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International Exchanges and Collaboration

Picture Books for Children in Asia

Since 2009, to support international efforts to promote reading, Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. has joined a program to deliver children's picture books translated into local languages to regions in Asia with lower literacy rates. Picture books were delivered to Laos and Cambodia and used to help local children learn reading and writing skills.

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

The Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship

Kyocera and its founder, Kazuo Inamori, set up the Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship Fund in 2001 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 about 200 students as scholarship recipients. More than 5,000 in total received the scholarship recipients to date.

Photo: Scholarship recipients
Scholarship recipients

Providing Scholarships to Japanese Language Students

Kyocera International, Inc. (U.S.A.) has provided Kyocera Japanese Scholarships to accomplished students who learn Japanese at San Diego State University for over 30 years since 1983 in hopes of deepening the relationship between Japan and USA.

Photo: Student receiving the Kyocera Japanese Language Scholarship (Left) and the representative of Kyocera International, Inc. (Center and right)
Student receiving the Kyocera Japanese Language Scholarship (center) and the representative of Kyocera International, Inc. (right)
(© Cassandra Neel)

Vietnam Cultural Exchange Tour Delegation Was Invited to Japan

This event started in 2016 in hopes of providing children with the experience of visiting a foreign culture and thus being able to serve as a bridge of friendship between Japan and Vietnam in the future. Children publicly selected from Hanoi, Hung Yen Province, and Hai Phong visited Japan and stayed at Japanese homes to experience Japanese culture and learn about Japan.

Photo: Vietnamese children visiting the headquarters of Kyocera
Vietnamese children visiting the headquarters of Kyocera
Photo: Challenge to make hand-rolled sushi with host family
Challenge to make hand-rolled sushi with host family
Photo: Vietnamese children mingling with Japanese junior high school students
Vietnamese children mingling with Japanese junior high school students

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 to succeed in the modern world. Kyocera supports this program, hoping that the ambitious and talented young people will be able to contribute positively to society in the future.

Photo: “TOBITATE! NEXT JAPAN” send-off party
“TOBITATE! NEXT JAPAN” send-off party

Support for Vietnam Maritime University Students

To contribute to the local community, Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam Co., Ltd. started offering scholarships to Vietnam Maritime University students in 2013. Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam Co., Ltd. is located near Hai Phong, home of the prestigious Vietnam Maritime University, which excels in ship- and ocean-related engineering. These scholarships are used to cover the academic fees and living expenses of the recipients.

Photo: Ceremony inaugurating the scholarship program
Ceremony inaugurating the scholarship program
Photo: Scholarship recipients
Scholarship recipients