TOKYO LIGHTS AFRICA 2009 Event Report

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By grace of Japan Post, Itochu Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Kokusai Kogyo Holdings Co., Ltd., Hydronet Energy held a big event to provide the poor African children with ONE THOUSAND solar lights so that they can learn after the sunset.

Needless to say, most of the poor and the poorest are not connected to the electric grid. If solar power, quite often the most affordable energy, can light their darkness, they can;

1. Save the cost to buy kerosene or candle
2. Prevent pneumonic diseases often caused by kerosene or candle
3. Prevent fire often caused by kerosene or candle
4. Reduce CO2 emission

We truly hope even one of the thousand lights to help children to study, or to save from disease or fire.

Date : 6PM to 8PM, 10th October 2009
Place : Shinjuku Sumitomo Hall
Co-hosted by : The Ugandan Embassy to Japan A Hydronet EnergyiNPOj
Funded : Japan Post Service Co., Ltd.  Carbon Offset Donation
Japan Post Service Co., Ltd. Carbon Offset Donation
Itochu Corporation
Itochu Corporation
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Kokusai Kogyo Holdings Co., Ltd.
Kokusai Kogyo Holdings Co., Ltd.
Back-uped by : The Environmental Bureau, Tokyo Municipal Government
The opening notice by His Excellency Ambassador Wasswa Biriggwa (Uganda)

The opening notice by His Excellency Ambassador Wasswa Biriggwa (Uganda)

Notice by His Excellency Ambassador Jean-Christian Obame (Gabon)

Notice by His Excellency Ambassador Jean-Christian Obame (Gabon)

Mr. Taisuke Yoshida (Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University) , giving lecture about global warming

Mr. Taisuke Yoshida (Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University) ,
giving lecture about global warming

Mr. Akira Hiraishi (Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University), giving lecture about global warming

Mr. Akira Hiraishi (Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University),
giving lecture about global warming

African Music by Timothy Kibira Group

African Music by Timothy Kibira Group

A discourse about the possibility of photovoltaic by Mr. Toichiro Maekawa, President, Kokusai Environmental Solutions Co., Ltd.

A discourse about the possibility of photovoltaic by Mr. Toichiro Maekawa, President, Kokusai Environmental Solutions Co., Ltd.

Song by Mitsukita

Song by Mitsukita

gAsian Funkh music by KiYOMi (left) & Isseih (right)

gAsian Funkh music by KiYOMi (left) & Isseih (right)

Japanese elementary school students handing over solar lights to Ambassador Biriggwa (Uganda) and Ambassador Obame (Gabon)

Japanese elementary school students handing over solar lights to Ambassador Biriggwa (Uganda) and Ambassador Obame (Gabon)

Closing remarks by Ambassador Ahmed Araita Ali (Djibouti)

Closing remarks by Ambassador Ahmed Araita Ali (Djibouti)

MC (and music), Mitsukita

MC (and music), Mitsukita

Tanslator, Ms. Kumi SekizawaiGraduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo Universityj

Tanslator, Ms. Kumi Sekizawa
iGraduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo Universityj

Volunteer staff of this event, Ms. Chiharu Ohtsuka and Ms. Sawako InadaiGraduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo Universityj

Volunteer staff of this event, Ms. Chiharu Ohtsuka and Ms. Sawako InadaiGraduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo Universityj