High School Students Summit on 'World Tsunami Awareness Day' 2019
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.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 and Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 'Hokkai Kitayell'
(Toyohira 5-jo 11-chome 1-1, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo)
Approximately 520 students and escorting teachers
Expected participants from overseas: Approximately 260 participants (from 43 countries [TBD])
Expected domestic participants: Approximately 260 participants
'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.'