Students from Springfield's sister city in Japan conducted science experiments at UIS this week. The boys from Ashikaga Boys High School won a grant from the Japanese government to come to the U.S.
Working with the UIS Departments of Biology and Chemistry, they took samples from the field and brought them back into the lab to test their chemical makeup. The boys said that the work they did here is different from what they're used to at home.
"This experiment is so very difficult," Kazuki Handa, Ashikaga Boys High School said, "but we enjoy it."
The story was reported by WICS-TV 20 on July 27, 2016.
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