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This event occurred on
March 10, 2024
Toyota, Aiti

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National Institute of Technology, Toyota College
2-1 Eisei
Toyota, Aiti, 4718525
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Lina Siev

I am currently an international student at the Toyota Institute of Technology, majoring in Architecture. Before moving to Japan, I completed my high school education in Cambodia, my home country. After graduating from high school, I was invited to speak at Genuine Table Cambodia, where I shared tips on preparing for the national examination and self-study strategies to achieve a Grade A. Following this, I was selected to participate in the development of a data analytics proposal for the ASEAN Data Science Explorers 2020. The program aims to strengthen the ASEAN Community by enhancing data science skills and employability. In 2021, I volunteered with Junior Chamber International (JCI), an organization dedicated to improving the safety and quality of care in the international community through education. That same year, I was honored to be chosen as a recipient of the MEXT Scholarship, a four-year program for the college of technology. Regarding my interests and hobbies, I am passionate about planning trips and exploring new places, particularly those of architectural significance. This pursuit brings me joy and enriches my knowledge. I take pleasure in sightseeing, admiring diverse buildings, and delving into their architectural wonders. Beyond traveling, I am also devoted to reading, journaling, and drawing. I am a meticulous planner who likes to prepare well in advance. Although I sometimes worry excessively, this habit ensures that I am always well-prepared. I dedicate time to exploring my curiosities independently, which not only fosters my creativity but also enhances my self-awareness. Annually, I make it a ritual to list my goals, such as securing internships or volunteering opportunities, and I meticulously plan each step of the preparation process to meet all eligibility criteria for participation.

Millicent Dumalaog

Mimi Dumalaog, A PhD student and Company Founder, has long believed that pursuing your passion is the key to finding happiness in work… until she experienced crushing and burning after making a career out of her passion. In this talk, she shares the debunks the idea of pursuing your passion and instead offers an alternate path for students.

Ratnar Sam

Architectural designer and digital fabrication, specializing in sustainable design through the integration of parametric principles. Proficient in architectural design, laser cutting, CNC machining, and 3D printing, I leverage technology to create environmentally conscious solutions. Committed to using local and recycled materials, my aim reflects a passion for innovative design practices that merge parametric design with digital fabrication for sustainable architecture.

Shinsuke Hori

Harry, as he puts it, “has no impressive background”. Even though he studied in the States and opened his businesses in Cambodia and Philippines, Harry considers himself an “ordinary Japanese” who chose to do extraordinary things by committing to a life’s mission. In this talk, Harry shared how he evolved from simply focusing on his dance club in university (instead of studying) to building a Startup company with a mission of helping people. What made a difference was, he found his mission in life. He wants to encourage the listeners to find their mission in life too.

大介Daisuke 玉村Tamamura

1979年9月3日生まれ 東海学園大学経営学部経営学科を卒業後、職業を転々としながら、自分自身の生き方を求め続けていたところ、アナスタシアの思想と出会い、オーガニック農業に転身。肩書も学歴もなし、そんな人間が実績を作り、多くの人たちに対し、純粋な意図は実現される事実を人々に伝え、人々が勇気を持って行動できるようにと、愛知県知多半島にて無農薬、無化学肥料の農業を展開するとともに、畜産の問題である排泄物を生体融合型光触媒により短期間で良質な発酵資材に変えることに成功。発酵資材は農家やゴルフ場へと流通を拡大している。日本が古来から受け継いできた発酵技術と大地を浄化する活動を通じて第一次産業の活性化に取り組む。

Organizing team


Toyota, Japan


Toyota, Japan
  • Keita Tsuzuki