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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

The Toshiba International Foundation was established in 1989 to promote international exchange and a better understanding of Japan and offers global support for symposiums, seminars, culture and arts festivals, research and educational activities. From April 2013 to March 2014, approximately 43 million yen in total was donated to 39 projects around the world.

Primary Activities in 2013

The 10th Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art Since 2003, we have supported the lecture series that is an annual series of three lectures given by an invited lecturer on a chosen theme at Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. In 2013, the 10th lecture series, Dr. Richard Bowring, professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge, lectured on "Tokugawa Japan – Ideologies in Conflict".
A multi-year research project: "Tradition, Hybridization and Innovation in japan" Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace started a multi-year research project in order to establish Alsace as a center of excellence where European and Japanese academic institutions and individual researchers can work together. In 2013, we supported the international workshop in Alsace and Kyoto as part of this project.
Gagaku-Hogaku Program The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, Columbia University has conducted the program of Japanese traditional music (Gagaku and Hogaku) since 2006. In 2013, we supported inviting Gagaku and Hogaku musicians, and holding concerts.
The Memorial international Symposium on "Japan in The Asian Age" We supported an international symposium to examine the outlook for Asia as a whole, and the prospects for cooperation in industry, academia and developing human resources for the future. Outstanding researchers on Asia, researchers representing each region of Vietnam, and international researchers from Japan were invited to participate in this symposium.

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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 FY2013, 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 $11.5 million in funding.

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Toshiba Thai Foundation

Toshiba Thai Foundation
This photo is ceremony at Chulalongkorn UniversityThis photo is ceremony at Chulalongkorn University

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.
The directors of the Toshiba Thai Foundation circulate to present scholarship to engineering students at each university in Bangkok area.

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Toshiba Youth Conference

Toshiba Youth Conference 2013

Toshiba International Foundation, Toshiba America Foundation, and Toshiba Thai Foundation jointly hosted the "Toshiba Youth Conference 2013" in Japan from August 1 to 8. The sixth in an annual series, the conference brought together 16 high school students and 9 teachers from 4 countries (Japan, the U.S, Poland and Thailand). With "Achieving Harmony with the Earth" as its theme, this conference offered participants a varied program that encouraged them to think about ways to realize the environmentally friendly, sustainable society. The conference provided a good opportunity for participants to get more understanding of the global environment and to deepen international exchanges.


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