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The Amgen Foundation Expands Amgen Scholars Program to 17 Top Educational Institutions Worldwide

Foundation’s Commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Surpasses $100 Million Milestone
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Amgen Foundation today announced that the Amgen Scholars Program is expanding its presence with new host institutions in the U.S., Europe, and, for the first time, Japan. A signature Foundation initiative, the Amgen Scholars Program aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduates with hands-on summer research opportunities at many of the world's premier educational institutions.

Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan

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Thought leaders from across Japan’s energy sector gathered in Tokyo last week to discuss the role energy will play in adapting the country’s cities to a challenging environment of aging and declining population and increasing dependence on foreign sources for food and fuel. Tokyo-Yokohama, the world’s largest urban concentration, is already in many ways in the vanguard of the future of urban centers. What happens in this mega city is being watched closely across the planet for ideas to emulate or avoid.

Hilton Worldwide Extends Soap Recycling to Japan

Globally, Hilton Worldwide’s program has resulted in over a million bars of soap being distributed to underprivileged communities since 2011.
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TOKYO, March 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide today announced that it has extended its global soap recycling initiative to all 10 of its Japan hotels. The program supports the company’s commitment to diverting waste from landfills through reuse, recycling and donations via its global RePurpose program, and enables Hilton Worldwide to make a significant contribution toward combating hygiene-related diseases in underprivileged communities in Asia.

Origami Electronics

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Advertisers love to talk about the art of engineering. But this week's guests on Sea Change Radio truly are fusing their high-tech research with art. By incorporating the principles of origami, the traditional Japanese art form of paper folding, with their work in the emerging field of paper battery technology, this Arizona State research team has come up with some exciting new ways to store energy.

Five Questions with Kirin’s President and CEO

From using Fukushima pears to developing a completely alcohol-free beer, here's how Kirin Company is living shared value.
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In the new series, Leading Shared Value: Personal Reflections from Global Practitioners, the Shared Value Initiative will speak with global leaders who are driving shared value strategy within their organization. Today we interview Yoshinori Isozaki, President and CEO Kirin Company, Ltd. Isozaki-san will speak at the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity, May 13-14 in New York.

Amway Made a World of Impact on November 20

Over 55 countries engage in over 100 projects
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We did it!

Starting at midnight on Wednesday, November 20, the Amway Universal Children’s Day came to life. Amway business owners and employees in more than 55 countries participated in volunteering, giving and advocacy with local partners.

We tracked over 100 projects, and are certain that there were many more that we may never know about. They started in Australia, moved around the world, passed through our headquarters in Ada, Michigan, and ended at our Nutrilite offices in Buena Park, California.

Matt “Masshuu” Clark Begins Japanese Culture Tour Throughout Midwest

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Des Moines, IA, August 8, 2013 /3BLMedia/ - Today, Matt Clark, Program Director for the J-Center, a clearinghouse for all things Japanese in the American Midwest, begins a culture tour that includes stops in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa. The tour, which coincides with large Japanese cultural events throughout the Midwest, seeks to engage with organizations and individuals that support citizen diplomacy engagement in local Midwestern communities.

Public Sidewalk Trials of Toyota Personal Mobility Robot to Start in Japan

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It won’t beam you up, but Toyota Motor Corporation’s personal transport unit will get you from point A to B. And now the Winglet is headed to the “streets” – actually public sidewalks – in a real-world test of functionality, convenience and safety. Overall, the trials should help determine how the Winglet supports public mobility, improves the environment and invigorates local communities…in other words how it helps us live long and prosper.

Watch the video of the Winglet in use in the Tsukuba Mobility Robot Experimental Zone

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It won’t beam you up, but Toyota Motor Corporation’s personal transport unit will get you from point A to B. And now the Winglet is headed to the “streets” – actually public sidewalks – in a real-world test of functionality, convenience and safety. Overall, the trials should help determine how the Winglet supports public mobility, improves the environment and invigorates local communities…in other words how it helps us live long and prosper.

Watch the video of the Winglet in use in the Tsukuba Mobility Robot Experimental Zone

Guest Post: Meat of Endangered Whales Used in Japanese Dog Treats

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The North Atlantic fin whale is the largest mammal in the world after the blue whale and considered to be verging on extinction. Environmental campaigners recently revealed that the meat from such endangered whales caught off Iceland by the company, Hvalur hf – “Whale Ltd” – was being sold in Japan as upmarket dog treats. Michinoku Farm, a company based in Tokyo, was producing chews made from North Atlantic fin whales, marketing them as “low calorie, low fat, high protein” and suitable for dogs that are allergic to other meats.

AEP Launches Ads to Reduce Energy Use; Brookfield Renewable Energy Buys Into Western Wind Energy; Japanese Public Says "No" to Nuclear - Energy Minute for September 13, 2012

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American Electric Power will spend $10 million dollars over the next three years on an ad campaign to get its customers in Ohio to reduce their energy use. The company’s new campaign, “Energy is Precious, Let’s Not Waste It,” offers a rebate to customers for buying Energy-Star certified clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and compact fluorescent light bulbs. The company will also pay customers for having their old appliances picked up and recycled.

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