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September 22, 2011
Japan for Sustainability (JFS)
NIPPONKOA Insurance Co., Ltd.
JFS and NIPPONKOA Announce Full-scale Launch of Miracle Miracle:
Global Community Website for Children
Connects 191 Countries in English and Japanese
Japan for Sustainability (Chief Executive: Junko Edahiro) -- a
non-profit organization that provides environmental information from
Japan to 191 countries -- and NIPPONKOA Insurance Co., Ltd. (President
and CEO: Masaya Futamiya), are pleased to announce the full-scale launch
of a new community website to connect children around the world: Miracle
Miracle -- A Place for Global Kids to Create the Future
The Miracle Miracle website is an online community for young people
around the world (mainly around the age of 10 to 15) who want to think
for themselves about the environment and society, learn from each other,
communicate, and take action. It is such a unique website in Japan that
enables cross-lingual communication between children living in different
parts of the world.
** Website features **
- Gives children around the world the opportunity to connect with each
Miracle Miracle is meant for young people of a similar age who live far
away from each other and have little chance of ever meeting. How do
others live? How do they think? What kind of future do they want? This
website was created with the hope of helping inquisitive children
discover the joys of being connected, the joys of communicating.
- Encourages children to be self-motivated and take action
Our wish is that through this site, children will be able to learn ideas
from friends around the world, learn to think for themselves, and
discover that they really can communicate their ideas. We also hope that
communication through this website will create new opportunities for
young people to work toward a truly happy and sustainable future, in
each town and city, in each country, and across the whole world.
- Fosters global awareness with a bilingual format
An important feature of the website is that it works in both English and
Japanese. English messages are translated and posted in Japanese, and
Japanese messages are translated and posted in English. We hope this
will also excite children's interest in Japan.
** Website Content **
The Miracle Miracle website provides a balanced combination of
communication-oriented and educational content to help children
communicate with each other while acquiring a basic understanding of the
environment and society.
- What Do You Think?
Children answer multiple-choice and open-ended questions pertaining to
common environmental problems, living habits, cultural backgrounds, and
more. Understanding the thoughts of children in other countries will
help lay a foundation for better communication.
-- What do you do with a can or bottle when you are finished with your
- Ask the World
Encourages an exchange of ideas using a Q&A format where children submit
the questions they want to ask their peers around the world.
- How the Earth Works
Provides, using simple language, a basic explanation of mostly
environmental issues such as global warming, energy, and biodiversity.
Children can use this resource as research material or as a guide for
communicating in other sections of the website.
-- Why global warming happens? etc.
- Miracle Report
Delivers a new exciting and inspiring story once every week. Featured
topics include things happening in cities and towns around the world,
how animals live, and the way natural systems work.
-- Used Fire Hoses Are Turned into Suspension Bridge for Orangutans etc.
- Kids Changing the World
Introduces children (or adults when they were children) who, feeling an
intense passion to protect the environment or help people in need, have
taken action and fought for various causes.
-- The Legendary Speech by Severn Cullis-Suzuki etc.
** About the support team **
This site is supported by the environmental nongovernmental organization
Japan for Sustainability (JFS) and NIPPONKOA Insurance Co., Ltd.
** Contact **
Management team (Japan for Sustainability)
Miracle Miracle: Global Community Website for Children
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