Support to the “Center for Study of Russian-Japanese Relations” at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russian Federation
On September 13, an agreement to support the “Center for Study of Russian-Japanese Relations” for the second consecutive year was concluded between Mitsubishi Corporation and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) of Russia. The Center makes a significant contribution in development of mutual understanding and research cooperation in the Asia Pacific region between Russia and Japan. MC's support will be used to provide scholarships to junior fellows of the Center.
Support of Local Cultural and Community Learning Center in Tam Thanh Coastal Village, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
On June 28, the Inauguration Ceremony of Trung Thanh Cultural House was held in the Tam Thanh coastal village of Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province, the south central region of Vietnam. Tam Thanh coastal village heavily depends on fishing with many households living under the poverty line. While income from fishing has been decreasing due to recent natural and environmental disastors, many artists, art students and local citizens are working together toimprove the landscape by painting various murals and pictures on buildings throughout the village. This unique artistic touch has increased the number of tourists who visit the village in recent years. Mitsubishi Corporation privided support to renovate the Cultural House in the hope of further promoting the local tourism industry.
Support of Picture Contest for Japanese and Chinese Youth, China
On May 26, the award ceremony of the Picture Contest for Japanese and Chinese Youth was held in Beijing, China. A total of 3,257 entries were received for the contest which focused on the theme of “My Dream”, depicting family, friendship, and peace. 105 entries including 2 first place prizes were awarded and a total of 18 winners from Japan and China were invited to attend the awards ceremony. The winners commented on each other's work, interacted with family members and teachers, and deepened mutual understanding.
Support for the Agriculture and Leadership Training Center in Myanmar
On May 18, the Entrance Ceremony for the 2nd class of trainees comprising of 22 local youths was held at the Agriculture and Leadership Training Center operated by OISCA International, in the Madalay Region of central Myanmar. The Center provides training on agricultural techiniques to the region's youth to combat poverty in rural farming communities. Mitsubishi Corporation has been supporting the Center since its construction in 2015. Through hands-on practical training the trainees will study rice and vegetable cultivation as well as poultry and fish farming.
Japan Association for the World Food Program Charity Walk: 'Walk the World'
The Japan Association for the World Food Program* hosted a charity walk event, 'Walk the World', at Yokohama Minato Mirai area on May 13, 2018. A record high 4,707 people, including 57 participants from Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and MC Group Company employees and families, joined the charity walk.
Participants, ranging from adults to children, enjoy a leisurely 5-10km walk along Yokohama's scenic Minato-Mirai Bay, and in doing so make a significant contribution towards the organization's aim of raising funds to end hunger and provide school meals for children in need. The Charity Walk started in 2005, and MC has been supporting the organization since 2010.
* An NPO supporting the United Nations World Food Program's mission of fighting hunger worldwide
Project for Sending Japanese Language Teachers in Republic of Serbia
On April 25th, a completion ceremony for the Sending Language Teachers Project was held at the University of Belgrade. The project dispatches Japanese teachers to primary and secondary educational insitutions in Serbia to spread Japanese language education through out the country. The project also aims to provide employment opportunities and motivate Japanese major students and graduates from the University of Belgrade by dispatching them to institutions as teachers. Over 200 students from 17 elementary and high schools participated in the ceremony, and presented what they had learned through songs, speeches and poetry reading.
Support to Taipei City Yangming Home for the Disabled in Taipei, Taiwan
Mitsubishi Corporation has been supporting Taipei City Yangming Home for the Disabled since 2005.
The Yangming Home operates a bakery shop where high skilled members of the Home can experience vocational training. This time MC supported the renovation work of the wood deck outside of the shop which was dangerously deteriorated.
The donation ceremony was held on April 23 after the completion of the deck. The renovated wood deck now ensures safe use for everyday use including gymnastics and outdoor activities. The Home is now considering opening a cafe on the deck which will provide further opportunities for users to acquire new skills.
Donation of Elevator to Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
On April 3, a Ceremony commemorating the donation of the south gate elevator was held at the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred site for the Buddhists of Myanmar, and also one of the most famous tourist spots in the country. Mitsubishi Corporation has been supporting the Shwedagon Pagoda since 2013, and hopes to continue contributing to the development of the pagoda as well as the country of Myanmar in the future.
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