Organizing Committee


Dr. Makoto Asashima
(Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, Specially-appointed Prof. at Teikyo University, Honorary Fellow of AIST)


Dr. Kenichiro Nakashima
(President, Nagasaki International University)

Dr. Hiroshi Wada
(Professor at Tsukuba University)


Dr. Akito Arima *
(President of Science Olympiads Promotion Council, Former Minister of Education, Dean of Musashi Academy of Nezu Foundation)

*Dr. Arima passed away on December 6th, 2020. He was a long-time leader of the entire Japanese scientific community, and his contribution to the scientific Olympiads, regardless of the subject, was tremendous as well. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family.

Mr. Sadayuki Sakakibara
(Chairman of Japan Science Foundation)

Dr. Hideo Mori
(Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo)


Mr. Naoki Abe
(Administrative Director of Kyushu Bunka Gakuen and Nagasaki International University) 

Dr. Yuichiro Anzai
(Advisor of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Former Dean of Keio University)

Dr. Sadao Ishiwa
(Deputy Director General at IBO Japan Committee)

Mr. Mitsuru Imoto
(CEO, Nippon Wealth Life Insurance Company Limited)

Mr. Tsutomu Ueki
(Standing Director, Japan Science Foundation)

Dr. Yoshinori Osumi
(Special Emeritus Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nobel Prize winner)

Dr. Mitsuo Ochi
(Dean, Hiroshima University)

Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto
(Chief Director at Senri Life Science Foundation, Professor Emeritus at Osaka University)

Dr. Ryuzo Sakakibara
(Head of Nagasaki International University Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Dr. Fumimaro Takaku
(President, Japan Association for Development of Community Medicine)

Dr. Tsutomu Tomioka
(President of Nagasaki-Vietnam Friendship Association, Congressman) 

Mr. Norio Tomonaga
(Mayor of Sasebo City, Nagasaki)

Dr. Ryozo Nagai
(Dean, Jichi Medical University)

Mr. Akiyuki Nagase
(CEO, Nagase Brothers, Inc.)

Dr. Kyosuke Nagata
(Dean, Tsukuba University)

Dr. Keiko Nakamura
(Director, JT Biohistory Research Hall)

Mr. Hodo Nakamura
(Governor, Nagasaki Prefecture)

Dr. Yoshihiro Hayashi
(Director, National Museum of Science and Nature)

Dr. Hiroo Fukuda
(Board Member and Vice-Dean of Tokyo University)

Dr. Motonori Hoshi
(Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Dr. Tasuku Honjo
(Chairman of the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe, Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University, Nobel Prize winner)

Dr. Seizo Miyata
(Chairman of The Frontier Salon Foundation, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

Dr. Chiaki Mukai
(Specially-appointed Vice-Dean at Tokyo University of Science, Former Astronaut)

Mr. Masao Murakoshi
(CEO, Murakoshi Holdings, Inc.)

Dr. Kimiko Murofushi
(Dean, Ochanomizu University)

Dr. Mamoru Mori
(Director at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Former Astronaut)

Dr. Akiyoshi Wada
(Advisor at IBO Japan Committee)

Presidents of 31 Member-associations of The Union of Japanese Societies for Biological Science


Secretariat of IBO2020 Nagasaki, Japan
Japan Science Foundation (JSF)

(As of July 2019)

Organizing Committee Structure