OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- At CES 2021, Panasonic Corporation announced the future opening of #akerue, a new center dedicated to providing creative learning experiences for children. #akerue is an expansion of #risupia, the science museum for the next generation of leaders, located in the #panasoniccentertokyo (3-5-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo), a #corporate Global Communications Hub for #panasonic and is set to open April 3, 2021.1
In 2006, #panasonic opened #risupia, a hands-on museum, with the goal to increase children's interest and curiosity in science and mathematics and to support the educational development of the next generation as part of its #corporate citizenship activities. Since then, #risupia has welcomed a total of 4.6 million visitors, including educational institutions, children and their parents, and has contributed to the improvement of math and science skills as well as supporting human resources development in society.
AkeruE, an expansion of #risupia, will serve as a space to foster creativity in children, provide engaging learning experiences and equip them with skills to create new solutions.
As represented by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 by the United Nations, it is becoming more important to develop the skills to identify and take positive actions to resolve various social issues in an era of increasing unpredictability and dramatic changes.
AkeruE will deal with a wide range of crossover subjects in STEAM2 education. In its initial year, #panasonic will promote joint activities with Katie Ledecky, World Champion swimmer and Olympic Gold medalist, who serves as Panasonic's official ambassador promoting STEM education opportunities in the United States.3
Panasonic will continue to contribute to society by supporting children's creative actions and next-generation development.
What is #akerue, #panasonic Creative Museum?
The name #akerue refers to opening up (akeru in Japanese) the potential of children's intellectual curiosity and inspiring (Eureka4) them to take creative actions.
As a space to develop children's intellectual curiosity and their inspiration, #akerue provides children with hands-on learning experiences, and creating works and solutions. The exhibited works combine elements of a science museum where children learn scientific principles and elements of an art museum where children find issues in the beauty of the works. By creating spaces and offering workshops that help children participate in projects where they create works and come up with solutions, #akerue will provide them with opportunities for giving shape to their ideas.
Furthermore, #akerue will explore ways to collaborate with diverse stakeholders including young people, educators, and local activists, aiming to develop opportunities and communities for all human resources and generations, including children, to learn together and create the future.
4. Eureka is the Greek term meaning inspiration.
AkeruE, #panasonic Creative Museum: Area overview
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closes early for the time being to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
To be determined
2F and 3F, #panasonic Center Tokyo
3-5-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, #tokyo 135-0063
[Planning and production] Loftwork Inc.
[Visual identity design] Tomohiro Okazaki, SWIMMING
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