TOKYO, JAPAN—June 8 is World Oceans Day, and June is World Oceans Month. In celebration, SEGO Initiative has curated a series of events in Tokyo and online that are open to all.
The event programming is built around the concepts of “putting the #OceanFirst and zoom into Planet Ocean” and exploring “under the ocean, on the ocean, where the land and ocean meet.” Through projections designed to bring the ocean to the city, in some of Tokyo’s most well trafficked areas, such as Meiji Dori and Aoyama Dori, SEGO Initiative aims to showcase the importance of World Ocean Day.
Digital Projection event with TIWAL Japan | Thursday June 8th
Time: 5:00pm – 12:00am each hour
Locations: Dai 25 SY Building on Meiji Dori
Minami Aoyama MA5 Building on Aoyama Dori
The ocean’s health is integral to the health of the planet and all those who inhabit it; To explore
this further, SEGO Initiative has programmed a series of webinars diving deep into our
connection to the ocean through music, and culture, the importance of ocean resources, from
sea to table, and the relationship between fashion and the sea.
The webinar schedule includes
June 8 | Marin Naruse Asian Cultural Council Fellow 2022
June 15 | Dr David Costalago Fisheries Expert-Oceana
June 22 | Ms. Runa Ray Sustainable Luxury Designer
To register for the webinar sessions https://art.segoinitiative.org/sessions/
Launched by long-term Japan residents Michel and Alana BONZI, SEGO Initiative is a grassroots not-for-profit raising awareness around the environmental challenges that face us and the ocean and their systemic interconnectedness. Our projects include the Fujisawa Beach Cleaning Project, the Organic Farming Project, and the Cacao Collective.
About World Ocean Day and United Nations World Oceans Day
The first World Ocean Day was proposed by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development, and celebrated on June 8, 1992. In December 2008, the United Nations General Assembly passed a declaration to officially recognize the day, and it was first celebrated by the United Nations in 2009. The United Nations since has celebrated World Oceans Day in recognition of the ocean’s importance as the sustainer of all life on earth. As the challenges to the ocean continue to grow, so does the need to understand them and to mobilize globally to combat them.