Scholarship for Chinese Students Majoring in Media
In 2006, TBS established the Scholarship and Training Program with the Communication University of China, which boasts many successful alumni who work in China’s media industry.
Over the past 12 years, 147 students have received scholarships through the program and 68 have been invited to receive training in Japan. 13 TBS employees have visited Beijing to teach seminars at the university.
The program’s centerpiece is the training at TBS. During their 12-day stay in Japan, the Chinese students are given a tour of the program production process and attend seminars by TBS employees. They also travel to Kyoto and Nara, where they visit Toshodaiji, a historic temple founded by a Chinese monk in 759 and the very root of Japan-China exchange. At the end of their training, the students make a short mock program from footage filmed during their stay.
Graduates of this program are already actively involved in Chinese society, with many working at television and radio stations, news services, IT companies, and government organizations. Some have even started their own businesses. TBS hopes these young minds will experience Japan “as it is,” and help promote friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and China.
DigiCon6 ASIA: Supporting Asia’s Young Creators
In 2000, TBS launched a short film contest to spotlight young creators of digital content in Japan. This event was expanded in 2006 to include participants from other Asian nations and evolved into DigiCon6 ASIA, a unique annual contest that receives entries from 13 countries and regions, including Japan. In 2018, Sri Lanka will be participating for the first time.
Every year, TBS invites the creators of each country or region’s winning work to an award ceremony in Tokyo, where the attendees transcend linguistic and national borders and deepen their mutual understanding through visual media. In addition, these creators can share their dreams at screenings, seminars, and workshops TBS holds across Asia.
These young creators, who showcase their skills in clips less than 15 minutes long, help each other refine their techniques and will surely enrich the future of visual expression in Asia.
Corporate Social Responsibility
TBS uses its strengths as a media company to contribute to the sustainable development of society through our broadcasting and other business activities, pursuing corporate social responsibility activities in 3 main areas: the environment, education, and social contributions.