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38th National High School Cultural Festival in Ibaraki "Ibaraki Sobun 2014"


On July 28, 2014, Yu Komatsu was interviewed by students of the newspaper division of the 38th National High School Cultural Festival in Ibaraki, "Ibaraki Sobun 2014".

In this national inter-highschool cultural event, high school students from all over Japan gather to present their work and achievements in their respective divisions. This year, the event was held in July from the 27th to the 31st in Ibaraki Prefecture.


The newspaper division came to report on the research groups at the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) with the aim of creating an "exchange newspaper" based on the interviews.

After a general introduction by the CCS PR staff about the research activities and facilities at the CCS, and a tour of the supercomputer HA-PACS, graduate students in the CCS research groups were interviewed regarding their research.

From the Theoretical Astrophysics Group, Yu Komatsu gave a presentation on "The Hunt for a Second Earth", which was followed by a questions and interview session.


  1. The finished article (pdf)
  2. Official Soubun 2014 event webpage