In Japan, April is the time for a fresh start blessed by cherry blossoms. On April 12th, we held the annual iTHEMS Starter Meeting. It was an occasion for us to welcome new members. At the meeting, Program Director Hatsuda’s greeting was followed by one minutes self-introduction by the members present. We hope we have another fruitful fiscal year ahead. The slides used at the meeting including the self-introduction is available at the link shown below.