Dear SLUO Colleagues,

   In response to the prospect of severe budget cuts for Japanese

science research, Dr. Atsuto Suzuki, Director General of Japan's High

Energy Accelerator Research Organization, or KEK, this week put out a

call for opinions from the worldwide scientific community: please see

for instance



This is urgent since a budget reconciliation process will take place on

December 15.


Please use this form (

to express what you think by December 10.


Best regards,

             Gerard Bonneaud - on behalf of the SLUO Executive Committee