Setting up of the Public Relations Booth for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

June 16, 2008

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G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will set up the “Summit Navi-Gate,” a base to disseminate information on the G8 Summit which will be held from July 7 to 9, at “Space Roppongi,” Roppongi, Tokyo, from June 19 (Thu) to July 9 (Wed).
  2. The aim of this PR booth is to let ordinary citizens to feel close to the G8 Summit and show that such international issues as “Environment and Climate Change” and “Development and Africa,” etc., which are main themes at the upcoming G8 Summit, are about to move toward solution through the Summit Meeting.
  3. At the site, there will be a “Theme Zone,” which features the main themes of the Summit, a “Navigation Zone,” which gives information related to the Summit and Toyako (Lake Toya), and a “Communication Zone,” in which the Japanese people as a whole will be able to share a common awareness of the issues.
  4. The main contents of the PR booth:
    • Panel exhibition; explanations on the main themes, Summit and Toyako (Lake Toya)
    • Test on the Summit: Quiz on the main themes of the Summit
    • Feel the Planet Earth: The digital globe will be exhibited, and the visitors will be able to learn the actual situation of global warming.
    • Links with past G8 leaders: One of the chairs used by the leaders at the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit will be exhibited, on which visitors may sit.
    • ‘Tanzaku’ Colorful paper Strips: Following the custom of Tanabata Festival celebrated usually on July 7th, the visitors will be invited to write down their wishes for the future of the Earth on the colored paper strips.
    • Messages from the Cool Earth Ambassadors