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Team including ICU student wins at "9th UN Global Compact China-Japan-Korea Roundtable Youth Program" Debate

Update:August 30, 2016

Two ICU students―Tomonori Kiyono, a fourth-year student in the College of Liberal Arts, and Miho Nakamura, a second-year student in the College of Liberal Arts―took part in the Youth Program of The 9th UN Global Compact China-Japan-Korea Roundtable held on Monday, Aug. 21, and Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Shinagawa Ward in Tokyo. The debate was sponsored by the Global Compact Japan Network* while ICU Professor Katsuhiko Mori served as facilitator.

Since 2009, the local networks in Japan, China and South Korea have been joining hands to hold a Japan-China-South Korea roundtable every year. In the 9th roundtable held under the theme "Transform Our World with SDGs―Roles of East Asia," student-produced videos on gender equality to achieve SDGs were shown and a debate tournament was held. The combined Japan-China-South Korean team that included Ms. Nakamura won the tournament.

Comment by Ms. Nakamura

I am really honored to have participated in this program as a youth and to have won the debate tournament. I would like to thank not only the team members from China and South Korea I fought together with after extensive preparations but also all the people who gave us their generous support. Taking advantage of this experience, I hope to continue to work in the future for the attainment of SDGs.

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*The Global Compact Japan Network

The Global Compact Japan Network is working to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to realize the UNGC 10 principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, for realizing a sustainable society. GC-JN has been working towards strengthening the East Asia local network, building closer ties to promote CSR among Chinese, Japanese and Korean corporations and academia and providing students from the three countries, who will be responsible for CSR activities in future, the opportunity to acquire global perspectives by interacting with participants from business and academia. Corporations and other stakeholders who support the 10 principles number more than 12,000 around the world. ICU joined in 2009.

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