No.11695 February 22, 2013
Suntory Holdings Limited has decided to donate an additional 2.5 billion yen to assist the reconstruction of areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake. This will bring the total amount of reconstruction assistance contributed by Suntory to 8.8 billion yen.
Suntory resolved to donate 6.3 billion yen for reconstruction of the disaster-stricken areas by 2012, and to date has promoted reconstruction support activities in a variety of areas, including assistance to procure fishing boats to revive the fishing industry in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, support initiatives for children through the establishment of the Fukushima Susumu Fund and the provision of scholarships to fisheries high schools, and support through culture, the arts, and sports by holding concerts and sports classes.
Nearly 2 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and as Suntory has promoted these support programs and witnessed the state of the disaster-stricken areas, we have become motivated to provide even greater assistance. Thus, Suntory has decided to contribute another 1.5 billion yen to the fishing industry and 1 billion yen to the support of children, for an additional 2.5 billion yen in donations.