Umi to Nihon Project Public Relations Office “Spo GOMI Koshien 2022 Hokkaido Tournament” winning team “E su” Sapporo Otani High School students paid a courtesy visit to Sapporo Mayor Akimoto

Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office
“Spo GOMI Koshien 2022 Hokkaido Tournament” winning team “Esu” Sapporo Otani High School students paid a courtesy visit to Sapporo Mayor Akimoto
Monday, November 7, 2022

“Spo GOMI Koshien” is a competition in which high school students aged 15 to 18 form teams of three and pick up garbage within a designated area within a time limit of 60 minutes. The purpose of this event is to have people take the issue of litter in the town and the sea as their own by picking up litter while having fun with their friends in a gentle sport.
Sapporo Otani High School (Sapporo, Hokkaido, principal: Yoshinobu Umezu), who won the “Spo GOMI Koshien 2022 Hokkaido Tournament” held on September 25, 2022. We paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Akimoto of Sapporo City to report the results.
This event will be held as part of the “Umi to Nihon Project: CHANGE FOR THE BLUE”, a marine litter countermeasure project promoted by The Nippon Foundation, and planned by the Social Sports Foundation. [Image 1d77920-1310-dfe42041f1552b1c908f-0.jpg&s3=77920-1310-ffc6fb3d29943d8c9b3f2bae9986ae20-679x510.jpg

Event overview
・Date: November 7, 2022 (Monday)
・Venue: Sapporo City Hall
・ Contents (program): Talk (17:00) ~ Photo session (17:15) ~ Winning team coverage (17:20) ~ End (17:25)
Comment from Mayor Akimoto
I am happy that young people like you are interested in the problem of garbage and SDGs.
The national convention will also be an opportunity to think about environmental issues, so please enjoy yourself and do your best. [Image 2d77920-1310-73c6e7c1d27a12e2679a-1.jpg&s3=77920-1310-706a6af0999503f224175ab58700dfb1-602x452.jpg

Winning team comments
I was very nervous when I met the mayor for the first time. I feel honored to have had such a valuable experience by participating in this competition. Also, it was a good experience to talk with the mayor about the environment.
After participating in the Spo GOMI Koshien, even when I went to the beach with my family, I enjoyed picking up litter by myself. Even when I usually take a walk, I became concerned about garbage, and when I found it, I started picking it up.
I would like to take care of the environment. In the final tournament, we will do our best to win the national championship.
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-Organization Profile-
Organization name: General Incorporated Association Social Sports Foundation URL:
Activities: Holding events related to Spo GOMI Koshien, and work necessary for operation.
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In 2018, as part of the Nippon Foundation’s “Umi to Nihon Project”, the goal is to raise the awareness of society as a whole that “no more litter will be thrown into the sea” by making the problem of marine litter a personal matter for each and every citizen. This project has been underway since November 2011.
We will collaborate with stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and citizens to create a marine litter reduction model and disseminate it both domestically and internationally.
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The Nippon Foundation “Sea and Japan Project”
The sea supports the lives of Japanese people in various ways, and sometimes gives us peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project in which children and people all over the country see the current state of environmental deterioration in the sea as something that belongs to them, and spread the circle of action to pass on the sea to the future. is.
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