Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association

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Environ. Summit

MISSION STATEMENT
“To create rapport between the cities by exchanging cultural, civic and educational ideas and issues and to promote better understanding and friendship between the United States and Japan.”

ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT PROGRAM

About

In 2007 former Yokkaichi Mayor Tetsuo Inoue proposed that a delegation of Long Beach students travel to Yokkaichi to discuss environmental problems and solutions with students from Japan and China in cooperation with the Port of Long Beach and other environmental groups. 

Each summer four students and a chaperone from Long Beach take part in this annual environmental summit.

Expenses, including round-trip airfare, are the responsibility of the students and chaperone.  All applicants must have a current passport and have no visible tattoos.

Please contact:
Jeanette Schelin, Chairperson
Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association
CSULB,
Barrett Athletic Administration Building, 2nd Floor
1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Email: Jeanette.Schelin@csulb.edu

 

View the 28 minute Broadcast onNHK World, Culture February 5, 2018  (Available until February 5, 2019

Yokkaichi: Bringing Back the Skies

On this journey, we visit Yokkaichi in northern Mie Prefecture, central Japan. This industrial city, with a population of just over 300,000, is home to Japan's first petrochemical complex. It's known as the place where air pollution from sulfurous acid gas emissions caused respiratory diseases, called "Yokkaichi asthma", in the 1960's. Thanks to sweeping environmental protection measures, the environment has been vastly cleaned up, and the petrochemical complex has become a source of tourism-especially its nighttime factory cruises. The city is also famous for its ceramic ware, called Banko-yaki. Some local studios offer pottery-making workshops. Visitors can also take in the tea fields that flank the city's edge and enjoy high-quality beverage in a cafe run by a tea-farming family. Journalist Alice Gordenker travels to Yokkaichi, a city that has recovered from air pollution.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/culture/
 

THE 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Environmental Summit Dates
JULY 29 - AUGUST 6, 2018*
(Return date subject to change)

ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT FLYER
(Please read)

STUDENT APPLICATION FORMS

CHAPERONE APPLICATION FORMS

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE
MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018

 

2017 Environmental Summit Students

2017 ES Team2

Jason Sun, K.C. Hunt, Cassidy Hunt,
and Gisela Martinez.
Not pictured: Chaperone / Advisor Professor Elaine Bernal.

2017 ES - Tea Plantation2

Jason Sun, Gisela Martinez, Chaperone / Advisor Professor Elaine Bernal, Cassidy Hunt, and KC Hunt
at a tea plantation.

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