The Japan Fluid Power System Society
I am Yasuhiro Hayakawa, who was nominated as the president for 2022/2023 at the last General Assembly. In 2020, our society, which has been established by our predecessors since its establishment, celebrated its 50th anniversary. However, the 50th anniversary celebration of our society has been postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection and was held via remote conferencing from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry Hall on Friday, June 25, 2021. In addition, the steering committee for the 50th anniversary ceremony conducted commemorative projects such as a textbook of functional fluids, a commemorative journal, special issues of JFPS journal, and archives of the JFPS journals. On behalf of JFPS, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the members for their great cooperation. The 50th anniversary of the society is a major milestone, and we hope to further strengthen the foundation of the society for the next 100th anniversary.
Social activities have changed dramatically due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection since 2020. At the 11th JFPS International Symposium on Fluid Power Hakodate 2020 held in October 2021, the presentations were on-demand format, and the opening, closing and award ceremonies were held via remote conferencing.
In addition, the 2022 spring domestic conference and General Assembly were also held via remote conferencing. However, the fall domestic conference of this year will be held in Shimonoseki in a face-to-face format. Furthermore, the conference presentations will be streamed online from the venue.
Preparations for the 12th International Symposium on Fluid Power to be held in Hiroshima in 2024 are proceeding smoothly, and the website has been opened (http://www.jfps.jp/net/12thjfps/). We look forward to the participation of many members.
Finally, with the support of all members and the secretariat, I will do my best to manage the society. I would like to ask for the understanding, support and cooperation of all members.
President of JFPS Yasuhiro HAYAKAWA
National Institute of Technology, Nara College