Japan Society for Bioscience Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (in short: JSBBA) is planning to hold The 2020 annual meeting and its concerned activities in Fukuoka Prefecture and Saga Prefecture. However, referring to "the message to the people for the holding the events and activities" issued by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare dated on 20th February, we are thoroughly studying the importance of holding the annual meeting under the anxiety of the outbreak of the COVID-19. We will announce our decision as soon as possible.

At this moment, we are planning to make an announcement on 5th March; we will inform you of the decision through our web site and other tools as soon as ready.

We understand that our members as well as the visitors and the staffs are very much concerned about COVID-19. We will make sure with the concerned people to take a needful action. However, when you feel the symptom of the fever, the cold and other diseases, we wish you will take care of yourselves accordingly.

We would like to express our sincere condolences to the people who have passed away due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19), and wish the quick recovery of the people who have been unfortunately infected by this virus. We hope that this disaster will be overcome soon.

Professor Minoru Yoshida
Chairman JSBBA