Toshiba joins TOMODACHI Initiative

Toshiba has joined the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership between the
US-Japan Council and the US Embassy in Japan that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges, as well as science, engineering,and leadership programs.

“We are delighted to hear that the Toshiba Corporation has partnered with the TOMODACHI Initiative,” says the US. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. “Toshiba’s generous funding to TOMODACHI will connect young Japanese and American people through leadership education in science and technology, building a strong, enduring US-Japan relationship.”

The US high school students and teachers who participate in the TOMODACHI Initiative are selected on the basis of an essay contest to describe a vision for a resilient, smarter community enabled by technology.

Their Japanese counterparts will be selected from students and teachers at high schools in Japan that promote strong initiatives and achievements in science and mathematics education and international student exchanges.

The brief for the TOMODACHI Initiative is that is “seeks to inspire and empower the young people of Japan and America, giving them the experiences, skills, and confidence to achieve their dreams and contribute to a better world.”

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