It is a great pleasure and an honor to invite you to the 26th International Complement Workshop (XXVI ICW) that will be held in the city of Kanazawa, Japan in September 2016.
The First Japanese Complement Symposium was held in Hakone in 1964. Since then, the Symposia have been held every year and the Japanese Association for Complement Research (JACR) has published reports entitled Proceedings of the Complement Symposium. In 1993, Japan successfully hosted the XV ICW in Kyoto which is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in the country.
Kanazawa is also one of the most scenic and traditional cities in Japan and was registered as a City of Crafts in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network in June 2009. Kanazawa maintains many historical sites, such as its Samurai Town, Higashi Chaya District (home to its Geisha and tea houses), and the Kenrokuen Garden.
In line with tradition, we aim to organize a high quality scientific meeting that will serve as a platform for enthusiastic discussions that will lead complement scientists to new and insightful research.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I am looking forward to seeing you all in Kanazawa.
Dr. Teizo Fujita, Chair of the local organizing Committee
Dr. Nobutaka Wakamiya, President of JACR