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Together with Society

Social Contribution Activities

Invited Ten Vietnamese Junior High School Students to Japan

Photo in front of the home of our employee who accepted Vietnamese Students
Photo in front of the home of our employee who accepted Vietnamese Students

Together with Kyocera Vietnam and Kyocera Communication System Vietnam, we invited ten junior high school students that live in Hanoi, Hung Yen Province, and Hai Phong to visit Japan.
This program is based on the experience of Kazuo Inamori who said that he was greatly impressed by the direct contact with a different culture, while on a business trip to the United States for the first time, soon after founding Kyocera.
In FY2018, students visited Kyoto and Kyocera Group's plants, and joined student exchange program with local junior high schools in Kyoto. These students stayed at the homes of Kyocera Group employees for three days and two nights. This experience during their visit to Japan gave them a great opportunity to directly familiarize themselves with the culture of another nation and its diverse values. We hope that these activities will help to foster people who will contribute to the world and deepen the friendship between Japan and Vietnam.

Comment from our employee who accepted Vietnamese students

When I was a fifth-grade elementary school student, I had an experience of a 10-day stay program in the United States, hosted by Kyocera. It included a home-stay experience for three days and two nights.
Experiencing a foreign culture for the first time was a valuable treasure for me. Therefore, I thought that it was my turn to do something helpful as a host family and decided to accept Vietnamese children.
As a host family, the thing that was most memorable during this visit was to communicate with them heartily, while playing and doing housework together with them. Even though we could not understand each other's language at all, the emotional distance among us became shorter and shorter in the process of trying to convey what we wanted to say by using gestures. I missed them and felt sad when they left, but I think that this experience will become a precious memory for them when they grow up.

Presented Scholarships to Students from Vietnam Maritime University

University students who received scholarships
University students who received scholarships

Vietnam Maritime University, which is located in Hai Phong City, the largest port city in northern Vietnam, has produced outstanding graduates since its founding in 1956. In order to support development of the human resources who will lead the next generation in Vietnam, we presented scholarships to underprivileged students. Five students received these scholarships in 2017. We will continue to work on this activity.

Collected Money for the Year-end Charity Campaign

Donation of Necessities to Orphanage
Donation of Necessities to Orphanage

Before Tet, which is the Vietnamese New Year, we asked for the cooperation of employees in giving donations to our year-end charity drive and collected more than VND 26 million (approximately ¥125,000). The plant and the labor union also contributed to this donation, and a total of more than VND 41 million (approximately ¥176,000) was donated to the students of elementary and junior high schools located near the plant in the form of stationary and to a neighboring orphanage in the form of necessities.

Employees Participating in the Charity Walking

Employees participating in the charity walk
Employees participating in the charity walk

11 employees participated in a local charity walking event held on May 28, 2017. The sum of VND 10 million (approximately ¥48,000) was donated from the plant and used for the support for war victims and orphans. Also, 11 employees participated in a blood drive, which was held concurrently.

Held Summer Festival

Dance by employees
Dance by employees

On August 5, 2017, we held our fourth summer festival. This year, approximately 6,200 people visited the summer festival. On the stage, a captivating lion dance, as well as a dance by female employees wearing stage costumes was performed. Also, we set up playground equipment and facilities for children, which could be enjoyed by the families.

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