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A CALL TO MEN Unites People Globally to Celebrate and Inspire Healthy Manhood

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Actors, activists, athletes – Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Arquette,
Rainn Wilson, Matt Walsh, Zainab Salbi, Anthony Rapp, Mark Herzlich and
Jonathan Stewart – join the violence prevention organization “A CALL TO
MEN” in their call to STAND TOGETHER in a shared pursuit of respect,
equity and value for all

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FathersDay–A CALL TO MEN today announced a campaign that celebrates all the men,
male-identified people, fathers and father figures who are committed to
helping raise the next generation of manhood. A CALL TO MEN teaches that
embracing and supporting a healthy manhood promotes male authenticity
and prevents all forms of gender-based violence.

The campaign features celebrities and thousands of other committed
people who have rallied around the violence prevention organization’s
call to celebrate all the positive things that healthy manhood means to
them. In partnership with technology platform, WeAre8, that enables
brands to sponsor millions of people to share content across social, A
CALL TO MEN, was able to amplify their movement to elevate healthy
manhood. The result: thousands of people sharing a video that creates a
virtual human chain of unity to visualize the power of standing together
against gender-based violence.

Click HERE
for the social share video featuring select influencers. Click HERE
to view the full-length video featuring influencers, friends and

At A CALL TO MEN, we know that embracing and promoting a healthy
manhood increases male authenticity and prevents gender-based violence
and discrimination,” said Tony Porter, CEO of A CALL TO MEN. “We are
honored to have the support of WeAre8 and so many people committed to
using their influence and platform to spur positive social change.”

Actor Rainn Wilson shared, “Healthy manhood means being able to be
vulnerable, kind, compassionate and soft when necessary. And the
greatest skill for any father or man? Being able to LISTEN and LEARN
with humility, especially from women.”

Actress Evan Rachel Wood added, “Healthy Manhood is allowing my son to
be a whole person and teaching him that feelings are not a sign of

This is a beautiful celebration of what manhood can be and the freedom
it can bring to the next generation of men and boys and to all of
humanity,” Porter said.

WeAre8 CEO, Sue Fennessy, commented on the platform’s partnership with
the organization, “We are passionate about making social impact through
all of our brand programs and as a mother of three sons, I am excited to
support this celebration of healthy manhood.”

To learn more about A CALL TO MEN’s mission, visit their website

A CALL TO MEN is inviting everyone to participate in the campaign as it
will continue beyond Father’s Day and the video will be updated as more
people submit photos. There are three ways to participate:

from the app store and accept your exclusive
sponsorship offer for A CALL TO MEN. For every video shared through the
app, WeAre8 will make a donation in your name to A CALL TO MEN.

online to support A CALL TO MEN initiatives.

3. POST your photo with a statement of what #HealthyManhood means
to you. Post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag us @acalltomen.


The WeAre8
platform enables brands to micro-target millions of people and turn them
into brand advocates at scale, while making significant social impact.
Rather than bombarding people with ads, brands can sponsor millions of
targeted individuals to create content or share branded videos across
social media (with all the required tags and FTC guidelines) – receiving
stronger ROI than paid social ads and access to first party data.


A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful
manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents
all forms of gender-based violence. A CALL TO MEN is a violence
prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male
socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing
violence against all women and girls. For more information, visit
Follow A CALL TO MEN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @acalltomen.


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Mitsubishi Electric to Conduct Trial of “Dynamic Sign”, Aiming for International Standardization

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will conduct a formal trial of its “dynamic sign”, a new technology that allows the projection of animated images such as directions and alerts onto the floors of public facilities and other buildings. The venue for the trial, which aims to advance the international standardization of symbols used in dynamic sign as well as their application, will be the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Chofu City, Tokyo. The trial will be conducted during the men’s international wheelchair basketball competition “Mitsubishi Electric WORLD CHALLENGE CUP 2019” being hosted there from August 29 to September 1, 2019.

The trial will be conducted as part of the “International Standardization of Dynamic Sign” initiative, a joint effort by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Mitsubishi Electric, part of a project commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to the Japanese Standards Association.

The deployment of dynamic sign will make it easier and more convenient for visitors to find their way around large facilities. Mitsubishi Electric aims to thereby contribute to the realization of a society affording everyone equal ease of access, as well as to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

For the full text, please visit:


Customer Inquiries

Industrial Design Center

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Media Inquiries

Takeyoshi Komatsu

Public Relations Division

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Tel: +81-3-3218-2346

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Heilind Asia will Exhibit at I.C.E Booth L05 in NEPCON Vietnam 2019

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HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From 11th to 13th September 2019, NEPCON Vietnam 2019 will take place at International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Heilind Asia will exhibit at I.C.E Booth L05 together with its suppliers TE Connectivity, Alpha Wire, Molex, PEM, Cinch, Heyco, Metz and Panduit; displaying the latest products and solutions.

NEPCON Vietnam 2019, Vietnam’s only exhibition on SMT, testing technologies, equipment and supporting industries for electronics manufacturing, an all-in-one platform under the theme of “360º Manufacturing Integration.” Heilind Asia will display the latest electronic components and solutions, including but not limited to the brands of TE Connectivity, Alpha Wire, Molex, PEM, Cinch, Heyco, Metz and Panduit to visitors. Nepcon Vietnam 2019 is a unique showcase for the latest products and solutions in the rapidly growing Asian markets.

As authorized distributor for more than 100 world leading manufacturers, Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect and electromechanical products.

About Heilind Electronics:

Founded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. ( is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories, insulation & identification, fastener/hardware and sensor products. Heilind has over 40 facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore and China.

Heilind Asia Pacific ( commenced operations in Dec 2012, and now has 23 locations throughout Asia. Its industry leading service offering to customers in Asia Pacific is the result of a commitment to the belief of “Distribution As It Should Be”. Learn more at and on Facebook, WeChat, Weibo and Twitter.



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“Juntos!! Japan-Latin America and the Caribbean Exchange Program”: Visit to Japan by the SICA Group and Cuba Group

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of the “Juntos!! Japan-Latin America and the Caribbean Exchange Program” promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 25 government officials, journalists, and experts from the 7 member countries of the System of Central American Integration (SICA) and Cuba will visit Japan from August 27 to September 4.

The group of visitors will visit companies and local governments in Tokyo and Hokkaido that are active in climate change and disaster prevention. The purpose of this invitation is to provide a broad understanding of the politics, economy, society, culture, history, and foreign policy of Japan and provide an opportunity for an understanding of the diversity of Japan though regional visits for the development of relationships between Japan and Latin America based on a deep mutual understanding.

It is hoped that this exchange program will strengthen the relationship between Japan and Latin America and that the participants will actively communicate Japan’s foreign policy stance and the appeal of Japan, etc.

*Objectives of the Juntos!! Japan-Latin America and the Caribbean Exchange Program

• Motivate people to become friendly toward Japan and to want to learn about Japan, deepen ties between Japan and Latin America, and expand the foundations of Japan’s foreign policy by encouraging an understanding of Japan’s foreign policy toward Latin America and the current status of such policy among people from Latin American and Caribbean countries who can be expected to contribute to strengthening relationships with Japan in various areas.

• Have the participants actively communicate Japan’s foreign policy stance and the appeal of Japan, etc. to contribute to improvements in the external image of Japan in international society and the furtherance of sustainable interest in Japan.

[Planned itinerary]

August 27 (Tuesday)

Arrival to Japan, visit to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, orientation, and briefing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

August 28 (Wednesday)

Briefing by the Ministry of the Environment, briefing by JICA, visit to Akihabara, and experiencing the Sumida Kinshicho Kawachi Ondo Big Bon Dance

August 29 (Thursday)

Visit to Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park and Sona Area Tokyo, visit to Odaiba, Parliamentary Vice-Minister courtesy visit (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and visit to Imperial Palace and Nijubashi

August 30 (Friday)

Travel to Hokkaido

Niseko Town

August 31 (Saturday)

Participation in Toyako Lake Mount Usu Meister Network Half Day Program, cruise on Toyako Lake, and visit to Mt. Usu Ropeway

September 1 (Sunday)

Visit to Tomari Nuclear Power Plant, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and Otaru City

September 2 (Monday)

Travel to Tokyo

Visit to Toyosu Market, Toyota Mega Web, and JRC Nihon Musen

September 3 (Tuesday)

Visit to Furuno Electric, holding workshop, reporting meeting, and reception held by head of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau

September 4 (Wednesday)

Departure from Japan


Contact information for inquiries on this matter

Juntos!!2019 Secretariat

JTB Corporation, Kasumigaseki Business Division, Representative: Emi Sendoda, Takashi Komatsu

[TEL] +81-3-6737-9262 Weekdays 9:30-17:30 (not open on weekends and national holidays)

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