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Science Castle 2023 Kansai Conference

Event Name Science Castle 2023 Kansai Conference
schedule Sunday, December 17, 2023, 9:30-18:00
Location Osaka Meisei Gakuen Meisei Junior High School, Meisei Senior High School Access

Ticket of Admission

The conference invites visitors from middle and high school students, middle and high school teachers, researchers, business people, and the general public.

All presenting principal investigators, co-researchers, faculty members, visitors, etc. [All visitors

Advance application is always required.(You cannot enter the school without the QR code.)

To register, you will need to register your LIVERNESS ID.
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Manual for presenters (oral and poster presentations)

The manual will be updated from time to time. We will contact you by e-mail when major changes are made, but we will not contact you for minor modifications; please check the manual on your own.

Update Information

  • November 6, 2010 Open to the public

Download Abstracts (Kanto and Kansai Conferences)

You can download the abstract book here. Please use it not only for auditing but also for your research activities in the following year.

Oral Presentation


Chiho Hayashi (Nishiyamato Gakuen High School)
Efficient removal of heavy metals in sewage sludge using iron-oxidizing bacterium S. thremosulfidoooxidans


Miseko Nishi (Hyogo Prefectural Kobe High School)
Analysis of the effect of palmitoylation inhibition on autophagy


Miyu Kamimura (Nara Prefectural Seisho High School)
Relationship between Attachment and Prosocial Behavior


Yuzu Enoki Sasaki (Osaka Municipal Toyosaki Junior High School)
Direct observation of scintillation light using a commercial camera ~ Successful imaging of luminescence distribution! ~Succeeded in imaging the distribution of scintillation light!


Yoshito Shinoda (Nagoya Keizai University Ichimura Junior High School)
Measurement of telomere length changes by POT1 in sockeye jellyfish


Takane Aruga (Higashiyama High School)
Reproduction of Kyoto Higashiyama mountain range by sand hill experiment using contour lines


Rin Yamamoto (Tsuda Gakuen Junior & Senior High School)
It's true that tadpoles move out! ~ The habitat distribution of the nadir toad, Bufo torrenticola, and its relationship to river flow~.


Haruka Yokokawa (Nagaoya Senior High School)
Diversity and Control of Ascorbate Pool Size in Petals


Daihiro Yoshizaki (Nishiyamato Gakuen Junior & Senior High School)
Gyro generator responsiveness during arm swing movement


Aloha Nakashioya (Tsuda Gakuen Junior & Senior High School)
How frogs change their bones depending on where they return! ~Diphthong tree frog Nagoyadarma frogs African clawed frogs on the differences in their skeletons


Hajime Sano (Nishiyamato Gakuen Junior & Senior High School)
Assessing the maintenance of aversive memory through growth in the silkworm, Bombyx mori.


Aiko Hayashi (Higashi Katsushika High School, Chiba)
How to create a town that is both convenient and unique

Schedule for the day

Venue Main Venue
Poster Booth Special Event Venues
9:00 inauguration inauguration
9:30 opening ceremony
(Opening remarks and introduction of partners)
9:50 keynote speech
10:20 <Oral Presentation
Introduction of Oral Presentation Judges
Oral Presentations O-01 to 04
Oral Presentations O-05 to 08
Oral Presentations O-09-12
13:20 lunch break
14:00 Poster Presentations (first half, odd numbers)  
15:00 Poster Presentations (second half, even numbers)  
16:00 Booth Special Events special project
17:00 Awards Ceremony and Closing Ceremony
18:00 end
No. subject of an address Principal Investigator's Name belong to
P-01 Finding out what reddish mucus is. Hiroo Kanada
Sacred Heart Academy Secondary School
P-02 Survey of mold and bacteria distribution and UV disinfection effect at Wakasa High School Minori Fukui Wakasa High School
P-03 Microorganisms in the rabbit's cecum Aiba Kusumoto Shinwa Junior High School
P-04 Discovery of Unknown Allosteric Regulation of Lactate Dehydrogenase Aiki Iwai
Osaka Kyoiku University Senior High School Ikeda
P-05 Adaptive capacity to seawater in killifish by strain Yuushi Fujimura
Sacred Heart Academy Secondary School
P-06 New Microbial Fuel Cell System Teruki Tsuji
Yawata Technical High School
P-07 Possibility of mousseline moss Sera Kenshin
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-08 Effects on plants when mycorrhizal fungi and mixed cropping are applied simultaneously. Keigo Wada
Jyoshogakuen Junior & Senior High School
P-09 Angelfish playback speed Moeki Sawamoto
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-10 Creation of emulsion using familiar products Kajimoto Kairi
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-11 Distribution and ecology of marine microorganisms Sawahi Mimura
Hyogo Prefectural Ashiya International Secondary School
P-12 Manipulating a small world that is invisible to the eye. Koshiro Seino
Sakai City Ryoenan Junior High School
P-13 Aiming for an easy-to-swallow capsule formulation Aiko Onishi
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-14 The Five Senses of Doctor Fish Yuuzu Tomoe Ito
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-15 Examination of "traffic signal response" conditions Saya Yoshida
Sacred Heart Academy Secondary School
P-16 Life Force of Weeds Naisai Ohno
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-17 Yeast made from discarded vegetables Harunobu Mori
Jyoshogakuen Junior & Senior High School
P-18 Bacteria in the soil work Jintou, Otonei
Toyo University Himeji Junior High School
P-19 Agricultural use of Bacillus natto Mizokami Natsu Kaede Wakasa High School
P-20 Verification and study of voice transmission difficulties when wearing a mask. Ryougo Kawaguchi Wakasa High School
P-21 Exploring the Laws of Werewolf Game Winning Rates Kazuya Awatani Momoyama High School
P-22 Relationship between the mixing ratio of materials composing soil walls and their moisture absorption performance pupil
Nishiyamato Gakuen High School
P-23 Development of alternative products to kiwi - Development of flavors and fragrances using steam distillation Euka Shimizu
Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School
P-24 Ecosystem studies in the lower Kino River estuary Yamaki, D.
Wakayama Koyo Senior High School
P-25 Microplastics in mountain reservoirs Study II Hinata Ando
Gifu Prefectural Yaotsu High School
P-26 Let's make original breeches! Yu Kakutani
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-27 Relationship between vocal communication and behavior of crows in the Momoyama Hills area. Kane Uchiyama
Kyoto Prefectural Momoyama High School
P-28 Forecast of cumulonimbus "Tanabe-Goro" in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Eita Konno
Kyoto Prefectural Momoyama High School
P-29 Salt How and why salt affects plant growth Tsubouchi Chikudai
Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School
P-30 Sake lees and lactic acid bacteria Ryosuke Shiraishi
Hyogo Prefectural Nagata High School
P-31 A Physics Approach to Play - Hit Pet Edition Kazu Sakuma
Tochigi Prefectural Otawara High School
P-32 Impact of salt on the environment Haruhito Tanaka Sakuragaoka High School
P-33 Improvement of school chair noise Tomosaki Yamamoto
Hyogo Prefectural Nagata High School
P-34 Can DNA be extracted from juice? Yuha Ushio
Toyo University Himeji Junior High School
P-35 Extracting Practical Resources from Seawater Keisuke Iwano
Toyo University Himeji High School
P-36 How biodegradable plastics are made and broken down Fukushima Space
Osaka Meisei Gakuen Meisei Junior High School
P-37 Creation of the Vehicle Experience Scare Function - Law of Levitation Yuji Nishimura
School Corporation Osaka Meisei Gakuen
P-38 Vegetables to remove dirt Riima Muraki
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-39 Making Biological Pesticides with Japanese knotweed Rino Kataoka
Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School
P-40 Development from Sudoku - New Brain Training Tomoki Araki
Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School
P-41 Removal of chalk powder by static electricity Chiba leaf Wakasa High School
P-42 Development of smoke evacuation device using shape memory phenomenon Kazuho Yamazaki Wakasa High School
P-43 Increase the electromotive force of microbial fuel cells Sato, Rin Otawara High School
P-44 Plants also fight stress! ~The amount of indikan produced by the tadeye Persicaria tinctoria in the feeding stress it undergoes~. Ryukora Watanabe
Tsuda Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
P-45 Closing in on the secret of the midwinter chirping of the Japanese bush warbler Ena Igarashi
Minezuka Junior High School, Habikino, Osaka
P-46 Reduction of chair dragging noise Yukinari Saruki
Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School
P-47 Synthesis of octyl salicylate by esterification Yusuke Nagata
Houtoku Gakuen High School
P-48 Creation of cardboard boxes using vegetable food scraps Kanta Yamazaki Wakasa High School
P-49 Plastic colorant removal and its mechanism Sasaki, Pleasant Wakasa High School
P-50 Different melting substances change the way ice melts⁉ ~C₆H₁₂O₆ ice, Nacl ice and H₂O ice Yuna Iwabana
Tsuda Gakuen Junior & Senior High School (6-year program)
P-51 Power generation using rain Kota Jisei
Jyoshogakuen Junior & Senior High School
P-52 Reduction of phosphoric acid in water using everyday substances Hirohiro Nakamoto Meisei Junior High School
P-53 Shrinkage of BMF (Biometal Fiber) as a function of temperature Rentaro Takahashi Osaka Meisei Junior High School
P-54 Development of automatic insecticidal machine Keito Kinoshita Osaka Meisei Junior High School
P-55 Possibility of developing dye-sensitized batteries using food dyes Yasukuni Ogawa Meisei Junior High School
P-56 Feasibility of developing dye-sensitized batteries using pigments contained in butterfly scales Atsutaka Tanaka Meisei Junior High School
P-57 Three steps of water purification inspired by the mechanism of water treatment plants Shu Aimoto Meisei Junior High School
P-58 What changes in the nutritional levels of sea squirts? ~Growth Characteristics of Populations of Spirodela polyrhiza, an Araliaceae Takashi Takagi
Tsuda Gakuen High School
P-59 Preparation and characterization of biodegradable calcium alginate plastics Yuna Hoshino Sakuragaoka High School
P-60 Development of "Youjinbou," a disaster prevention cane useful for evacuation in times of disaster MIZUGUCHI Wing-do
Wakayama National College of Technology
P-61 Foraging ecology of Oshima loach (Cobitis takatsuensis) in the Ishikawa River, Yamato River system. Takemasa Otsuka
Osaka Prefectural Tondabayashi High School
P-62 Development of sound-absorbing material using discarded acrylic sheets Tanaka
Kobe Municipal High School of Science and Technology
P-63 Spectral transmission characteristics of the richly colored material Yuji Masuda
Tsuda Gakuen Junior and Senior High School (six-year system)
P-64 Effects of sound stress on killifish Hidemasa Yoshiura
Nishiyamato Gakuen High School
P-65 Exploring the Shape of Wind Turbine Blades that Can Generate Electricity Efficiently (Part 3) Keita Sueyoshi
Hatsushiba Tondabayashi Junior High School
P-66 Bacterial growth in undrinkable bottled beverages Kuna Tao Takatsuki Junior High School
P-67 Soundproofing☆. Minami Akimoto
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-68 Artificial blood vessels that prevent the formation of blood clots Kantaro Hayama Jyoshogakuen High School
P-69 Distribution of butterflies in Biotope Mengzi Heki Kawashima
Wakayama Koyo Junior High School
P-70 Artificial reef with effective shape and protection of marine ecosystems Yasuo Komori Ritsumeikan Senior High School
P-71 I want to discover new bacteria from the air! Tenma Teraoka Osaka Meisei Gakuen
P-72 Development and deployment of evacuation simulation games Yoshinori Kawamura
Wakayama National College of Technology
P-73 Use fans to cool classrooms faster when air conditioning is in use Keiji Umano Wakasa High School
P-74 Analysis of leg dynamics in various insects Hitoshi Taniguchi
Jyoshogakuen High School
P-75 Development of a seawater shading battery for use during disasters in coastal areas Rimi Shindo Sakuragaoka High School
P-76 Search for! Boundaries separating beetle species Kota Honda Kagoshima Kinko Wan High School
P-77 Study on regularity by circular expanded form of matter frigid Wakasa High School
P-78 Insects have a sweet tooth! ~Relationship between preference and change in sugar content over flowering time in the fire ant Monomorium intrudens~. Maruka Shinyama
Tsuda Gakuen Junior & Senior High School (Six-year system)
P-79 An exploration of how parabolic antennas work with the first view of a black hole Sou Sachikawa
Sakai Municipal Hiokisho Junior High School
P-80 Behavioral changes in red finfish by mirror Takateru Okura
Senri International Junior & Senior High School, Kwansei Gakuin
SP-01 NEST] Beautiful iridescent bismuth crystals Aimi Takayoshi Toyokawa Municipal Daita Junior High School
SP-02 Development of high-performance and low-cost hovercraft teaching materials Kusata Akabane
Matsushogakuen High School

Toshihiro Ishizawa, Jury President
Doctor of Life Sciences
General Manager, Strategic Development Division, Liverness, Inc.

D. (Life Sciences) from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo in 2007. D. in Life Sciences from the University of Tokyo in 2007. After an internship period of about 3 years during his doctoral studies, he joined LIVERNESS Corporation in 2008. After serving as the General Manager of the Osaka Office and the General Manager of the Regional Development Division, he has been the General Manager of the Strategic Development Division since 2022. He is involved in building a regional ecosystem to create R&D-oriented ventures that will spread their wings to the world from research institutes in various regions using the concept of "Tech Planter," and supporting new business creation of core regional companies.

Koichi Okuda, Juror
Doctor of Engineering
Chief Researcher, Technical Service & Application Development Group, Biomass Innovation Center, Daicel Corporation

Born in Okayama, Japan in 1966, Mr. Kurokawa graduated from the graduate school of Ehime University (master's degree) in 1992, and joined Daicel Corporation (then Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.). After joining the company, he was sent to a doctoral course at a graduate school in Japan, where he obtained a doctorate in engineering. In 2010, he was assigned to the Otake Plant (Hiroshima Prefecture), where he inspected products and manufacturing processes throughout the plant and was involved in quality control and quality assurance for organic chemical products. As a representative of the department, he has been working on problem solving and problem finding for the entire company from the aspect of evaluation and analysis. On his days off, he enjoys walking around Kanazawa and cooking (making pancakes and baked potatoes). 2022-present.

Florence Jury
Master (Engineering)
Basic Research & Development Department and Global Human Resource Development Team, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

I am currently working as a research fellow in the field of skin aging. I am excited about this opportunity to speak with the next generation of talented young people. We are conducting research on current consumer health needs and topics that require future attention, and hope to bring "health" to our customers in Japan and around the world in areas ranging from health products to regenerative medicine to food. We look forward to discussing further with you on future research prospects. I believe that this is where the next generation of researchers in Japan, Asia, and around the world will begin, as they are exposed to the various challenges and unique research that all students bring to the program.

Taiyo Anzai Jury
Doctor of Science
Associate Professor, Department of Electronic and Physical Engineering, Osaka Public University

D. from the Graduate School of Science at Hiroshima University (Doctor of Science). After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Center for Synchrotron Radiation Science, Hiroshima University, and as an assistant professor and associate professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, he assumed his current position in 2022. Specialized in solid state physics. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Osaka Public University Cooperative Research Center's Future Doctoral Fostering Laboratory, and is involved in science communication activities for junior and senior high school students, who are the future leaders of Japanese society.

Kenichi Matsumoto Juror
Doctor of Engineering
Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

He has been an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University since May 1989, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology since April 1993, and a professor at the same university since April 2001. His research interests include software engineering, especially software metrics.
From 2020, he will be in charge of a long-term internship program for students of Nara-kita High School in Nara Prefecture. In addition, from FY2023, he will be in charge of implementing one of the JST's "Next Generation Science and Technology Challenge Programs (High School Type)", "The Future of Independence through Co-Creation: Developing Next Generation Science and Mathematics Talent through High School and Graduate School Collaboration and Extensive Academic, International and Regional Networks".

keynote speech
EX-Fusion: "Creating the Sun on Earth" Challenge

Mr. Kazuki Matsuo / President, EX-Fusion Co.

The sun is constantly shining and illuminating the earth where we live. This energy is produced by nuclear fusion reactions.
Fusion power generation is the reproduction of nuclear fusion reactions on earth and converting the energy produced into a usable form such as electricity. We are taking on the challenge of this fusion power generation by utilizing laser technology." I would like to explain what it means to "create the sun on earth" in an easy-to-understand way.

He founded EX-Fusion as a founder in 2021. D. in Physics from Osaka University. He focused on research on fast ignition fusion, demonstrating efficient fusion plasma heating and contributing to the realization of future fusion reactors. After completing his studies at Osaka University, he worked on fusion research at the University of California, San Diego.

special project

A special program featuring workshops for middle and high school students will be held during the 16:00-16:50 time slot. Pre-registration is available, so please register now.

[Project 1

Think of a research theme with "Biodiversity x Environmental Data!

Planning Partner: Focus Systems Inc.

Subject: Students

Today, global goals for the conservation and restoration of biodiversity are being set and real action is required. For example, can we examine the richness of nature from a glass of water or a spoonful of soil? In this program, we will introduce social initiatives related to biodiversity and the natural environment, as well as ventures and researchers who are tackling social issues armed with cutting-edge research and analysis technologies. Let's generate ideas for research themes together through mini-experiments and workshops!

Project 2

Rohto O ADvance Lab Global cafe

Planning Partner: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

Subject: Students

Researchers' fields of activity are expanding beyond national borders. How did Rohto researchers, with their international backgrounds, first encounter research and what are their goals now? Would you like to hear directly from them about their passionate thoughts? We will provide an opportunity to casually discuss research careers and other topics with senior researchers, and to think about how to pursue higher education and future research endeavors. We will also support your next step in your current research in collaboration with ADvance Lab, "the world's first research institute where the next generation can work on research that will change the world.

List of Booth Projects

During the poster session (14:00-16:00), booth exhibits for the following projects will be held at the same venue.

[Project 1

The technology to "comb" wood can "solve" problems like this!

Planning Partner: Daicel Corporation

Subject: Students

What do you imagine when you hear the word "combing" a tree?
Dissolve? Melting? Melting? What exactly does it mean to "melt" wood?
The true nature of this technology will be revealed at the booth. Daicel aims to create products that enrich people's lives and create a society where people and the earth are happy by using this "grazing" technology. The possibilities of what can be done by "grazing" wood are still expanding. Let's create the future together by "grazing" trees! We are looking forward to hearing your ideas.

Project 2

Challenge yourself to research the ocean and aquatic environment with the Marine Challenge Program! 

Planning Partner: Japan Advanced Science and Technology Education and Human Resources Research and Development Organization

Target: Teachers and students

The Marine Challenge Program supports junior and senior high school students who want to challenge themselves in all kinds of research related to the ocean and aquatic environment. Both first-time researchers and those already conducting research are welcome! We will support your research with research funding and mentoring by research coaches. At this booth, we will offer advice on planning a research theme and introduce the Marine Challenge Program. Please let us know your interests in the ocean, such as biology, environment, manufacturing, marine debris, etc!

Project 3

ADvance Lab, a laboratory for the next generation by the next generation 

Planning Partner: ADvance Lab

Subject: Students

The ADvance Lab was established in August of this year with the goal of becoming "the world's first research institute where the next generation can engage in world-changing research. Researchers write papers, present them at conferences, and conduct joint research with domestic and international companies and organizations. At the booth, the founding members will personally introduce how they came to establish ADvance Lab, its features, and their plans for future activities! We look forward to seeing you at our booth!

Project 4

It is commonplace in university research!
Let's build a clean experimental environment with "ultrapure water.

Planning Partner: Elga Lab Water Division, Veolia Genets, Inc.

Target: Teachers and students

Water is the solvent that people utilize the most. In fact, the tap water we normally use contains about 1 ton of impurities in the amount that fills an Olympic swimming pool.
Universities and research institutes use "ultrapure water" from which impurities have been removed to improve the reproducibility of experiments, to prepare solvents and culture media used in cutting-edge research such as chemical synthesis, ultra-trace analysis, and cell cultivation, and to perform ultra-clean cleaning of semiconductor components, which require ultimate purity.
ELGA Lab Water manufactures ultrapure water apparatuses that are simple and easy to use. We want to help accelerate research by having future researchers use these devices, and with this in mind, we will be giving a special demonstration of our ultrapure water device at the Science Castle Kansai Conference.

[Project 5

Demonstration of Science Castle Abstract Search

Planning Partner: Liverness Knowledge, Inc.

Target: Teachers and students

We are developing a web service to search Science Castle abstracts. You can search by free word from the abstracts of Science Castle held in various locations over several years, so you can find abstracts related to your interests or similar to the theme you are currently researching! We will be demonstrating our web services at the booth, so if you are interested, please come and visit us. We welcome your requests and ideas!


Veolia Genets, Inc. Elga Lab Water Division
Daicel Corporation
Japan Advanced Science and Technology Education and Human Resources Research and Development Organization
Focus Systems Co.
myfuturity global sdn bhd
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

Organizing and planning