Kenji Amioka: „We have to change our way of life, that is a historical mission.“
A windmill and the historical furnace in the Yagata-Higashihida area show history and present.—
Sustainability: made in Japan
Kitakyushu, 800 kilometers south of Tokyo, was the birthplace of Japan´s heavy industry. In the last decades it changed from one of the most polluted cities to a „Green City“. 193 member states of the United Nations pledged to follow the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for sustainability in economy, society and enviroment. Kitakyushu plays a role model. A story for change, the magazine of the Bertelsmann Foundation. Written by Sonja Blaschke.—
The seventeen SDG goals are presented at the main entrance of the Kitakyushu city hall.
Junior high shoolgirls at a workshop at Yaskawa robotics.
At Yaskawa there is hope that „it should be normal to see women engineers at work"
Girls in traditional clothings during the famous „Kokura Gion Matsuri“ in Kitakyushu.
„Eco roof“ with solar panels supplies the Uomachi Gintengai shooping streets with electricity.
Part of SDG #11 for sustainable cities and communities.
Performer at a city festival.
Children in need can get food and mental support at the „Children´s canteen“.
Yukari Ueda and Mieko Masuo are managing the SDG projects in Kitakyushu.
They work in the city hall which is seen in the back.