Japanese International Team

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Japanese International Team at a glance
Member of SO since 2012
Best finish, regionals N/A
Best finish, state N/A
Best finish, nationals N/A

The Japanese International Team represents Japan at Science Olympiad national tournaments. They compete in select events alongside their U.S. competitors as unranked, honorary guest competitors.


Dr. Gerard Putz and Jim Woodland, two Science Olympiad executive board members, traveled to Tokyo in 2009. They presented the concepts and principles of Science Olympiad to officials at the Ministry of Education (MEXT) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) at "Science Agora". Every year since 2012, the winner of the Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC) has been invited to the United States Science Olympiad National Tournament; the team competes as honorary, unranked guests (typically in Division C, but sometimes in both divisions). Typically, the team's ranks in each of the events they competed in is announced during the awards ceremony.

Japanese International Team
Year School Name Notes
2019 Kaiyo Academy
2018 Eikou High School
2017 Gifu High School
2016 Kaiyo Academy
2015 Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Makuhari Junior/Senior High Schools Participated in both divisions
2014 Mie Prefectural Ise Senior High School


For info, see the 2016 and 2017 National Tournament pages.