Community Creation through Volunteer Activities and Reconstruction Support

Social Contribution through Volunteer Activities

&EARTH Clothing Support Project-Bring a Smile to the World with Your Clothes

Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management hold the &EARTH Clothing Support Project-Bring a Smile to the World with Your Clothes project at commercial facilities run by the Mitsui Fudosan Group. Unneeded clothing is collected, and then donated to refugees and disaster victims in countries all over the world through the NPO Japan Relief Clothing Center.

Together with its customers in each region, the Mitsui Fudosan Group seeks to alleviate disparities and poverty, and realize a more affluent society, and as such has held the event twice a year since 2008.

Reception
Reception
Packaging
Packaging
Volunteers
Volunteers

Held Happy Smile Festival

At Gate City Osaki and COREDO Nihonbashi, we regularly hold events organized by the NPO Group Happy Smile to sell products handmade by disabled people from various welfare facilities, and proceeds are returned to the creators as wages. Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Building Management provide a venue at no charge and participate as volunteers. Volunteers from tenant companies also participate, and everyone involved with the building works as a team to make a social contribution.

Happy Smile Festival venue
Happy Smile Festival venue
Thai curry - a popular product
Thai curry - a popular product

Participation as Volunteers in Kokoro Theater

In full support of its mission, Mitsui Fudosan Group employees participate as volunteers in the Kokoro Theater Project, an initiative organized by the Butai Geijutsu Center and the Shiki Theatre Company, held to enable children to enjoy the emotionally moving experience of theater.

A scene from the musical
A scene from the musical

Stadium Beautification Activities: KEEP THE STADIUM CLEAN

As one part of its environemental conservation activities, the Mitsui Fudosan Group takes part in the KEEP THE STADIUM CLEAN initiative.

The aim is to cultivate a litter-free neighborhood culture at sports stadiums, and to communicate this to the surrounding community as a legacy for future generations. Spectators are handed garbage bags and called upon to clean the stadium and around the spectator seating area after the game.

Distribution of garbage bags
Distribution of garbage bags
Picking up garbage after a game
Picking up garbage after a game

Participation in Cleaning the Famous Nihonbashi Bridge

Every year in July, Mitsui Fudosan employees and their families voluntarily take part in activities to clean the famous Nihonbashi bridge.

The Meikyo "Nihonbashi" Preservation Council is an organization that aims to restore the view of Nihonbashi, whose beauty was lost when it was covered by the Shuto Expressway, and pass the bridge on in good condition to future generations. In accordance with this purpose, this event is a summer tradition in the Nihonbashi area that has continued since 1959, with the participation of local residents and company employees.

Bridge cleaning
Bridge cleaning
Participating employees
Participating employees

Communicating with Local Communities Following the Great East Japan Earthquake

Mitsui Fudosan is strengthening ties with the Tohoku region in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, and continuing a variety of efforts.

Watasu Nihonbashi: A Center for Exchange with Earthquake Affected Regions

Watasu Nihonbashi (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) was opened in March 2015 as a result of encounters with the people of Minamisanriku Town following the Great East Japan Earthquake. The center plays a role as an intermediary linking Tohoku and Nihonbashi, and includes the Watasu Dining & Bar (1F/2F) featuring ingredients from Minamisanriku and other parts of Tohoku, and the Watasu Room interaction space (3F) for online exchange with junior high school students from the local area, events and workshops relating to reconstruction, and other programs.

Junior high school students from Minamisanriku Town visit Watasu Nihonbashi and the Nihonbashi 1-Chome Mitsui Building as part of their school trips and, among other activities, they exchange information relating to disaster prevention. Watasu Nihonbashi is continuing to broaden its efforts with local communities.

Exterior view of Watasu Nihonbashi
Exterior view of Watasu Nihonbashi
Junior high school students from Minamisanriku Town visiting Watasu Nihonbashi
Junior high school students from Minamisanriku Town visiting Watasu Nihonbashi

CSR Training in Earthquake Affected Regions

CSR training has been conducted continuously since 2013 to improve awareness of disaster preparedness through experience of the situation in earthquake affected regions, and create opportunities for voluntary efforts and contribution to social issues. Employees visit Minamisanriku Town and regions within Fukushima Prefecture, both areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

CSR training in earthquake affected regions
CSR training in earthquake affected regions