Dr. Miki Horie

Ritsumeikan Primary School
Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School

Welcome to Japan Super Science Fair 2019!
We are very pleased to host the 17th JSSF from Nov. 3 to 7, 2019 here at Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School, Kyoto, Japan. JSSF is a 5-day students' international conference coordinated by us 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 convene to learn together intensively through collaborative research projects and various social/cultural activities which stimulate their scientific and global mind-set.
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 global and local societies towards a positive future. Such global leaders are expected to be equipped with a high level of scientific literacy as a well as well-developed sense of social contribution, authenticity towards their professional mission, and a non-ethnocentric attitudes towards people of various backgrounds. I hope this event gives students an opportunity to grow themselves in such directions.
In closing, it is my hope that JSSF serves all the students and teachers as a platform to freely creating networks, which will become even more valuable in their future when they play a major role as the next generation of global leaders.

Shizuka Seko

Students Committee Representative
Japan Super Science Fair 2019

We sincerely welcome all of you to JSSF 2019.
This is our 17th year to hold JSSF. I am the student representative of JSSF 2019, Shizuka Seko. We are very honored to be able to invite you all to participate in our science fair. It is my dream to make this year's fair the most amazing JSSF ever.
We are planning many events for participants to enjoy during JSSF 2019. Every year participants share their research at the science project presentations and science project poster exhibitions during the event. This year we are planning to offer some new activities in which we can work as a group. All of the events will give us lots of opportunities to make new friends from all over the world. I believe the friendships we make here will last for a long time. I hope we can stay connected with each other even after JSSF.
While we are planning to have fun together, we must also strive to share our scientific knowledge and insights with each other. Currently the student committee for JSSF 2019 is working hard to create an unforgettable experience for everyone. I deeply appreciate all of the schools sending representatives and the future participants themselves that will join our fair. The memories we will make will never fade and will stay in our heart as one of the best parts of your life.
Lastly, I would like to encourage you all to not hesitate in making your voice heard. Challenge yourself to speak out and find a way to make this JSSF your own. Let's make the best possible science fair ever together. Thank you.