Since 1996, Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Asia Ltd. have been hosting a youth program, the Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI), with the aim of nurturing Asia's future leaders. Participants, who are university students selected from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, get together to discuss and better understand local and global issues through the four-day program, which consists a forum, field activities and student workshops. They also have an opportunity to ask questions to esteemed speakers and panelists at the forum. Compiling their learnings and findings from the program, they make a presentation on the final day of the program on their proposals for better solutions of ASEAN's social challenges.
Over 370 alumni are successful in various fields including international organizations, governmental bodies, corporations and NPOs, and enjoy reunion events in each participating country and expand the HYLI networks. See more details (access the website of Hitachi in Singapore)