- (1) Support for Activities of the Japanese Para-Sports Association
On March 5, 2014 MC signed on as an official partner of the Japanese Para-Sports Association and we will continue to support parasports leading up to the 2020 Games.
- (2) Support for Junior & Youth Parasports Athletes
MC has partnered with YMCA Japan and Tokyo YMCA, which jointly support charity runs, as well as NPOs and other organizations that support parasports, to hold a nationwide series of track and field events called the Mitsubishi Corporation parasports Camp (tentative name) for junior & youth athletes.
- (1) Support for Sporting Events
MC will host sporting events that are open to participation by all people whether or not they have a disability, with a goal of creating opportunities to increase recognition for and understanding of Para-Sports.
- (2) Ongoing Support for Parasports Competitions
Launched in commemoration of the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981, the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon draws some of the world's top wheelchair racers every year. MC will continue to sponsor the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, which has produced a great number of Paralympic athletes to date. MC will also step up our support for Football 7aside, an official Paralympic event, and the development of participating athletes.
MC has been an active supporter of people with impairments since 1973, through support for events such as the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, the YMCA International Charity Run, and the Museum and Art Gallery Program.
Launched in commemoration of the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981, the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon draws some of the world's top wheelchair racers every year. MC began supporting the Marathon in 1991, and MC employees volunteer to help organize and run the event.
The YMCA International Charity Run is held to support outdoor activity for children with impairments.
MC has been a nationwide sponsor for the event since 2009, and many employees also participate as runners or event volunteers, including employees from MC Group companies.
This program is run in cooperation with museums and art galleries, offering people with impairments the opportunity to enjoy exhibitions in a private showing after hours.
In 1979 MC donated PCs to Tokyo Colony for use in IT skills training, and since 1993 has been supporting Tokyo Colony's at-home PC learning program for people with severe impairments.