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United Airlines Supports Japan's Relief Efforts After Typhoon Hagibis

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Recovery efforts are in full force in Japan after one of the most powerful storms in decades hit the area, leaving victims and thousands without homes last weekend. We’re joining relief efforts by launching a crowdrise fundraising campaign. Donations will support our partner Global Giving, which will receive our donation on behalf of Japan Platform, an emergency aid organization.

Update to Japanese Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in the Japanese language
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Updates to two versions of the GRI Standards – ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated into Japanese. They are now available to any Japanese-speaking organization using the Standards.

​All of the Japanese translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the GRI website.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2019)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Amgen Scholars Program in Singapore

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The Amgen Scholars Program provides young scientists across the globe access and opportunity through cutting-edge research experiences and exposure to biotechnology and drug discovery. In this video, Singapore Amgen Scholar, Su Chang Chloe shares her story about participating in the program at Kyoto University, Japan and the opportunities for independent research, networking, and communication skills.

The Road of Change: Circular Economy in the Automotive Industry

by Norihiko Kondo, Founder of Kaiho Sangyo
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To tell you the story of Kaiho Sangyo, I must first give you a short introduction to the circumstances in the very beginning. In 1969, before returning to Kanazawa, my beloved hometown in Japan, I worked at a dismantling company in Tokyo for three years. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Japan has been a world leader in the automobile industry and home to many renowned companies, like Toyota, Nissan and Honda. Business has long been booming for companies that deal with automobiles.

Schools Make Recycling Fun in Japan

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Our educational program in schools throughout Japan helps to spread information about carton recycling in a fun, interactive way. It is also helping to increase the number of cartons people recycle.

Recycling infrastructure and requirements are different all over the world. In Japan people must open, rinse and dry cartons, otherwise the recycling centres can’t process them. Instead of seeing this as a hindrance, at Tetra Pak, we saw it as an opportunity to spread the message about the recyclability of our cartons and also to educate people about how to recycle.

End-of-life Car Recycling in Brazil Creates Local Employment While Protecting Environment

Eco-friendly auto recycling value chain is supporting local entrepreneurship and employment while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint
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Kaiho Sangyo, a Japanese automobile recycling company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to establish an eco-friendly auto recycling value chain in Brazil with the capacity to recycle 100,000 end-of-life vehicles per year by 2022. As part of this commitment, it will develop the skills of 15,000 recycling engineers and expand 20 existing recycling businesses, including local garages and repair shops.

Cultural and Research Diversity at Kyoto University

Guest post written by Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Grace Njuguna
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The Japan Amgen Scholars Program gives an opportunity to students from every part of the world to come together and participate in research in different branches of science. This year, I was privileged to be part of the Amgen Scholars 2017 cohort, which consisted of 44 international students and 4 students from Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.

In the World: Supporting Survivors of the Japanese Earthquake

by Keita Era
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Keita Era, an Analyst based in Tokyo, tells us about his volunteer work with those badly affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 – and the fulfilment he gets from supporting them back into meaningful jobs.

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Keita Era, an Analyst based in Tokyo, tells us about his volunteer work with those badly affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 – and the fulfilment he gets from supporting them back into meaningful jobs.

HPE and Tokyo Institute of Technology Build the World's Most Powerful Green Supercomputer

The HPE SGI 8600 system in the TSUBAME 3.0 cluster will be Japan’s fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer
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by Alain Andreoli, SVP and General Manager, Data Center Infrastructure Group

The amount of energy required to fuel today’s supercomputers is enormous and can create an immense drain on resources. This is because traditional supercomputers consume massive amounts of electrical power and produce high amounts of heat, requiring larger cooling facilities to be built to ensure proper performance. To address this challenge, a new breed of innovation is required, purpose-built to maximize efficiency without sacrificing performance and scale.

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