Twenty-two researchers participated in the gathering. First, each participant briefly introduced themselves and their field of research. Then, Director Hideo Akutsu announced his leave the end of April, thanking everyone for their kind collaboration. He also introduced his successor, the new Director Tadaharu Tsumoto, who was visiting Sweden on a business trip to prepare for his employment as Director. The office’s new International Program Associates Yusuke Nakakane and Eriko Kitajima were also introduced.