Donations and cosponsorships
Cosponsoring the International Physics Olympiad 2023 in Japan
The Committee of Japan Physics Olympiad (JPhO) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to cultivate interest in physics by promoting the development of human resources in science and technology through the national Physics Challenge physics contest and by sending Japan’s representatives to the International Physics Olympiad.
"The first International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) was held in Poland in 1967, with the goal of advancing physics education in participating countries through international exchange. This competition features a convergence of promising students from high school and lower grades from around the world who compete in complex challenges. Japan has participated in the IPhO every year since the 36th Olympiad held in 2006. Since then, Japan’s representatives have accumulated outstanding results in the competition.
The next IPhO is to be held in Tokyo, in 2023. Preparations have centered on the organizing committee chaired by Makoto Kobayashi, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. More than simply a competition for the highest scores, the Olympiad serves as an opportunity for students of high school age and younger, tomorrow’s leaders in the world of technology and physics, to interact with and inspire each other and for the exchange of views among the numerous physicists who play leading roles in the program. RIKEN KEIKI cosponsors the Olympiad to promote progress in science and technology and to develop tomorrow’s human resources."
Supporting the Committee of Japan Physics Olympiad
The Committee of Japan Physics Olympiad is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting interest in physics and the development of human resources in science and technology through holding the Physics Challenge nationwide physics contest and sending Japan’s representatives to the International Physics Olympiad.
The annual International Physics Olympiad is held during the summer vacation to enable participants, young people who have yet to enroll in institutions of higher education, to strengthen their interest and abilities in physics and further advance physics education in participating countries through international exchange. The Physics Challenge is the domestic Japanese tournament held to select those who will represent Japan in the International Physics Olympiad. The national physics contest accepts entries from middle school and high school students less than 20 years of age who have yet to enroll in university or other higher education institute.
RIKEN gas detectors, the products that led to the founding of our Company, employ detection technologies based on physical principles (optics). In light of this deep connection between the Company and physics, we support the goals of the Committee of Japan Physics Olympiad and cosponsor the Committee to support students with an interest in physics.
Supporting academic research and study
To support progress in science and technology, we donate mainly to the following organizations:
Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
Okochi Memorial Foundation, etc.