Suntory launched the Suntory Tohoku Sun-Sun Project, through which we made donations of ¥4.3 billion in 2011, ¥2.0 billion in 2012, ¥2.5 billion in 2013, and ¥2.0 billion in 2014, bringing the scale of these activities to support recovery to ¥10.8 billion in total. Looking ahead, the Suntory Group will continue to collaborate with local governments, NGOs, NPOs, and other organizations in our support initiatives, with the aim of aiding people in the disaster affected area.
To support early reconstruction through the auspices of prefectural governments, Suntory donated ¥3.0 billion to Miyagi Prefecture and ¥2.5 billion to Iwate Prefecture.
To ease the burden on fishermen, the Suntory Group is acting through the auspices of Miyagi Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture to shoulder a portion of the costs to acquire new fishing vessels. The Group is supporting the restoration of about 10,000 vessels of all sizes and types, from deep-sea tuna vessels to squid fishing vessels.
Donations for the reconstruction of the fishing industry in Miyagi Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture are also used in the restoration of fixed fishing nets and aquaculture facilities.
For five years beginning in 2012, the Suntory Group is providing free scholarships to disaster affected students at seven fisheries high schools.
To provide mid- to long-term assistance to children in Fukushima, the Suntory Group is funding NPOs that aid children, providing support for nursery care and other education, and creating spaces for indoor parks and other places where children can safely learn and play.
- * Save the Children Japan (SCJ)
The Suntory Group is supporting construction of the Ishinomaki City Children's Center, based on the "Our Dream Town Plan."
In cooperation with the U.S. government and the U.S.-Japan Council, the Suntory Group is helping students in the disaster affected area to enter musical universities in the U.S.
Together with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Suntory is providing aid for music-related initiatives and is bringing concerts to the disaster affected area.
The Suntory Group conducted Study Support Program events headed by designated Preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties (also known as Living National Treasures) and other traditional handicraft artists.
In Sendai, the Suntory Group held a participatory, hands-on exhibition of Japanese arts featuring items from the collection of the Suntory Museum of Art.
The Suntory Group invited children in the disaster affected area to a match between the Japan national rugby union team and the New Zealand national rugby union team (the All Blacks).
The Suntory Sungoliath rugby club holds rugby classes every year in the disaster affected area.
The Suntory Sunbirds volleyball club holds volleyball classes every year in the disaster affected area.