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    Food Bank Initiatives: Providing Children with Food

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    Food Bank Initiatives: Providing Children with Food

    According to the OECD Family Database, the poverty rate among children in Japan is one in seven, or 13.9%; this is the 22nd highest rate of the world’s 42 developed nations. For one-parent households, the poverty rate rises to 50.8%, behind only South Korea and Brazil. From a global perspective, then, the poverty rate in Japan is high. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that Japan is grappling with a child poverty crisis.

    At the Fujii Head Office and Hosaka Branch Office of Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions Ltd., twice a year employees are encouraged to bring in any surplus food they may have; via FoodBank YAMANASHI, this food is used to help support the healthy growth of children.

    Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions started these activities in 2015, and this marks the 13th time that the company has taken part. Every July and December, the collected food and drink is delivered to children in Yamanashi Prefecture that require food support; this helps ensure that children are provided with sufficient food and nutrition during school summer and winter holidays, when they do not have access to school meals.

    On this occasion, Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions collected food on July 5 and 6, and employees donated a total of 650 kg—or 370,000 yen’s worth—of food. The company donated surplus emergency rations and water at the same time.

    Whenever these food bank activities take place, Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions also donates a “matching gift”—that is, it donates a sum that matches the monetary value of the food donations of its employees. The company also recruits volunteers from its workforce to help pack the food collected across the prefecture, so that it can be delivered to eligible households—unfortunately, the impact of the coronavirus means that volunteers are not being recruited at present.

    There are many employees who take part in these activities twice a year without fail; however, the number of new participants is also increasing with each passing occasion—it is evident that a desire to volunteer is growing among the company’s workforce as a whole.

    Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions wishes to create a society in which everyone has the same, fair access to food and, for this reason, it intends to continue these activities.

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    Tree planting at Tokyo Electron Forest

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    Tree planting at Tokyo Electron Forest

    The Yamanashi Regional Office has been engaged in tree-planting activities at the Tokyo Electron Forest in Takane-cho, Hokuto City since 2010, aiming to pass on the rich natural and cultural resources of the forest to future generations. In 2017, the program moved its venue to a new 2.6-hectare Tokyo Electron Forest in Oizumi-cho, Hokuto City.

    A tree-planting event held in July attracted 135 people including the employees and their families, who planted 1,200 konara oak and maple saplings together under a clear sky. Afterwards, they played a game of watermelon splitting, with blindfolded players stumbling to a large fruit and swinging at it with a club. The split fruit was served to the participants.

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    Commemorative Performances at Tokyo Electron Nirasaki Arts Hall

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    Commemorative Performances at Tokyo Electron Nirasaki Arts Hall

    The Yamanashi Regional Office has been hosting commemorative performances since 2007 to celebrate the company’s acquisition of the naming rights to the Nirasaki Arts Hall.
    The performances vary from year to year, including science shows and musicals designed to make children interested in science in an entertaining way. All these performances share a central message for children: it’s important to have a dream.
    Tokyo Electron will continue to be a good corporate citizen, and will keep contributing to the development of local communities by demonstrating our local commitments and enhancing two-way communication.

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    Use of natural energy

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    Use of natural energy

    The Yamanashi Regional Office uses a 2,000 kW solar power system as part of its environmental initiative. The system generates about 2,500 MWh of electricity annually, which is equivalent to the level needed to power 450 households or so.
    The system also reduces the emission of CO2 by about 860 tons per year, which is roughly the quantity absorbed by 61,000 cedar trees in a year. The daily solar power generation status is shown in real time on a display in the building’s lobby. The status can also be monitored via the intranet, so individual employees may follow our efforts to protect the environment.

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    Science promotion and popularization: Support for the Yamanashi Academy of Sciences

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    Science promotion and popularization: Support for the Yamanashi Academy of Sciences

    The Yamanashi Academy of Sciences was founded in 1995 by researchers and scientifically-inclined businesspeople with ties to Yamanashi Prefecture, with the purpose of contributing to the development of science in Yamanashi. Agreeing with this objective, the Yamanashi Regional Office has been eagerly supporting the Academy through various activities, including science promotion events, lectures, and science education awards.

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