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Foundation Activities

The three regional Toshiba foundations take a dynamic approach to supporting culture and education.
The foundations have collaborated in holding the Toshiba Youth Conference since 2008.

Toshiba International Foundation

Established in 1989 to promote international exchange and a better understanding of Japan, the Toshiba International Foundation supports Japan-themed symposia and seminars, introductions to Japanese arts and culture, Japan-focused research, and HR development outside of Japan. In FY2011, 53 projects benefitted from a total of nearly ¥70 million in donations from the foundation.

Primary Activities in 2011

Support for Creation of a Research Network on Collections of Japanese Art Toshiba provided support for the Otsu Conference, organized largely by the University of Tokyo, which was held as part of the initiative to create a network for research in Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands on the collection made by the German scientist P. F. von Siebold.
Support for the International Conference on Asian Regional Cooperation Toshiba provided support for the international conference on the subject of regional cooperation in Asia that was held in Bangkok. The conference was jointly sponsored by the Fiscal Policy Research Institute Foundation of Thailand and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
Support for Workshops and Exhibitions of Works by Young Ceramic Artists of Japan Toshiba provided support for workshops and an exhibition of works by eight young Japanese ceramic artists titled "Five by Eight" and held in Philadelphia.
Support for People Conducting Research in Japanese Studies Toshiba provided scholarships for European graduate students in Japanese studies doctoral programs who were selected by the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), and also supported an EAJS workshop for such students.

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Toshiba America Foundation

Toshiba America Foundation

The primary activity of the Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is to provide funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects that are innovative and practical. These projects were designed by outstanding teachers to improve instruction in K-12 classrooms throughout the United States. The Foundation considers teachers to be the best qualified people to help students achieve success and become innovators for the next generation. In FY2011, schools in the United States used our grants for studies in numerous topics relating to robot technology, hydroponics, meteorology, water quality, and renewable energy. Since the TAF was established in 1990, it has provided approximately $11 million in funding.

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Toshiba Thai Foundation

Toshiba Thai Foundation
Toshiba Thai Foundation

Since 1991 the Toshiba Thai Foundation's scholarship program has made a difference for university students studying engineering. The foundation hopes the scholarships will inspire talented engineers whose work contributes to sustainability through environmental or energy conservation.
This year again, scholarships for the first semester of the 2012 school year were presented to engineering students at each university concerned by the directors of the Toshiba Thai Foundation.

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Toshiba Youth Conference

Toshiba Youth Conference
Group photo of the Toshiba Youth Conference

From August 1, 2012, the Toshiba Youth Conference 2012 was jointly held by the Toshiba International Foundation, Toshiba America Foundation, and Toshiba Thai Foundation as a week-long boarding experience in Thailand. This year's conference again focused on finding sustainable solutions in answer to current environmental issues, as students and educators from four nations keenly aware of these issues exchanged ideas. This was the fifth conference held, and 16 high school students from seven schools in Japan, the U.S., Poland, and Thailand participated along with eight instructors. Building on lectures and experiential learning conducted on farms, the program participants earnestly discussed what they themselves could do to address global environmental issues that are problems the entire world shares. Working together to think about these issues outside the framework of individual nations, these young people demonstrated traits to be sought in the global leaders of the future and presented a vision of hope for the future.


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