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NEC World Children's Nature Club to be held in six regions around the World

- Children from China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan exchange opinions and ideas using IT and communications technologies -

Tokyo, Japan - March 10, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP) today announced that they will hold an environmental education program, the "NEC World Children's Nature Club," for three days from March 19 to 21. This program will provide children from China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan with an opportunity to exchange ideas and information using IT and communications technologies.

NEC World Children's Nature Club, started in 2008, is held every year to help children develop an awareness of the natural environment and a global perspective. It also helps to affirm the potential of using IT and communications technologies within environmental education. This year, children from Indonesia will take part in the program for the first time. The children from the six regions will experience nature firsthand and enjoy cross-cultural exchange through a video conference system with the help of NEC local affiliates in each region.

"NEC globally conducts activities based on its Principles for Conserving Biodiversity to contribute to biodiversity conservation, which is one of the pillars of the NEC Group Environmental Management Action Plan 2017/2030," said Naoko Morizane, Department Manager, CSR Promotion and Social Contributions Office, NEC Corporation. "Looking forward, NEC will continue to promote environmental education as part of its social contribution activities by organizing programs like the NEC World Children's Nature Club."

The Overview of the NEC World Children's Nature Club 2016 is as follows:

1. Date: March 19 to 21, 2016
2. Organizers: China: NPO Beijing Tianxiaxi Education Center
Indonesia: Indonesia office, Japan Environmental Education Forum
Japan: Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project
Philippines: Cordillera Green Network (CGN)
Malaysia: Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sabah Forestry Department
Taiwan: Kuan-shu Educational Foundation
3. Sponsor: NEC Corporation
4. Support: Ministry of the Environment
5. Partners: NEC (China), NEC Indonesia, NEC Philippines, NEC Telecom Software Philippines, NEC Corporation of Malaysia and NEC Taiwan
6. Venues: China: Yanshan School, Miyun District, Beijing (tentative)
Indonesia: Mount Halimun Salak National Park, Bogor
Japan: Yamanashi Prefectural Yatsugatake Nature Center
Malaysia: Rainforest Discovery Center, Sabah
Philippines: St. Paul's Monastery, Trinidad
Taiwan: Satoyama Nature School, Miaoli County
7. Participants: 60 children between the ages of 10 and 12 (10 children from each region)
8. Program: Through this program, children share the excitement and sense of discovery they experienced from playing and doing their local sports and games with children from other regions, developing a local perspective to understand the uniqueness of their own culture, environment and sports, and a global perspective to learn about the differences of other regions with different cultures.


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