The team danced passionately on the opening ceremony is the team WASEDA from Japan. Most of the members of team WASEDA are first time participating for the first time except the captain Shiho.
Shiho shared, she didn’t win the prize last year, feeing so tired after the 72-hour competition, she thought she would never come back again. Shiho said, the reason she made to participate again is that, every time she discusses with her teammates last year, happy memories flashback, she decided to try again. Another team member Ryogo shared, though it is the first time to participate the game, he found it extremely cool and fun.
The members of team WASEDA are talented. There are cheerleader, hip-hop dancer, and futsal player in the team, so they won’t be beaten by any physical tasks. Also they have learned a lot from many after-course activities, which let them able to show the knack in solving the questions. Team member Momoka said, she found many things can be combined with the science contest she used to participate in.
The teacher of team WASEDA, Handa Toru is a Taiwanholic, this is his 27th time visiting. He has been the teacher for team Waseda since the first participating of team Waseda in 2005. He thinks IICC is the most unique competition he had ever experienced. He also pointed, the students can learn abilities of creativity and teamwork when they are completing their main project of the contest; this kind of cooperation, is the most treasurable experience for teenage students they can gain in the contest.
This is team WASEDA’s 12th year to participate, there are new Japanese students join year by year, but the friendship and the spirit of teamwork they made and learned in the contest and the teamwork they learned will last forever.