Jul 24, 2008
DENSO to Hold First Program of International Educational Project in Hokkaido and Aichi, Japan
Kariya (Japan) -DENSO Corporation today announced that it will hold the first program for the "DENSO YOUTH for EARTH Action," an international educational project, from July 29 - Aug. 10 in Hokkaido and Aichi, Japan.
During the 13-day program, 24 students invited from colleges and graduate schools in Japan and Thailand will learn how local communities and companies are helping protect the environment. Based on what they learn on site, the participants will look at environmental issues from various angles and discuss how to build a sustainable society. As a follow-up, students will present their ideas at a forum held in Aichi on Oct. 24 - 25.
The purpose of the "DENSO YOUTH for EARTH Action" project is to provide young people with an opportunity to learn about environmental issues from different perspectives for the development of a sustainable society.
Beginning next year, plans are to include other countries in the Asian region, and eventually throughout the world, providing young people an international environmental study program.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 119,000 people in 32 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 totaled US$40.2 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.
Overview of First Program
- Number of participants:
12 college and graduate school students each from Japan and Thailand (24 total)
- Learning subjects:
Hands-on learning program for environmental symbiosis with environmental specialists.
- The abundant nature of Kushiro Wetland and underlying environmental issues, and what people are doing to help protect the wetland
- What governments, companies, non-profit organizations, and community residents are doing to reduce the environmental impact in urban areas
Date Main activities Hokkaido July 29 Orientation July 30 Lecture on Kushiro Wetland; trekking in Cape Kirakotan July 31 Fieldwork at Lake Toro, including exchanges with local fishermen to learn how local residents preserve the environment; camp on Lake Kussharo to appreciate the great nature at night without artificial lighting Aug. 1 Trekking and rafting at the headwaters of the Kushiro River Aug. 2 Review of experiences in Kushiro; transition to Aichi Aichi Aug. 3 Free day with homestay family Aug. 4 Visit to a waste disposal plant in Nagoya and a lecture; tour to Fujimae tidal flats to learn about local environmental conservation activities Aug. 5 Visit to DENSO's Takatana Plant to learn what DENSO is doing to help protect the environment; visit to DENSO Headquarters for lectures and group work on "sustainable motorization" Aug. 6 Touring a distributor to study its approach to environmental protection; conducting group work on what the participants learn there Aug. 7 Development of an action plan for a "sustainable society" Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Farewell party, reviewing all activities Aug. 10 Departure for home