An outreach event titled the 'IPY Junior Summit' was held at the National Science Museum in Tokyo on 1 March 2009, until which time the IPY 2007-2008 campaign continued. Students who had won prizes in the first to fifth forums described above were invited to give a talk on the theme 'Polar Research in 2057-2058' i.e. during the period when the next IPY will be held. More than 100 audience members, mostly quite young as well, listened to their talks, which included interesting proposals for future polar research. A panel discussion followed the theme talks. The entire house, including the audience, joined in the discussion. A retired professor who was a member of the IGY research team and who overwintered at Syowa in 1957 was invited as a guest panellist. He introduced the legendary early years of JARE, stretching the time span from 50 years ago for 100 years.
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National Institute of Polar Research
National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
March 2009 to March 2009