Japanese International Team

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Japanese International Team
Member of SO since 2012
Results History
Best regional N/A
Best state N/A
Best nationals N/A

See also: International Teams

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 Science Olympiad National Tournament in the United States; 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, and their team members are each presented with medallions commemorating their achievements.

Japanese International Team
Year School Name Notes
2012 Saitama Prefectural Urawa Senior High School
2013 Aichi Prefectural Okazaki High School
2014 Mie Prefectural Ise Senior High School
2015 Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Makuhari Junior/Senior High Schools Participated in both divisions
2016 Kaiyo Academy
2017 Gifu High School
2018 Eikou High School
2019 Kaiyo Academy
2020 National Tournament Cancelled
2022 High School at Komaba, University Tsukuba


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