Exhibitions and social events in Japan
ITTO and the City of Yokohama, in collaboration with Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Forestry Agency, have produced a poster to raise awareness among Yokohama citizens of the important role of tropical forests in planetary wellbeing and ITTO’s work to promote sustainable forestry in the tropics.
ITTO participated in Global Festa Japan on the weekend of 30 September and 1 October 2023. The event, which was held at the Tokyo International Forum, is one of Japan's largest annual gatherings of public- and private-sector organizations for the advancement of international cooperation, social contribution and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2023/08/24ITTO Executive Director Sheam Satkuru and staff members welcomed nearly 60 guests from the Government of Japan, the City of Yokohama, foreign missions in Japan, private associations and non-governmental organizations to ITTO headquarters at the Pacifico-Yokohama building on 31 July 2023 to enjoy a brilliant display of fireworks, or hanabi, as part of the 2023 Minato-Mirai Smart Festival.
ITTO was an active participant in the international conference, “Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Sustainable Development with Special Emphasis to Mangrove Ecosystems”, which was held at Yokohama National University on 11–13 January 2023.
On 20 July 2021, ITTO helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Yokohama International Organizations Center, the beautiful facilities that have hosted ITTO since 1991. The City of Yokohama’s strong support for ITTO and other international organizations through the Center is a clear demonstration of its determination to help solve global issues through international cooperation.
ITTO Director for Reforestation and Forest Management, Hashiramoto Osamu, delivered a lecture on 20 February 2021 at the Yokohama International Forum, held virtually, on the contributions of tropical forests and ITTO to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presentation discussed the important role of sustainable tropical forest management in addressing major global challenges, including climate change, poverty and biodiversity loss, and in building back better. Mr Hashiramoto noted that products harvested in sustainably managed forests are viable alternatives for many unsustainable materials and therefore can help in achieving several of the SDGs.
2020/02/15ITTO Secretariat staff member Ramón Carrillo delivered a lecture on 15 February 2020 at the Yokohama International Forum in Yokohama, Japan, on the contributions of tropical forests and ITTO to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presentation explored the role of sustainably managed productive tropical forests and the associated trade of timber and other forest products in addressing major global challenges, including climate change, poverty and biodiversity loss. In particular, said Mr Carrillo, products harvested in sustainably managed forests are viable alternatives to many less-environmentally friendly, unsustainable materials and therefore can help in achieving several of the SDGs.
2019/08/16ITTO participated in the 2019 “kodomo adventure”, which took place in Yokohama, Japan, on 15–16 August 2019. The event provided opportunities for children and their parents to feel closer to trees, forests and wood products. It was organized by the Housing and Architecture Bureau of the City of Yokohama, and approximately 400 participants took part.
2019/07/13Nearly 60 dignitaries from the Government of Japan, the City of Yokohama, foreign missions in Japan, private associations and non-governmental organizations gathered at ITTO headquarters on 13 July 2019 to enjoy the fireworks festival, or hanami. The fireworks were viewed from the fifth-floor office’s responsibly sourced tropical hardwood deck, which was installed in 2018 by the City of Yokohama to mark the City’s longstanding support for ITTO and to promote sustainable forest management in the tropics.
2019/03/23You are never too young to learn about tropical forest! ITTO hosted an origami session during the Green Earth Day Festival on 23 March 2019, as part of the celebrations in Japan for the International Day of Forests. Origami is a fun way to find out more about the goods and services that forests provide.