Details of the Initiative
The Tokoro Seminar carries out online international collaborative research and study meetings with overseas schools.
In October 2022, we published a book titled “Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Protection: Challenges and Perspectives in Mexico and Japan” (337 pages in total) together with students and teachers of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.
The publication was subsidized by the Japan-Mexico Friendship Trust Fund. In November of that year, a lecture commemorating the publication was held at the Embassy of Mexico in Japan, where 12 students of the author’s Seminar took the podium (later awarded School of Commerce Student Award).
From 2022 through 2023, the international educational material “Introduction to SDGs: Learn together in Japan and Mexico” was created by all members of our Seminar. It covers poverty/disparity (fair trade, child labor), food issues (food waste, food banks), multicultural coexistence, and marine resource conservation (70 pages in total).
These materials (150 copies) were sent to elementary and secondary school students of Liceo Mexicano Japonés. These activities were realized by a subsidy from the Children’s Foundation for A Brighter Future.
In June 2023, we held a study meeting with a total of 120 elementary and junior high school students of the Mexican-Japanese Lyceum and Tokoro Seminar students to learn about the SDGs by utilizing the materials.
The Tokoro Seminar aims to cultivate global leadership and to improve the problem-solving capacity for global issues through practical learning.