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February 26, 2022
Toyota, Aiti

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National Institute of Technology, Toyota College
2-1 Eisei
Toyota, Aiti, 4718525
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Gerald Fidler Anak Begeli

My name is Gerald Fidler, and I was born in Malaysia, January 15, 1999. I was enrolled in a Japanese Preparatory course for 2 years in INTEC Education College located in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Graduating from INTEC, I continued my diploma in Toyota Institute of Technology for 3 years, in Toyota city, Aichi, Japan. As of the current moment, I am currently 23 years old, and I am enrolled in the Architecture and Civil Engineering department as an undergraduate student at Toyohashi University of Technology. Throughout my studies, I am able to understand and communicate using 4 languages. Since young, the subject of science and nature has always fascinated me because through science, not only are we able to learn about natural occurrences in detail, but also discover new worlds beyond our own imagination. In my opinion, Mother Nature has given us everything that we need to thrive and gave us reasons to be aware of our own action as a whole species. It may not be obvious what immediate consequences may stem from our actions, but nature has its own ways of responding. One such examples is Global Warming and climate change, which I am sure most of us are aware of. In pursuit of my passion for science and nature, as well as to contribute to society, I decided to enroll in Civil engineering. I was lucky to have been given the chance to continue my higher education in Japan. Given the circumstances, there were times when I had struggled with my Japanese fluency but also, I had gained so much experience that I know I could not get anywhere else. I had the chance to experience the four seasons, Japanese cuisines, and festivals, visit popular sites in Japan and met people from various other countries along the way. I had always been an introvert and a shy person when it comes to talking. I was more of a listener than a talker. Watching videos of public speeches and live commentary online is one of my favorite pastimes. Never had I thought of doing a speech in front of a crowd myself but since the rare opportunity of giving a Tedtalk does not just come by, I thought it would be a great experience to add to my list: to be able to share my passion about nature.

Nicholas Lim Hong Da

Country of origin: Malaysia Alma mater: National Institute of Technology, Toyota KOSEN Current occupation: Third-year student in 豊橋技術科学大学, currently majoring in 情報・知能工学課程 (Information and Intelligence Engineering)

Shintaro Uchida

Born in Aichi prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Department of Information and Computer Engineering; National Institute of Technology, Toyota College; Japan. Now studying at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.

Tomohiko Tagawa

Tomohiko TAGAWA (Ph.D,1982 from Nagoya University)is currently a visiting professor of Aichi Institute of Technology and ex-president of National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Toyota College (2017-2022). He has also served as a professor of chemical engineering and a vice dean of the school of engineering, Nagoya University and honored as a professor emeritus (2017). He has started his research carrier at National Research Council of Canada (1982) on methanol synthesis from CO2, then methane conversion at Tokyo Institute of Technology (1984) and started to apply these studies into sustainable processes by means of chemical engineering, chemical reaction engineering and process intensification at Nagoya University (1988). He has also contributed to the society such as a vice president of The Japan Petroleum Institute, a director of The Society of Chemical Engineers Japan and a Japanese representative of APCRE-ISCRE membership. His enthusiasm on engineering education made him being identified as the president of Toyota KOSEN apart from his researcher’s carrier (2017). He also loved music and had played bassoon at several orchestras such as Nagoya University Orchestra and Parkdale Orchestra (Ottawa).

Yoshiaki Ishikawa

Born in Kira-cho, Aichi Prefecture in 1983. After studying abroad in Alaska, he started his own business in his hometown. After working on M&A of business companies, fundraising and impact evaluation of non-profit organizations in Japan and overseas, he joined Life is Tech. He has been involved in researching the social impact of businesses, fundraising, and developing business plans. Most recently, Life is Tech obtained B Corp certification.

Yutaro Fujimoto

Born in Aichi prefecture, Japan. Now studying at Chuo University, Faculty of Economics, Department of International Economics.

Yuzuki Hayashida

Born in Japan Now studying at Toyoake junior high school, Japan.

Organizing team


Toyota, Japan


Aichi, Japan