Welcome to Japan Super Science Fair 2017!
We are very pleased to host the 15th Japan Super Science Fair (JSSF) from November 3rd to November 7th, 2017 here in Kyoto, Japan. JSSF is a 5-day international student conference coordinated by Ritsumeikan High School as a part of the "Super Science High School (SSH)" project, which is a government initiative to promote science education. This is an international festival of young scientists, where students from around the world come together to learn intensively through collaborative research projects and various social/cultural activities which stimulate students' scientific and global mindset.
We have been recently experiencing various rapid social changes due to globalization and scientific evolution. I believe that young scientists, like the participants of this event, should be ready for leading the global and local society towards a positive future. Such global leaders are expected to be equipped with a high level of scientific literacy as well as a well-developed sense of social contribution, authenticity towards their professional mission, and non-ethnocentric attitudes towards people of various backgrounds. I hope this event gives students an opportunity to grow themselves for such directions.
In closing, it is my hope that the friendship of all the participants develops through this opportunity which will become even more valuable in their future when they will play a major role in various communities as global leaders.