International Exchange and Collaboration

Japan
  Donations to Nepal to Support Earthquake Reconstruction

To support reconstruction in Nepal following the 2015 earthquakes, Kyocera donated solar power generating systems through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which established temporary facilities and helped rebuild infrastructure and lifelines. The solar installations power lighting and computers at Gorkha District Hospital and a rehabilitation facility in the Sindhupalchowk District.

Photo: Delivery to Sindhupalchowk District (Nepal)

Delivery to Sindhupalchowk District (Nepal)


  Picture Books for Children in Asia
In 2009, to support international efforts to promote reading, Kyocera joined a program to deliver children’s picture books translated into local languages to regions in Asia with lower literacy rates. Books delivered to Cambodia and refugee camps in Myanmar (Burma) help local children learn to read and write.
Photo: Employees volunteer to make picture books

Employees volunteer to make picture books
  Photo: Children enjoying the picture books (photo courtesy of Shanti Volunteer Association)

Children enjoying the picture books (photo courtesy of Shanti Volunteer Association)


  The Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship
In 2001, Kyocera and its founder, Kazuo Inamori, set up the Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship Fund to assist economically disadvantaged university students in China’s western provinces who show both outstanding academic achievement and high moral character. The fund fosters individuals who will aid regional development through science and technology.

Scholarships are granted at 12 universities each year, with more than 4,000 recipients to date.
Photo: Scholarship recipients

Scholarship recipients


  Providing Scholarships to Japanese Language Students
Since 1983, Kyocera International, Inc. (U.S.A.) has provided Kyocera Japanese Scholarships and Best Student Awards to students at San Diego State University. These annual partial scholarships and awards recognize outstanding students of Japanese language and encourage cross-cultural studies. Photo: Representatives from Kyocera International, Inc. (center and right) present a Kyocera Japanese Scholarship. (© Cassandra Neel)

Representatives from Kyocera International,
Inc. (center and right) present a Kyocera Japanese Scholarship.
(© Cassandra Neel)


  Cultural Exchange Tours Enable Chinese Children to Visit Japan
Since 1997, Kyocera has invited children from China to visit Japan, with the hope that providing firsthand experience of different cultures to children will facilitate future bonds of friendship between the two countries.

The summer of 2015 marked the 16th anniversary of this tour, with 30 children visiting Japan from Beijing and Tianjin Province to travel around Kyoto and Osaka. 454 children have visited Japan and enlarged their experience so far.

Photo: Chinese Children visit the head quarter of Kyocera

Chinese Children visit the headquarters of Kyocera
 
Photo: Lunch party with host family

Lunch party with host family
  Photo: Chinese children visit a middle school in Japan

Chinese children visit a middle school in Japan


  Support for Overseas Study
Since 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has implemented “TOBITATE! NEXT JAPAN” — a public-private overseas study program aimed at nurturing human resources with a global perspective who can succeed in the modern world.

In August 2015, a Kyocera executive with both overseas study and work experience gave a keynote speech during a pre-departure study abroad training seminar for students about the importance of maintaining hopes and dreams which he tied it in to the company’s corporate philosophy.

Kyocera supports this program in the hope that motivated and capable young people will grow into adults who contribute to a more harmonious global society.
Photo: “TOBITATE! NEXT JAPAN” send-off party

“TOBITATE! NEXT JAPAN” send-off party

Photo: Pre-departure training seminar

Pre-departure training seminar


  Supporting Education of Vietnam Maritime University Students

To support the development of the local city of Hai Phong, Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam Co., Ltd. started offering scholarships to Vietnam Maritime University students in 2013. By providing annual scholarships to economically disadvantaged students with excellent academic performance and conduct, Kyocera hopes to assist in developing strong leaders for the next generation.

Photo: Ceremony inaugurating the scholarship program

Ceremony inaugurating the scholarship program
Photo: Scholarship recipients

Scholarship recipients


  Donations to Schools in Uganda, Tanzania and Nepal
To help improve the educational environment in areas lacking electricity, Kyocera has donated solar power generating systems and basic electrical equipment, including lighting, TVs and radios, to schools in Uganda, Tanzania and Nepal from 2009 to 2014. As a pioneer in solar power, Kyocera can help improve educational standards in developing countries by giving children — our future leaders — classrooms lit by solar electricity.
 
Photo: Solar modules installed at a school(Uganda)

Solar modules installed at a school
(Uganda)
Photo: Schoolchildren watch a solar -powered TV(Uganda)

Schoolchildren watch a solar-powered TV
(Uganda)

Photo: Solar modules installed at a school (Tanzania)

Solar modules installed at a school
(Tanzania)
Photo: Solar modules installed at a school (Nepal)

Solar modules installed at a school
(Nepal)
   
 
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