Donation Ceremony of My Son Sanctuary Documentary Film,Vietnam
Mitsubishi Corporation sponsored UNESCO to make a quality documentary film on My Son Sanctuary World Heritage in Quang Nam Province (Central of Vietnam) . This film will be shown at media space of My Son Sanctuary. Film DVD will be sold to visitors, and funds by this sales will be appropriated to preservation activities in My Son Sanctuary. Mitsubishi Corporation believe this project will help to attract more visitors and to promote significant value of My Son World Heritage site among visitors and local people and encourage them to participate in the preservation of the world heritage.
Supporting Small Scale Coffee Growers "Forest Ranger Families Program", Colombia
From year 2008, Mitsubishi Corporation has been supporting Colombian small coffee growers who are exposed to the threat of illegal production like cocaine.
This social contribution is to donate financial support to the Governmental Program which facilitates the delivery of equipment and infrastructure improvement to small farmers including training and skills development by agricultural expert’s assistance. This Program benefits 2,880 small coffee growers in 9 departments in 10 years in total.
We conducted the ceremony of donation for this year on February 26th. We plan to support 288 small coffee growers in Narino department this year.
International Exchange Sponsorship･Universities in Shandong China
16 students and 2 teachers from 4 of the universities in Shandong Province (Qingdao University, Shandong University, Shandong Normal University and Yantai University) visited MC Head Office on Jan 25, and were presented with a introduction on the operation of MC as a whole and the activity on CSR in China through DVD. After a extensive exchange during lunch with MC staff, the students were then showed around to the CSR presentation corner "MC FOREST" in the same building.
The students expressed their full understanding and deep reflection on MC's Three Corporate Principle and CSR activity.
The visit was arranged following the educational program aiming at international exchange in 2012. Besides the visit to MC and other companies of MC Group, the students also had a chance to exchange with their counterparts in Japanese university, and visited the famous sightseeing spots in various places in Japan.
Supporting the establishment of Japan Information and Study Center at Andhra University, India
On December 14, the Inauguration Ceremony of "Japan Information and Study Center" at Andhra University was held in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. Mitsubishi Corporation supported the establishment of this center with the aim of providing a better opportunity to the students to learn Japanese Language and Japanese culture. There will be many books and audio material equipped in the center and will be utilized by the students.
Providing Support for Environment Diary Program ,Sri Lanka
Initiated by Green Cross Japan, the Environment Diary Program is a way of encouraging children - the leaders of our future - to think about the environment. In keeping such diaries, elementary school students are encouraged to not only write about environmental initiatives but to share their ideas and turn them into action.
MC supported the launch of this project in Sri Lanka Since 2012. Approximately 7,200 5th grade elementary school students took part over a three month period.4 winners were eventually selected and invited to an award ceremony in Tokyo. The winners also visit MC's head office, where they gave their impressive speeches and MC’s CSR station "MC FOREST".
Sponsorship of the performance tour in Japan by Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra from El Sistema Youth Orchestra of Caracas, Venezuela
As the principal partner, Mitsubishi Corporation has supported the performance tour in Japan by Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra from El Sistema Youth Orchestra of Caracas, which is one of the El Sistema's 40 years anniversary programs.
El Sistema is a youth education program of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in which children are provided music education and the organized lives in orchestra to protect them from poverty-oriented crimes and delinquencies. Now being a globally acclaimed orchestra, similar programs are introduced not only in other Latin American countries but also in Northern America and Europe, for its successful outcomes on education and social welfare improvements.
MC will continue our contribution to provide solutions to social issues in Venezuela, to promote cultural activities and to develop Japan-Venezuela relationship even further.
MC provides Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship for Studies in Japan and holds networking event
Since fiscal 1991, as part of its social contribution activities, MC has operated a scholarship fund that supports international students attending universities in Japan. MC is currently paying scholarships to 100 students from 51 Universities. On Friday,16 October 2015, MC invited international students to Head Office and held a networking event, providing them with an opportunity to visit MC FOREST, Former Residence of Iwasaki Family and participate in exchange meeting. They had Group Discussion about how they plan to use their study abroad experience in Japan.
"Mitsubishi Friendship Cup" Grassroots Football 5-a-side Competition in 2015
The First "Mitsubishi Friendship Cup" Grassroots Football 5-a-side Competition began on Oct.10, 2015. This Competition is sponsored by seven companies of the Mitsubishi Group, including Mitsubishi Corporation, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (China), Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Mitsubishi Materials and Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
With a view to enhancing the grassroots participation in parasports, this Competition aims at encouraging more people with impairments to take part in and enjoy sports.
A total of 19 football teams with 222 players from 8 provinces of China including Beijing, Shanghai, Shandong, Jiangxi and Fujian gathered in Beijing for the event, organized by the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities. After the one-week Qualification Trial, the Cup Finals were held on Oct. 17. The Mitsubishi Group provided 80 volunteers to assist with the event.
Donating picture books to indigenous children, Australia
On the 2nd of September, 2015, NPO Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) hosted a launch event in relation to "Indigenous Literacy Day" at the Sydney Opera House. ILF is an NPO aiming to raise literacy levels among indigenous children living in remote communities. This year, Mitsubishi Corporation donated A$50,000 to ILF's book supply program and approx. 7,200 books will be delivered to remote indigenous communities soon. Nearly 300 school children joined ILF at the launch event and enjoyed great music performance by ILF ambassodors, book-reading by indigenous students, and book swapping with other participants. 10 staff from Mitsubishi Australia and Tokio Marine Sydney Branch jointly assisted this special day as event management volunteers and worked proactively before and during the event.
Internship for Brazilian students in Japan related to “Ciência sem fronteiras”, Brazil
From August 25th (Tue) to September 4th (Fri), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries LTD, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Kirin Holdings and Mitsubishi Corporation implemented an Internship for Brazilian students in Japan related to “Ciência sem Fronteiras” *.
We provided site visits to the companies in addition to lectures about the history of Mitsubishi and our three corporate principles (三綱領) for promoting Mitsubishi's Activity.
We would like to contribute to the sustenable growth of Brazilian society, cooperating with Brazilian human resources development through this internship program.
* “Ciência sem fronteiras”
In 2011, Brazilian Government launched a policy of supporting study abroad of Brazilian students in the science and engineering majors. The government supported overseas studies of around 100,000 people in the five years up to 2015, and it is starting its second phase, from 2015 to 2019, aiming to strengthen the competitiveness of Brazilian science and technology. Japanese universities have also started receiving these students.
Abu Dhabi High Scool Camp ～ Mitsubishi Study Tour ～
Since fiscal 2012, as part of International contribution programs, MC has provided Mitsubishi Study Tour in Japan for Applied Technology High School Students in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E in order for them to feel Japanese High-technology and to grow global perspectives.
In fiscal 2015 from July 20 to August 4, seven (7) boy students visited Mitsubishi Factories/Offices in Japan thanks to great professional coordination by Mitubishi Group Companies, MHI, MELCO and MMC and they did have wrap up meetimg in MC's head office on July 30, 2015.
The Tree-planting Activity of MC in Inner Mongolia of China in 2015
The cooperation between MC and the China Green Foundation dates back to 2005 with continuous tree-planting activities in provinces including Hebei, Guizhou and etc. in China. With the initiation of the desertification prevention and afforestation program in Inner Mongolia of China last year, MC support planting sacsaoul(Haloxylon), which is of tenacious vitality and effectively contributes to the desertification prevention and ecological environment enhancement, in the desert region covering an area of around 181 acres. The sacsaoul(Haloxylon)can also be used as the host of the traditional Chinese medicine Cistanche deserticola. It is hoped that its economic value can make contribution to the promotion of the living standard of the local people as well.
In addition to the financial assistance, 48 employees from 11 branch offices of MC China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and etc. took participation in the tree-planting activity in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China as volunteers from June 5 to June 7, 2015. They carried out exchange and communication activities with local pupils and brought them presents. Planting trees together with local people, the volunteers have a deeper understand and more intimate knowledge of the importance of afforestation for the desert region and the significance of environmental protection in daily lives.
Japan Association for the World Food Programme Charity Walk: 'Walk the World'
The Japan Association for the World Food Programme (an NPO supporting the United Nations World Food Programme's mission of fighting hunger worldwide) hosted a charity walk called 'Walk the World' on 24 th May 2015.
Taking place on a Sunday morning, the event attracted 4,212 participants including 45 participants from Mitsubishi Corporation and Group Company's employees and families. The diverse crowd, ranging from adults to children, enjoyed a leisurely 5-10km walk along Yokohama's scenic Minato-Mirai Bay, and in doing so made a significant contribution towards the organisation's aim of raising funds for children.
Supporting drinking water quality and quantity monitoring database project, Mongolia
In 2014, Mitsibishi Corporation supported drinking water quality and quantity monitoring database project in Southgobi Prefecture of Mongolia. This project aims for improving knowledge of local population about water issue and contributing to water resource protection while the it has become an serious environmental issue along with recent rapid development of mining sector in the country.
Implementation organization collected monthly data of water quality and quantity from 45 wells in 14 subdivisions of Southgobi Prefecture, followed by reporting the results monthly to the international database of the World Water Monitoring Agency. Collecting monthly data and monitoring will be held continuously.
International Exchange Sponsorship • Universities in Shandong China
16 students and 2 teachers from 4 of the universities in Shandong Province (Qingdao University, Shandong University, Shandong Normal University and Yantai University) visited MC Head Office on Feb. 2nd (Mon) , and were presented with a introduction on the operation of MC as a whole and the activity on CSR in China. The students were then showed around to the CSR presentation corner "MC FOREST" in the same building.
The students expressed their full understanding and reflection on MC's Three Corporate Principle and CSR activity.
The visit was arranged following the educational program aiming at international exchange in 2013. Besides the visit to MC and other companies of MC Group, the students also visited the famous sightseeing spots in various places in Japan.
Mitsubishi Corporation donated two vehicles of Mitsubishi Motors L200 Pickups to Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
Mitsubishi Corporation donated two vehicles of Mitsubishi Motors L200 Pickups to Shwedagon Pagoda which is the one of the most famous holy place in Myanmar on 17th January 2015.
Shwedagon Pagoda has a long history of 2500 years and it is one of the Pagodas, in which Myanmar pious Buddhists mostly worship in Myanmar. Recently, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most attractive place for tourist. As such number of visitors are increasing rapidly after the recent democratization of Myanmar.
Donation to Huang Ke Jing doctor Primary School, China
Mitsubishi Corporation has donated 3,000 books and several sets of multi-media equipment (electronic whiteboard, projector, audio equipment &computer) to Huang Ke Jing doctor Primary School in China and the donation ceremony was held on Dec.26th 2014. Then, from Jan 9th to 11th 2015, some students and teachers from this school attended the communication activity in Guangzhou. Some staff volunteers and university students who received the MC international scholarship also joined the activity and had a good communication with the primary school students. We are looking forwards to that the students who are the future of China in this school can make progress with the help of these equipment.
Australia·Earthwatch on Screen -Conserving Koala Country
On 11 December, the first screening event of "Earthwatch Australia Conserving Koala Country" was held in Melbourne. It is a documentary film of the koala conservation project which Earthwatch Australia conducts in the Otway National Park, Victoria. This is the second Earthwatch film which MC has funded the production following the film of the Great Barrier Reef conservation project in 2013. It was very well received by the audience and we hope the film will give many viewers an opportunity to think about what we can do for a sustainable environment.
Supporting Japanese education of Sichuan International Studies University, China
Japanese department of Sichuan International Studies University was established in 1973, now it is developed as the most influential Japanese education organization in the south-west of China.
Mitsubishi Corporation supports Sichuan International Studies University in four aspects: Japanese speech contest, Japan culture festival, purchasing the Japanese books, award scholarship to outstanding students.
November 12th, the donation ceremony was held. Sichuan International Studies University highly appreciated the supporting from Mitsubishi Corporation. They said:
"As an inland foreign language university, we highly appreciate the donation from Mitsubishi Corporation. It is a great significance for the Japanese education and research in our university. Thank you so much."
Mitsubishi Corporation donated Mitsubishi Pajero Sports to Dan Phuong General Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
Mitsubishi Corporation donated a Mitsubishi Pajero Sports to Dan Phuong General Hospital on October 21st, 2014 to give the Hospital better mobility, especially in flood and typhoon season. Pajero Sports is Japanese Motor Vehicle designed and developed by our group company Mitsubishi Motor Corporation and produced in Vietnam by our related company, Vinastar Motors. With this donation, more patients of Dan Phuong District could be supported by the medical care of the Hospital. Dan Phuong General Hospital plays an important role in surrounding area of Hanoi. The Hospital gives medical treatment, examination and surgery for 120,000 people per year. Dan Phuong District has population of 163,000 people.
Mitsubishi Corporation has committed to various trading and investment business in Vietnam more than 23 years. Mitsubishi Corporation has been proud of ourselves being socially responsible corporation. This donation is also a part of our philanthropy program promoted worldwide in the field of health, education and other public fields.
Internship for Brazilian students in Japan related to "Ciência sem fronteiras", Brazil
From July 28 (Mon) to August 8 (Fri), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Indstries LTD, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ and Mitsubishi Corporation implemented Internship for Brazilian students in Japan related to "Ciência sem fronteiras"*.
We provided a site visit for the companies in addition to lectures about the history of Mitsubishi and our three corporate principles (三綱領) for promoting Mitsubishi's Activity.
We would like to contribute a sustenable glowth of brazilian sociaty, as cooporating Brazilian human resouce development through this internship program.
"Ciência sem fronteiras"
In 2011, Brazilian Government launched a policy of supporting study abroad of Brazilian students in the science and engineering majors. The government aspire to supporting study abroad of 100,000 people in the five years up to 2015 , aiming to strengthen a competitiveness of science technology. Japanese universities have also started receiving these students.
The Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series of University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Japan Studies Program
MC is supporting several lectures held by the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Japan Studies Program, an award-winning program that is over 100 years old. The Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series was named such as it was made possible with a gift from MC. The first lecture held on February 27 featured Prof. Motoshige Itoh (University of Tokyo) who gave a presentation entitled "Abenomics and the Japanese Economy: Prime Minister Abe's New Policies to Boost Japan's Economy" was enjoyed by about 180 people. The second lecture, held on April 21, was given by Prof. Carol Gluck (Columbia University) who spoke on the topic "Modernity in Common: Japan and World History". About 200 people attended. The third lecture of the series, held on May 28 featured Prof. Shinichi Kitaoka (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) whose talk "East Asian Security Challenges and Japan's New Strategy Under Prime Minister Abe" was attended by an audience of roughly 220.
Scholarship to Swedish students for studies in Japan via Sweden Japan Foundation, Sweden
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) supported Sweden Japan Foundation, through granting scholarships to ten Swedish university students to study in Japan. Sweden Japan Foundation is an organization that supports academic and cultural exchange between Sweden and Japan. The scholarship students are studying / doing their researches in various Japanese universities in the period between April 2014 and first half 2015.
On May 19th, the award ceremony was held. Princess Christina, the honorary chairman of Sweden Japan Foundation, was invited and the staffs from MC's Stockholm Liaison Representative Office gave scholarship diploma to each student.
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