Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
On August 3, a sweltering hot day, the third group participating in the High School Student Special Course arrived in Tokyo. There are 120 high school students in all, from the Philippines, Mongolia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea and Thailand.
Students from Mongolia also arrived in good health.
All the members of the party checked in at the JICA Tokyo International Center in Shibuya-ku without showing any sign of fatigue
Students from Thailand arrived last on that day. All of them entered their rooms at the Center in an animated manner.
Losing no time, the orientation ceremony was held, beginning with Mr. Eisuke Nimura making a welcome speech on behalf of JST.
JST Associate Director Nimura of giving everyone a whole-hearted welcome to Japan
Mr. Nimura said to the students, “Please observe and study the innovative scientific and engineering research being conducted at sites in Japanese universities and research institutes that we will show you. You will also be given special lectures by Nobel Laureates. Please enjoy your stay in Japan while taking care of your health in this sweltering hot weather”.
High school students listening to the orientation with tense expressions
For the prevention of heat stroke, parasols were offered to students without a hat or umbrella, to their surprise and delight.80 percent of them took up the offer and borrowed parasols.
To prevent heat stroke, parasols were available to students without a hat or umbrella.