Sumitomo awards grant to ITHM faculty

Prof. Harold Bueno with ITHM students.

Prof. Harold Bueno with ITHM students.

FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Assistant Professor Harold Bernardo Bueno was recently announced as a recipient of Sumitomo Foundation’s “Grant for Japan-related Research Projects”.

Prof. Bueno won the grant amounting to $7,500 for his research entitled “Conceptualizing a Framework for Sustainable Farm-to-Table Tourism via Organic Farming: The Case of Japan and South East Asian Region”. A total of 66 studies were deemed eligible out of 565 submissions from different prestigious universities across Asia.

The Sumitomo Foundation is a non-profit grant-making organization established September 25, 1991 by 20 companies of the Sumitomo Group to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Besshi Copper Mine in Shikoku, Japan. The awards are held every year continuously. The purpose is to build international understanding in Asia and Japan through research projects in various fields, to determine or help solve those problems which confront humanity. The grants shall also meet the needs of our times and be international in scope.