MC will actively support education, research and capacity development in order to contribute to the growth and self-reliance of the next generation who will be responsible for tomorrow’s society.
Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program
MC launched the Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program (“MCAGP”) in 2008. Its objective is to help promising young people achieve their dreams of becoming professional artists.
For fine-art students at Japanese universities, opportunities to exhibit their work are rare. The MCAGP invites young artists who graduated within the last three years to submit their artwork to MC, which purchases around 200 of these works every year each at a set price of 100,000 yen. After exhibiting the works at MC and elsewhere, we sell them through public auctions. The proceeds gained from the auctions fund scholarships for aspiring artists. Exhibitions and charity auctions conducted as have given many artists the chance to showcase their work, and some have even received new orders from collectors. It appears that the MCAGP is indeed living up to its name, and opening the way to successful careers in the world of art.
Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship for Studies in Japan
Since fiscal 1991, MC has provided scholarships to international students attending universities in Japan. Since fiscal 2007, MC significantly expanded the scale of the program to provide scholarships to about 100 students each year.
MC holds get-togethers and volunteer activities with the students who have received the scholarship.
Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship
Since 2000, MC has been providing scholarships to university students in various countries around the world, particularly developing countries. In 2010, MC provided scholarships to 487 students from 44 universities in 30 countries.
Support for MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
In partnership with the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, MC has been assisting rural farming villages in India since 2006. Through the establishment of agricultural training centers and irrigation systems (Orissa 2006, Andhra Pradesh 2015), this partnership is providing comprehensive support to improve quality of life.
Support for the Agriculture and Leadership Training Center in the central dry region of Myanmar
MC, together with the OISCA International, supports improvement of livelihood among the rural farming communities through the Agriculture and Leadership Training Center in the central dry region of Myanmar since 2015.
Support for Small Farming Families
Since 2009, MC has been working with Brazil's Odebrecht Foundation to promote social and economic independence of small rural agricultural families in Brazil's southern state of Bahia. This initiative helps to run agricultural training and technology facilities, where the nation's youth learn how to produce and sell environmentally-friendly agricultural products.