, at least you and I (and
if necessary, along with Drs. Bodmer and Dausset) can file applications for several fellowships and/or workshops. I would
like you to spend sometime in examining these possibilities, and add the topic in our discussions.