Presentation Festivals

The 15th presentation festival for high school students was held

Our annual presentation festival for high school students was held at Atomi High School on Sunday, 22 November. The theme was ‘What impact will the lowering of the voting age to 18 have on Japan?’ A total of 49 students from 12 high schools were divided into 8 groups, in which they experienced icebreaking activities and did research and discussion on the issue so that they could give 5 minute presentations at the end. All presentations were backed by their research on an international comparison of voting systems, possible influences on welfare budget, etc. The students’ creativity was typically shown in their brand-new idea of an ‘online poster’. It is […]

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‘Learning modern history of Okinawa through education presentation’ was held

On Thursday, 20 August, ‘Learning modern history of Okinawa through educational presentations’ was held at Kamejiro Senaga and the People’s History Museum (aka Fukutsu-kan, or the Museum of No Surrender) in Naha, Okinawa as part of our second tour of Akariza. This project was made possible as a joint venture of the SAOL, Okinawa Society of history education, and Fukutsu-kan. A total of twenty-two participants experienced a ‘presentation festival’ as a way of passing on experiences of war to future generations. With the aging wartime generations retiring as narrators of such experiences, this programme of extemporaneous presentation enables younger generations to work on wartime documents and materials face to face. […]

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The 14th presentation festival for high school students was held

The 14th presentation festival for high school students was held at Atomi High School on 23 November. It was jointly hosted by the Committee for Presentations of Opinions of High School Students and the SAOL. There were 43 students from nine high schools in Tokyo and Saitama. The students, who met each other for the first time on the day, made dramatic presentations in groups on the basis of their research. The theme was ‘What are wrong with our society? — Their tendency and solutions’. The day started with warm-up activities, followed by teacher demonstrations and guidance. Each group made a 5-minute presentation after two hours of research. The topic […]

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The 13th presentation festival for high school students was held

The 13th presentation festival for high school students was held at Atomi High School on 23 November. This was a joint venture of the Committee of the Presentation of Opinions of High School Students, the Intercultural Education Society of Japan and the SAOL. Forty-eight high school students from eight schools in Tokyo participated in the event. The students, who met for the first time on the day, did research in groups and gave dramatic presentations. The theme was ‘the aspect(s) of Japan we would like high school students abroad to know’. After going through a warm-up session and a demonstration by teacher staff, the students did research for two hours […]

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The 12th presentation festival for high school students was held

10:15-16:00, 20 March, 2013 at Atomi Gakuen High School Formerly knowns as the Presentation of the Opinions of the High School Students (POHSS), this event changed its name to the Presentation Festivals for High School Students. This is due to a major change in its format. In a presentation festival, high school students who meet for the first time are divided into groups. The groups are then given a topic on which to make a presentation. The participants this time were divided into eight groups (Groups A-H). The high school students had become familiar with each other through warming-up activities. This enabled them to respect opinions of the other members’ […]

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POHSS 2011 is cancelled.

Themes Planned

  • “Two Types of Returnees”
  • “Gene Manipulation
  • “A Way to Increase the Percentage of Employment
  • “TIME TO BREAK OUT THE SHY SHELL Now Is the Time to Break the Shell of Your Heart!”
  • “Situations of JKs’ (Female High School Students’) Dieting”
  • “Audio Pictures: Graduation with Hikari”
  • “Aid to Developing Countries for Me: Givers and Receivers”
  • “Rain in Winter”
  • “Manners In Public Places”