Great East Japan Earthquake Initiatives to Aid Recovery Efforts

Marubeni remains firmly committed to the ongoing disaster recovery efforts, and will use the knowledge and expertise we have accumulated through our business activities as a general trading company to help the victims of disaster move forward into the future.
We pray for the quickest possible recovery for disaster-afflicted areas.

Special Sponsorship of the Iwaki Sunshine Marathon

the Iwaki Sunshine Marathon

On February 14, 2016, the Marubeni Group sponsored the 7th Iwaki Sunshine Marathon held in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.
The marathon symbolizes the recovery made by Iwaki City since the Great East Japan Earthquake. In 2016 approximately 12,000 runners and volunteers participated in the event. Marubeni, which has a deep business association with Iwaki City, sponsored the marathon for the second consecutive time to support recovery.
A total of 52 Marubeni Group members, comprised of 26 volunteers and 26 runners, participated in the event. Marubeni Footwear, the exclusive distributor of outdoor brand MERRELL shoes in Japan, as well as two recipients of donations from Marubeni Foundation, set up booths in the sponsor booth area located near the finish line.
The Marubeni Group continues to dispatch employees to carry out volunteer activities in Shichigahama-machi in Miyagi Prefecture and actively conducts other Great East Japan Earthquake recovery efforts. Sponsorship of the Iwaki Sunshine Marathon is one of the many ways in which the Marubeni Group is contributing to the regional recovery of Fukushima Prefecture.

Marubeni Group Volunteer Activities in Disaster-affected Regions

Since June 2011, The Marubeni Group has been making a concerted effort to support the recovery of Shichigahama-machi, Miyagi Prefecture as part of their support of Great East Japan Earthquake recovery efforts. The First Phase was completed in 2013, and the Second Phase is currently underway. As of March 2017 a total of 790 volunteers have assisted with tasks like clearing of debris and cutting brush and weeds at homes, beaches and farmland.
Moving forward, we will continue to participate in activities to respond to the changing needs of the local area based on local communication and interaction that has been developed through past activities.

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March 2011 The Marubeni Group Contributes Approximately 400 Million Yen to Disaster-affected Regions
Marubeni and Marubeni Nisshin Feed Cooperate to Supply Feed to Farms
Support through Cooperation within Marubeni Group, Utilizing the Strengths of a General Trading Company
Support Activities of Overseas Offices
June 2011 Marubeni Foundation/Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Aid
Fuyo Group Volunteer Project (June through July)
August 2011 Two Movable Gas Turbines Supplied by Marubeni to Tohoku Electric Power Begin Commercial Operation
September 2011 Recovery Support Activities by New Employees
October 2011 Marubeni Group Volunteer Activities in Disaster-affected Regions
November 2011 The year ended March 31, 2012 Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Aid Fund Presentation Ceremony
March 2012 Fukushima Prefecture Recovery/Floating Offshore Wind Farm Experimental Project
June 2012 The year ended March 31, 2013 Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Aid Fund Presentation Ceremony
Marubeni Group Volunteer Activities in Disaster-affected Regions (June through December)
July 2012 Recovery Support Activities by New Employees
Marubeni Group Donates Beach Cleaner to Shichigahama-machi, Miyagi Prefecture
Marubeni Sponsors the Thank You Shichigahama-machi Sea Festival held along the Shichigahama-machi
August 2013 Marubeni Group Volunteer Activities in Disaster-affected Regions (August through December)
April 2014 Commencement of Iwanuma-Rinku Mega-solar Power Plant Construction
June 2014 Marubeni Group Volunteer Activities in Disaster-affected Regions (June through November)
August 2014 Marubeni Holds Painting Baton Event at Ekiraku Elementary School in Shichigahama-machi, Miyagi Prefecture
February 2015 Marubeni Group Sponsors the 6th Iwaki Sunshine Marathon in Fukushima Prefecture
September 2015 Marubeni Group Volunteer Activities in Disaster-affected Regions
February 2016 Marubeni Group Sponsors the 7th Iwaki Sunshine Marathon in Fukushima Prefecture
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