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    Relief efforts for earthquake-stricken Kumamoto

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    Relief efforts for earthquake-stricken Kumamoto

    The Kumamoto Earthquake of April 2016 dealt a heavy blow to the local residents, collapsing houses and causing landslides. The Tateno area of Minamiaso-mura in Kumamoto Prefecture was particularly hard hit, and the residents persevered with no running water at home or for irrigation for over a year.
    To restore normal living conditions in this area, Tokyo Electron Kyushu started to help with the construction of a well in February 2017. After drilling to a depth of 126 meters, an aquifer containing high-quality drinking-water was reached in May, and a pump capable of drawing 300 tons of water per day was installed to complete the facility.
    A ceremony to donate the well to Minamiaso-mura was conducted in July 2017. Tokyo Electron Kyushu Senior Executive Vice President Kazuo Hagio presented a list of donated facilities to Mayor Seiichi Kira of Minamiaso-mura, and all participants including the local residents joined in the well water tasting session. Provisional restoration of waterworks made good progress thanks to the supply of water from this well, leading to the lifting of the area’s designation as a long term evacuation zone in October. Tokyo Electron Kyushu is pleased to have contributed to this recovery.

    Tokyo Electron Kyushu also sought donations from TEL Group employees and matched the raised fund, in order to supply disaster preparedness items to neighboring municipalities. Some 8,000 pieces of disaster protection hoods were delivered to nearby elementary schools, with advice to children on the importance of being prepared for emergencies. In addition, the company donated 5,000 emergency medical information kits for people requiring evacuation assistance, and also helped setting up container storage facilities for evacuees in prefabricated temporary housing.

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    Youngsters' Science Festival

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    Youngsters' Science Festival

    Tokyo Electron Kyushu was a featured sponsor of the Youngsters’ Science Festival in Kumamoto 2019, which was held at Grandmesse Kumamoto on August 17–18, 2019.
    This is the largest science event in Kumamoto Prefecture that attracts more than 30,000 visitors every year. The festival features demo experiments and hands-on craft experiences designed to interest young people in science, technology, and mathematics.

    In partnership with the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, a project called “Science Entertainment—Future Play ” ran for about three months in the lead-up to the science festival. Through trial and error, a number of games for children at the festival to enjoy were planned, produced, and compiled for exhibition during the event.
    Over the two days, the exhibition was extremely popular with the many children who came and played with the games.

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    Afforestation activities for groundwater recharge

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    Afforestation activities for groundwater recharge

    Approximately 80% of Kumamoto Prefecture’s water supply resources are underground. For Kumamoto City in particular, because 100% of the waterworks are supplied by groundwater, preservation of groundwater is an important activity for securing future water resources. Since 2006, Tokyo Electron Kyushu has been working on broadleaf afforestation suited to groundwater recharge in Nishihara Village, in the outer rim of southern Mount Aso. Up to March 2019, 2,800 employees and family members have planted a total of 4.2 ha with 13,800 trees.

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    Matching gift program (to support welfare organizations and NPOs)

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    Kumamoto

    Matching gift program (to support welfare organizations and NPOs)

    Tokyo Electron Kyushu has been implementing a matching gift program since 2009, matching donations from the employees and augmenting it with proceeds from employee benefit facilities. Specifically, the employees’ cafeteria designates one of the popular menu items a “matching gift meal,” and donates 10 yen for each of that meal sold, which is then matched by the company. Starting in 2014, part of the proceeds from vending machines was added to this program, so that assistance can be given to a larger number of local welfare organizations. Tokyo Electron Kyushu also began accepting requests of assistance from NPOs in 2012, extending its support to qualified NPOs battling local social problems. In FY2018, we selected eight projects to receive assistance, and we held a financial assistance presentation ceremony at our Koshi Factory on March 12, 2018.

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    Kumamoto Castle Marathon

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    Kumamoto Castle Marathon

    Tokyo Electron Kyushu has been a gold sponsor of the Kumamoto Castle Marathon since its inception. Over 13,000 runners participate in this event each year, starting from downtown Kumamoto and running all the way to Kumamoto Castle.
    Besides the race itself, cheering by roadside spectators is also an important aspect of this event. Many employees of Tokyo Electron Kyushu support the event as volunteer staffers, by setting up the Tokyo Electron booth at the Kumamoto Castle Marathon Expo, cheering the runners, and assisting with cooking snacks for participants. Over 100 employees compete in the race every year, so the event is helping them stay fit, too!

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    Koshi City Relay Marathon and Walking Rally

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    Koshi City Relay Marathon and Walking Rally

    Tokyo Electron Kyushu is a sponsor of the Koshi City Country Park Relay Marathon and the Walking Rally in Koshi City. The events are held in a municipality where a business site of Tokyo Electron Kyushu is located. By supporting these health-promoting events that invigorate the local community, Tokyo Electron Kyushu is strengthening the fabric of regional society as a responsible corporate citizen.

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