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High School Students Summit on 'World Tsunami Awareness Day' 2019

tsunami, high school students summit, Japan

Around 260 high school students from more than 40 countries will meet at the Summit, where they will discuss threat of natural hazards and how to respond to them.

Schedule

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 and Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Venue

Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 'Hokkai Kitayell'
(Toyohira 5-jo 11-chome 1-1, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo)

Expected Participants

Approximately 520 students and escorting teachers
Expected participants from overseas: Approximately 260 participants (from 43 countries [TBD])
Expected domestic participants: Approximately 260 participants

Language

English

General Theme 

'Passing memories on to the future, preparations for tomorrow'
– Irankarapte from the Northern Land. Learning about the threat of natural hazards and how to respond to them –

'Irankarapte' is the greeting of the Ainu people, an indigenous people of Japan, which roughly means 'hello,' and conveys the warm, sincere message of: 'Please allow my heart to softly touch your heart.'

Source: https://tsunami2019hokkaido.jp/en/outline/

Official Event Website

Programme

Reference Materials

Video from Last Year's Summit in Wakayama

Starting Date

10 September 2019

End Date

11 September 2019

Category

Conference

Location

Hokkaido, Japan

Contact Info

Hokkaido Government, Hokkaido Board of Education


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