First of all, I would like to thank all of you for continuing contribution and support on International Maillard society (IMARS). I am honored to serve as the President of IMARS and hold the 12th International Symposium on the Maillard Reaction (12th ISMR).
The 1st ISMR was held in 1979, in Uddevalla Sweden. Since then, we have had fulfilling symposiums in many different countries. This time, I would like to organize the next symposium in 2015, in Tokyo Japan. I believe that the next one will provide a great opportunity for an active discussion and contribute further study. In addition, you could explore chic city Tokyo and experience “the washoku”, traditional Japanese food, which is now UNESCO world intangible cultural heritage. I surely believe that it will benefit your career outputs and will also leave you with some wonderful memories. I look forward to meeting you in Tokyo.
Chair, Organizing Committee of 12th ISMR
Professor, Tohoku University, Japan