About us - Association for Studies in Hypothesis-experiment Class (ASHEC)
Dr. Itakura, along with early supporters and practitioners, organized the Association for Studies in Hypothesis-experiment Class (ASHEC, Kasetsu-Jikken-Jugyo Kenkyu-kai in Japanese) in order to make Hypothesis-Experiment Class a reality. As of 2020, there are over 1000 members from all across the country.
The association members create, revise and propagate HEC Classbooks and related teaching materials, as well as hosting training sessions, talks, and seminars for beginners, both in local areas and nationally. All activities are voluntarily proposed by individual members, and then organized into an executive committee or other operations group. Currently, Shigemi Obara is the Spokesperson, and the office in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture is run by Yuko Saito.