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    TEL to Sponsor the Queen's Ekiden

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    TEL to Sponsor the Queen's Ekiden

    The All Japan Industrial Teams Women's Ekiden—more familiarly known as the Queen’s Ekiden—is the premier women’s ekiden race in Japan. It is contested by teams that qualified from the Princess Ekiden, which acts as a nationwide preliminary race. TEL has sponsored the event since 2010, when the 30th edition of the race was held.

    The race takes place in Miyagi Prefecture.

    The course starts in Matsushima, which is regarded as one of the three great views of Japan, passes through various tourist destinations and urban areas, and finishes in the center of Sendai City. The race is full of drama and provides riveting viewing every year.

    Through its sponsorship of the Queen’s Ekiden, TEL seeks to support the teams of athletes pushing their bodies to the limit for each other, and to promote the revitalization both of Miyagi Prefecture, where the race takes place, and Japan as a whole.

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    Nikkei Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award

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    Nikkei Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award

    Shinichi Hoshi wrote more than 1,000 stories over the course of his life.
    In addition to possessing literary merit, these “scientific works of literature” have also had a significant influence on actual science.

    The Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award is an opportunity for writers to battle it out over ideas and the stories, in the field of “scientific works of literature.” A sponsor of the award since its inauguration, TEL is the patron of the Tokyo Electron Award, which it presents to outstanding submissions.
    The idea of letting one’s imagination run free in the spheres of science and technology shares similarities with the development of cutting-edge technologies at TEL. The company is excited to see what technologies and ideas entrants to the Nikkei Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award come up with—unimaginable ideas and technologies that hint at future societies full of hope.
    The stories submitted to the award depict countless different futures with great imagination. Going forward, TEL will continue to sponsor the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award in the hope that, through the cutting-edge technologies it creates, it will one day to be able to realize these futures.

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    The 16th All Japan Physics Contest "Physics Challenge 2020" Held

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    The 16th All Japan Physics Contest "Physics Challenge 2020" Held

    Physics is the basis of contemporary science and technology, and from the viewpoint of its importance in the semiconductor and flat panel display (FPD) production equipment business, from 2019 TEL has begun to support the Physics Challenge, in which excellent junior and senior high school students, who will perform crucial roles in Japan’s future, participate from all over Japan.

    The Tokyo Electron Prize for this contest was awarded to Junya Yokokura of Mooka High School in Tochigi Prefecture for the most outstanding performance in Round 1 at an award ceremony held on March 26, 2021. This was conducted online from the homes of 734 participants on July 12, 2020 based on a comprehensive evaluation of a “theory test” and an “experimental task report submitted in advance”.

    On September 20, 2020, Yokokura also won the silver prize in Round 2 from about 100 students selected based on their performance in Round 1. This was different from previous years in that there was no “experiment contest”, but only an “online theory test contest” monitored using Zoom.

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    Science Intercollegiate

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    Science Intercollegiate

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) is a featured sponsor of the Science Intercollegiate from the first event.

    Hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the event is a research presentation forum for university natural science undergraduates and students at national institutes of technology. Its purposes include motivating the students by providing an opportunity to present their research, as well as training them to find suitable themes, explore the issues, develop original thoughts, and acquire presentation skills. These abilities will help them become creative scientists and engineers in the future.

    This tenth event was held online from January 25 through February 28, 2021. Sixty members of 40 groups of finalists selected from throughout Japan attended. Up until this point, over 1,900 students have presented research projects.

    This year’s Tokyo Electron Award was presented to Kanako Ichimura, Koharu Aoyama and Jang Seo Young of the Fukuoka Institute of Technology for their study, “Development of Real-Time Load Balancing Measurement System for Patellofemoral and Tibial Femoral Joints in Total Knee Arthroplasty.” This study was highly evaluated for its embodied coordination of the medical and engineering fields as real-time sensing is also an important type of technology for semiconductor production equipment.

    The Kosuke Ishii Award was also newly established at this year’s event. The late Kosuke Ishii, a former advisor for TEL, greatly contributed to the launch of Science Intercollegiate Consortium (SIC), a supporting corporate group for Science Intercollegiate. This award is befitting of Ishii’s motto of “akaruku, tanoshiku, genkiyoku (ATG) (“bright, fun, energetic”). The screening standards for the award are “research based on free thinking outside of the box.” SIC member companies and organizations consult to decide on the awardees. At this year’s event, it was awarded to Ryosuke Suda, Taiki Ishizaki and Masaki Sato of Saitama University for their study, “Development and Performance Evaluation of a Radiation Detector for a Model Satellite CanSat.”

    At the end of the SIC award ceremony, a symposium was held with former members of Science Intercollegiate and engineers from TEL also participated.

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    Tokyo Electron Donates to the Heavy Rain Event of July 2020

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    Tokyo Electron Donates to the Heavy Rain Event of July 2020

    Tokyo Electron(TEL) has decided to donate 100 million yen to Kumamoto prefecture in order to aid quicker recovery from floods and landslides triggered by the Heavy Rain Event of July 2020.

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolences for the victims of torrential rain. We sincerely hope that the afflicted areas can realize a quick recovery.

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    Tokyo Electron Additionally Donates to Support for Measures of Novel Coronavirus

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    Tokyo Electron Additionally Donates to Support for Measures of Novel Coronavirus

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) has decided to donate 100 million yen to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support their global COVID-19 response.

    We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to those who have been affected by pneumonia caused by the Novel Coronavirus. We sincerely hope that this infection will be contained as soon as possible.

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    Tokyo Electron Donates to Support for Control of Novel Coronavirus

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    Tokyo Electron Donates to Support for Control of Novel Coronavirus

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) has decided to donate 10 million yen to support coronavirus outbreak control in China.

    We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to those who have been affected by pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. We sincerely hope that this infection will be contained as soon as possible.

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    Kosen Robot Contest

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    Kosen Robot Contest

    The Institute of National Colleges of Technology holds a robotics contest among its colleges each year. Teams of students at Colleges of Technology (Kosen) throughout Japan use their technical skills and imagination to build ingenious robots and compete in this event, known as Kosen Robot Contest (Robocon).
    The rules and requirements for the contest change significantly from year to year. The students have been given increasingly challenging tasks in recent years, such as making two-legged robots pick up and stack objects in a pile, building robots that move in a cute and appealing way, or making ones that can accurately throw balls into designated goals. Because this is a tournament-style competition, the durability of robots is a major factor as well as the teams’ ability to service the robots. In addition to the robots’ capabilities, the game strategy and communication skills between the operator and other members also play an important part.

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) supports this event with the expectation that the students will find excitement and joy of manufacturing through the real-world competition, and encourages them to be seekers of new challenges. As a sponsor, the company presents Tokyo Electron Special Awards at regional and national competitions, and also sets up a sponsor’s booth for exhibition.
    To find out more, please go to the Kosen Robocon website.

    The challenge for this year’s contest was “drying the laundry” ( a national contest was held on November 24, 2019, at the Ryogoku Kokugikan indoor sporting arena in Tokyo.). The winners were determined by the number of items (T-shirts, bath towels, and sheets) hung out to dry, and how neatly they were hung, on three laundry poles of different heights. The robots showed great individuality, quickly and neatly hanging the laundry items with some surprising ideas, while the venue was filled with the passionate and delighted cries of supporters.
    The National Institute of Technology, Nagano College, received a Special Award from TEL for a unique idea that produced an Aha! moment.

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    Tohoku Forum for Creativity

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    Tohoku Forum for Creativity

    The Tohoku Forum for Creativity (TFC) is the first international visitor research institute in Japan hosted by Tohoku University. The TFC's founding motto is to strive for "a fellowship of knowledge open to the world, where people can gather, learn, and create." The TFC hosts a series of research programs focused on specific themes, which are strategically chosen from various scientific disciplines by weighing the challenges facing mankind and the trend in world affairs. For each program, Nobel laureates and other authorities on the theme are invited from around the world to meet with junior researchers and students at Tohoku University, and the group can stay at the Tokyo Electron House of Creativity on campus for one to three months to work on a research project without distraction.

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) is actively supporting the efforts to educate and nurture future generations, in accordance with our corporate principle of "contributing to the development of a dream-inspiring society through our leading-edge technologies and reliable service and support." We also consider it an important duty to help enliven and invigorate the Tohoku Region where our manufacturing bases are located. As TFC is a project that could turn these two visions into reality, we've embraced its aims and have been giving it our full support since its inception in 2013.
    The program will provide opportunities for promising young researchers to associate with world-class professionals, inspiring them to take a global perspective in their pursuits. TEL hopes to combine its technological expertise with the fresh vision and intellectual passion of young researchers, contributing to the progress and prosperity of society for years to come.

    In the TFC theme program open call for participants for FY2021 program, the theme "Designing the Human-Centric IoT Society" proposed by TEL and Tohoku University was adopted.
    The kick-off symposium was held at TFC in October 2019. Over 60 people participated, including academic societies, industry, and citizens of Sendai.
    Prior to this, a workshop was also held in September with 25 students and 5 TEL employees. This theme was discussed through industry-academia collaboration.

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    Tokyo Electron Donates to Typhoon Hagibis Relief and Recovery Efforts

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    Tokyo Electron Donates to Typhoon Hagibis Relief and Recovery Efforts

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) has decided to donate 10 million yen in order to aid quicker recovery from the Typhoon Hagibis.

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolences for the victims of this disaster. We sincerely hope that the afflicted areas can realize a quick recovery.

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    "2019 Saga Sobun" All Japan High School Cultural Festival Held

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    "2019 Saga Sobun" All Japan High School Cultural Festival Held

    The 43rd All Japan High School Cultural Festival, cultural counterpart of the All-Japan Inter High School Athletics Championships, was held in Saga Prefecture from July 27 to August 1. Around 20,000 high school students participated from all over Japan. In the natural science category, those who had successfully passed the applicant screening process gave presentations on the results of their autonomous research in physics, chemistry, biology and geoscience.

    Approving of support for the fostering of autonomy in high school students’ research activities, TEL has been a co-sponsor of the natural science category since the 38th festival, held in 2014, as one part of our “human resource development,” which is a TEL FOR GOOD priority field.

    Large numbers of students and teachers stopped by the TEL booth set up at the venue, exchanges with students being enjoyed while having them know more about TEL through the “Element Cards,” “Element Quiz” and other activities.

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    Support for areas affected by torrential rain in western Japan in July 2018 and the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

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    Support for areas affected by torrential rain in western Japan in July 2018 and the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

    The number of victims resulting from torrential rain that occurred in western Japan in July 2018 was the largest recorded of all torrential rain disasters for the Heisei era(1989-2019).

    In addition, the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake that occurred in September of the same year, caused a large amount of damage, and much time is being spent in recovery efforts.

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) sincerely hopes that the areas affected can realize a quick recovery, and made relief donations to this end.

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    Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative

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    Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative

    Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative is a public-private effort led by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), aimed at supporting young people aspiring to become leading members of the global community. The national project started in 2013 with a goal of sending 10,000 high-school and university students abroad over the seven years through 2020. Tokyo Electron (TEL) has been supporting this program from the very beginning, as the company believes such a far-sighted education initiative helps young people pursue their international ambitions, giving an unending momentum to businesses and society.

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    Table for Two

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    Table for Two

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) headquarters’ cafeteria solaé now offers a Table for Two self-serve salad bar, the price of which includes a 10-yen donation that is matched by TEL. This 20 yen for each purchase is donated to the non-profit Table for Two International organization to provide one school lunch to a child in a developing country. Fresh vegetable salad keeps TEL employees healthy, while children in developing countries receive nutrition, so this is a win-win for all involved.
    Similarly, employee cafeterias at several TEL sites (Esashi, Yamato, Akasaka, Fuchu, Yamanashi, and Koshi) joined in the Onigiri (i.e., rice ball) Action program in October 2017 for the second consecutive year. The donation program was implemented to celebrate World Food Day (October 16), which was established by the United Nations in 1981 to promote worldwide awareness for those who suffer from hunger.

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