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02 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019

Tokyo | Disaster and Design exhibition

young people on design exercise

An exhibition and workshop are organised in Tokyo 2-15 July, featuring creative Asian endeavors on the themes of disaster and environmental issues.

There will be an exhibition of film photography, three-dimensional models, and other disaster-awareness artworks created by Fellows who participated in the HANDs! - Hope and Dreams - Project, which is organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. Hands-on workshops will also be held.

The HANDs! Project is a human resource development program sponsored by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. The Project was created as a place for mutual learning, sharing knowledge, and cooperating to solve problems for disaster prevention and support for disaster-affected areas, primarily in Asian countries.

Currently, youth with a strong interest in disaster prevention are selected once a year from nine countries including Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Cambodia, and Japan for training. By our target date of 2020, we will produce many new leaders who will cultivate disaster prevention and support activities for disaster-affected areas in the Asian region and build a network that transcends national borders.