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Handai Rijo Fes held


On Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 10:00 ~ 16:30, the “Handai Rijo Fes” was held on Osaka University’s Toyonaka Campus (Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences) for science-oriented junior and senior high school girls from all over the country.

Just like last year, Handai Rijo Fes was held to help junior and senior high school girls from all over Japan discover the fun and appeal of science and learn about future career paths, and to support their decision to enter into a scientific field. Attendees wouldn’t let heavy rains stop them from showing up to the event, as 355 junior and senior high school girls from as far north as Yamagata and as far south as Kumamoto were in attendance with over 200 parents/guardians and accompanying teachers, making for a lively venue.

A variety of events, such as “Let’s Meet OU’s President!” “Let’s Take a Look at Scientific Research by Female OU students!” “Let’s Talk with Female Students at OU about Paths for the Future!” were held. For more information about these events, please click here. (pamphlet in Japanese)

In addition, fifteen institutions, including Daikin Industries Ltd., a partner with Osaka University in the "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment (Collaboration Type)" and collaborative companies in said project, including NTN Corporation, Asahi Shimbun Company, Osaka Science & Technology Center, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., Caterpillar Japan LLC, Kobe Steel Ltd., Shimadzu Corporation, Nippon Steel and Sumimoto Metal Corporation, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation, IBM Japan Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, and Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., set up seminars and booths so that female students could hear directly from female technicians and researchers active at these corporations. By hearing directly from individuals in various fields in the real world, female junior and senior high school students and their parents/guardians who may have been unsure about the future were able to get a more specific idea about what career paths lie before them in scientific fields.

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