JSPS Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAAP) held the 2nd International Conference

On 5th and 6th December 2019, an International Conference, organized by JSPS Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAAP) themed “Science and Technology at the Forefront of Industry 4.0” was held at Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo in Iloilo, the Philippines.

The conference was opened by welcome address by Dr. Renato G. Reyes, President of JAAP. Then, the following 3 distinguished guests gave congratulatory speeches.
– Dr. Rolly Fuentes, Vice-Chancellor for Research & Extension, UP-Visayas
– Dr. Pagasa D. Gaspillo, Founded president of Philippine Society of JSPS RONPAKU Fellows (PRF)
– Dr. Leah Buendia, Assistant Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

Dr. Renato G. Reyes

Dr. Rolly Fuentes

Dr. Pagasa D. Gaspillo

Dr. Leah Buendia

Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia, Director, Department of Agriculture-Biotech delivered Keynote speech.

Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia

Afterward, 2 Japanese speakers delivered plenary talk.

In the speech, titled “PARASITIC DISEASES IN MARINE FINFISH AQUACULTURE; Past, Present and Future”, Dr. Sho Shirakashi, Associate Professor, Kindai University Aquaculture Research Institute talked about the study on control methods of fish parasites in saltwater aquaculture.

Dr. Sho Shirakashi

Dr. Shin-ya Nishizaki, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology introduced history about study on machine Reasoning and the recent trends in the research area, under the tile ” Machine Reasoning Symbolic Aspect of Artificial Intelligence”

Dr. Shin-ya Nishizaki

In the afternoon, researchers from the Philippines made plesentations along with the conference theme. And also Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director, JSPS Bangkok office introduced JSPS’s International programs.

Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita

There were about 100 attendees including many young researchers.
During the conference, poster presentation was also held at the same venue.

Poster presentation

Group photo