The University of Tsukuba held the annual “Soho Festival” on November 3-4, 2018 and JIRCAS participated with poster panels introducing various research activities on pest control, Asian biomass, utilization of agricultural and mountain village resourcese. The festival attracts an average of 30,000 visitors every year, making it one of the largest school festivals in the Kanto region. Since 2013, JIRCAS has participated in this festival and exhibited posters on research results and research projects over the past five years.

Exhibits were also presented by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Center for Cybernics Research (CCR), Fusion Comp Laboratory, Tsukuba Clinical Research and Development Organization, Kohaku Biotechnology Co., Ltd. among others.

JIRCAS exhibit at the "Soho Festival"