TYCA Vol.5 Report

DAY-1 “Arrival & Orientation”

After safely arriving in Japan, Japanese and ASEAN students got together at Tokyo Metropolitan Government building and enjoyed a global view of Tokyo from the observatory 45th floor, then headed to the main venue/accommodation – Yoyogi Olympic Center for the opening ceremony of TYCA Volume 5.
Ice-breaking activities, Self-introduction games, lead by Betty helped the participants to get acquainted with one another.
After the orientation, the Oki Dozen participants presented the history of Kinnya Monya dance and taught the dance to all participants. Everyone danced joyfully clapping the rice spoons and singing “let’s all dance together”.

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DAY-2 “Diversity & Identity”

The first program of the day was by Mr. Omori, presented in Japan and the turning points of its history. He talked about the national flag, flowers, dressing, food, and religion. The participants watched a video on the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which showed post-war Japan rebuilding and rapid development. After that, he explained the hydrogen society Japan pursues and introduced some systems to protect natural resources in Japan.
At the Student Session, each participant presented their individual pre-assignments for TYCA and shared their dreams and expectations for this camp. Different focuses on sustainability were brought to light and hopes were voiced.
After the Student Session 2 and having lunch, Mrs. Hoshino introduced Sustainable Development Goals and their international activities to implement SDGs in governmental policies.

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DAY-3 “Thinking about Sustainable Society(1)”

The TYCA participants visited the Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum, introducing the unique stories of the water supply system of Tokyo Waterworks, and learned how the waterworks in Edo Era has developed through their exhibitions. After that, the lecture, in which Dr. Ishibashi presented how technology and computer capability have progressed through history and the role it plays in every day, was held at the Toshiba Science Museum. Then, the participants took a tour of the Toshiba Science Museum, showing the participants how Toshiba’s technologies have developed throughout history and future potential technologies. Students could get hands-on-experience of cutting edge technology/history and science.

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DAY-4 “Thinking about Sustainable Society(2)”

In the morning, Dr. Taikan Oki gave a lecture on the water on earth and presented the correlation between infant mortality rate and domestic water consumption and how we should think about virtual water. In the afternoon, Ms. Kishi from Keio and Keio students presented the game Logy&Nomy to participants of TYCA and they learned both economical development and ecological preservation.

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DAY-5 “How to make the world better?”

At the ASCOJA Adviser Session, advisers from ASEAN countries shared their background and what they do. Also, they covered many subjects such as Education, Technology, and Environment, and finally delivered a message to the participants to improve society and change the world for the better.
At lunchtime, they took a walk into Yoyogi Park. It was beautiful weather for a picnic and the participants enjoyed the fresh air and cherry blossoms.

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DAY-6 “Vision of future Asia 2040”

A cold but perfect day to visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, the participants took a walk into the Meiji Jingu forest where they could experience the biodiversity of this man-made forest. The participants learned about the history of the shrine thanks to Mr. Omori.
And the presentation preparation by Dr. Ishibashi and Mr. Omori continued most of the day for the next day.

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DAY-7 “Final Presentation – Commitment to Next Action”

The high point of TYCA Volume 5. Each T,Y,C,A team made their final presentation towards their Vision. Guests from several organizations and embassies also attended the final presentation and got impressed by the student’s presentations.
See more details on the Final Presentation.

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DAY-8 “Departure”

Time to say goodbye. Despite the early time, all the students and advisers headed together to the bus stop to say farewell to their friends.

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