What's the Kanto region?


Japan has 47 prefectures and they are divided into several groups. Kanto is one of them, includng Tokyo metropolitan area, Kanagawa prefecture, Chiba prefecture, Saitama prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Tochigi prfecture and Gunma prefecture. Kanto is the most crowded area, comparing to other regions. The Kanto region of the SJST additionally includes Yamanashi prefecture, too.

Date & Venue

Sat. December 5th, 2015
9:00 - 16:40 (Reception opens at 8:30 am)

College of Education, Ibaraki University
Bunkyo, Mito, Ibaraki 310-8512 Japan

Theme: Back to the Praxis!


Mito is the capital city of Ibaraki prefecture and famous for the Kairaku-en garden. The garden, one of the three major gardens in Japan, was constructed by the Nariaki Tokugawa (branch family of Shogun and the last feudal lord of Mito clan) in 1842 and is full of plum trees, which represent the learning and study. However, not many people are interested in getting higher degrees in Japan. It shows the knowledge and scholor are losing their trust. Also, there has been a long dis-communication between theory and practice in education. And recent cooperate works seem to only probe the effectiveness without critical attitudes. We need to go back to the basic that our research activity should contribute to the children's develeopment. This is our only way to restore confidence.

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Special Event NEW Lesson Study with 24 kids!

The comittee is planning to have a Mini-Lesson with a Guest Teacher and 24 students of Grade three from the Attached Elementary School.

10:20 open
10:40 greeting address
10:50-11:35 The Very Moment when Kids Start to Think: The secret of the magnet for Grade 3
Hiroki NAGASHIMA(The Attached Elementary School of Chiba Univ., Graduate of the Ibaraki Univ.)
11:40-12:10 Discussion
 Room: A (D201)
 All in Japanese, Sorry!


Contents & Domains: All presentation must be related to Science Education, including Living Environment Studies, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education or the Period for Integrated Studies.

  Strands   Strands
Science Teacher Education 8 Physics Education & its Pedagogy
Philosophy and History in Science Education 9 Chemistry Education & its Pedagogy
Science Education Overseas 10 Biology Education & its Pedagogy
4 Curriculum 11 Earth Science Education & its Pedagogy
5 Psychology and Evaluation 12 Environmental Education, STS Education, Period for Integrated Study
6 Lesson Study, Teaching & Learning 13 Educational Technology, Information Education, ICT Education
7 Early Childhood Education, Living Environment Studies 14 Others

Type: Oral presentation and Poster
 15 [min.] presentation followed by 4 [min.] discussion. (1st bell=12[min.], 2nd bell=15 [min.] 3rd bell=19 [min.])*
 Poster: one hour during 12:00-14:00, A0(841 × 1189 mm)

Facilities and Equipments: The comittee provides a projector and screen. BYO: Bring Your Own PC or equipments you need.

*: Please note. These items can be changed, regarding to the number of submitted papers.

Proposal Submission

The one page proposal (A4 size, written in English) must be submitted by the due date (Oct. 23) in PDF format (less than 2MB), via the email. The format is shown in the "Proposal Submission".

Pre-sharing the proceeding: Registered participants will be informed a password which allows to open the proceedings of the PDF format in advance. But you cannot print them out.
The password to open the proposals is sent to the registered authors.

Light Referee: All submitted proposals will be checked their format. Submit the refined PDF file by the new due date.

Because of the limitted number for the oral presentation (about 90 presentations), the Committee may ask some oral presentations to change the type to the poster. Thank you for understanding and cooperation.



Fee: 2,000[yen] (1,000[yen] for under graduate student.)
Payment: Please pay by Cash at the Reception. Only Cash is accepted.

Registration: Please access "Registrarion"
Term for Registration: Wed. Sep. 16th - Fri. Oct. 23rd - the end of November.

Welcome to attend our meeting without previous registration. However, you may not be given the printed proceedings. The fee will be 1,000 [yen] in that case. Please register in advance.



Session Chair

Chair of each session will be cooperated by presenters of the session. Thank you!

Hosts and Supporters

Hosted by the Kanto Branch of the Society of Japan Science Teaching (SJST)
Co-hosted by the Science Education Devision in the Kanto Region of the Japan Association of Universities of Education(JAUE).

Supported by
School Board of Ibaraki Prefecture, School Board of Mito City, Science Education Devision of the Ibaraki Education Study Association, and Science Education Devision of the Mito Education Study Association.

Sponsored by
Dainippon Tosho Co., Ltd. (HP), Tobu Gas (HP), Shingakusha Co., Ltd.(HP) , Shimadzu Rika Corporation (HP), Howks Ltd. Co. (HP)

Comittee Members


Please fill in the questionnaire for improvement.
Questionnaire > & its Report (under construction)


University Coop and Cafe (Library 1F) are open on Saturdays in the campus.


Cloak is on the ground, Building B.


no banquet is planned in the regional meeting.

Sponsored Companies

Dainippon Tosho Co., Ltd. (HP), Tobu Gas (HP), Shimadzu Rika Corporation (HP), Shingakusha (HP), and Howks Ltd. Co. (HP)

Accomodation, Sightseeing or Souvenirs

Hotels: Since Mito is the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture, you will find a suitable one.

Mito Plaza Hotel (on Route 50)>, Hotel the West Hills Mito (Daiku-Machi)>

JR Mito Stn.: Hotel Terrace the Garden Mito>, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Mito>
North of the Stn.: Hotel Mets Mito>, Mimatsu Hotel>, Mito Keisei Hotel>, San-no-maru Hotel>, Mito Silver Inn, etc.
South of the Stn.: Hotel Lake View Mito>, President Hotel Mito>, Mito Station Hotel, ToYoKo-Inn Mito-eki Minai-guchi>, etc.

Souvenirs: Dried Sweet Potato, Plum Jelly, Sweets with Plum, Pop-Rice sweet, Red Been Paste Manju, Sandwitched Pancake with Sweet Red Been Paste and Brown Sugar, etc.

Sightseeing: Fukuroda Water Fall (One hour drive, totally frozen at the end of January), Kairakuen and Senba Lake (One of three major parks in Japan), Hinuma (Ramsar site), Aqua World Oarai Aquarium (HP), Oarai Wakuwaku Science Museum (HP), History Museum of Ibaraki Prefecture, Prefecture Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki Science Museum of Atomic Energy (Tokai Village) (HP), Museum of Mito City, Art Tower Mito, Yokaren Peace Memoria Museum (HP), JCO, Mt. Atago, Mt.Tsukuba, Ryuzin Suspension Bridge (100m Bungee), Eight Views of Mito(水戸八景), Nippon Mining Museum(Hitachi), Harvesting Apples (Daigo Town), etc.

Local Liquors: Satono Homare (Tomobe)>, Inasato (Inada)>, Watari-Bune (Ishioka)>, Ippinn(Mito)>,Nest Beer (Hitachi Naka)>

Local Special: Monk Fish (Oct. - Mar.), Rose Pork, Wanoka Pork, Paprika, Water Melon

Meetings and Conferene of the next year

SJST Kanto 2016 will be held at Saitama University
Conference of the SJST 2016 is at Shinshu University in Nagano Prefecture (Aug. 5-7, 2016)


Comittee of the 54th SJST Kanto Regional Meeting
College of Education, Ibaraki University
Bunkyo 2-1-1, Mito, Ibaraki 310-8512 Japan
kanto @ sjst . jp

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