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CSR Activities

The Hankyu Travel International Group's
Social contribution activities

Supporting the victims of natural disasters

Supporting the victims of natural disasters

We engage in fundraising activities to help those people who have suffered considerably due to natural disasters both in Japan and overseas.

Overseas

  • 2008Myanmar cyclone, Sichuan, China earthquake
  • 2009Central Italy earthquake, Sumatra offshore earthquake
  • 2010Haiti earthquake, Chile earthquake, Qinghai, China earthquake, Pakistan floods, India floods, Gansu, China mudslide
  • 2011New Zealand earthquake
  • 2013Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the islands of Samar and Leyte in the Philippines
  • 2015Nepal earthquake
  • 2017Mexico earthquake

Domestic

  • 2011Great East Japan Earthquake, Tropical Storm Talas (Wakayama, Nara, Mie)
  • 2012Northern Kyushu rainstorm (Oita, Kumamoto, Fukuoka)
  • 2013Izu Oshima Typhoon Wipha and mudslides
  • 2014Hiroshima landslides
  • 2015Tropical Storm Etau (Kanto, Tohoku)
  • 2016Kumamoto earthquakes, Typhoon Lionrock
  • 2017Northern Kyushu heavy rain disaster
  • 2018Japan floods, 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

Hands-on learning programmes for elementary school students during summer vacation

チアリーダー

チアリーダー

フラッグフットボール

バスケットボールクリニックの様子

We have been supporting the adult American-football team "Nishinomiya Bruins" since 2014. With the cooperation of the team, as part of our social contribution activities, they participate in Hankyu Hanshin Holdings's social contribution initiative “Hankyu Hanshin Yume/Machi Challenge Team" and we run the following experience sessions every summer vacation. We will continue to provide rich learning opportunities that offer new experiences to the boys and girls who are always up for a challenge and who will lead the future, and support their healthy growth.

<Let's be cheerleaders!>

At the Nishinomiya City Community Center, we ran cheerleading experience lessons, in the morning and afternoon, in which female elementary school students participated. Under the guidance of active cheerleaders, the girls engaged in warming up exercises before enjoying dancing together. Finally, they were divided up into groups, and a mini recital was held to show the results of their practice sessions to friends and parents.
・The lessons have been run during the summer vacation of elementary school students since 2014

The "Hankyu Hanshin Yume/Machi Challenge Team" has won the following accolades

Past activities

<Let's play flag football!>
A flag football experience was held at the Nishinomiya City Central Sports Park Multipurpose Ground. Flag football is a game based on American football, where instead of tackling your opponent, you take the flag attached to their back, and the kids worked up a sweat running around the field energetically with players from the Nishinomiya Bruins.
・July 2014 ・August 2015


<Basketball Clinic>
We ran a basketball clinic with players from the professional basketball team “Osaka Evessa”. The kids played a quick game to get familiarize themselves and listened intently to the instructions from the players during practice. At the end of each session, there were players vs kids mini games. Both the players and the kids played in earnest! By running around as hard as they could when playing, and cheering loudly when supporting their team, they surely created some wonderful summer vacation memories.
・2008 to 2012

Installing seat belts in sightseeing buses overseas

Installing seat belts in sightseeing buses overseas

Since 2004, with the cooperation of our overseas business partners, we have been promoting seat belt installation in sightseeing buses as part of their safe operation. Currently, together with the number of buses in which seatbelts have been installed and the number of seatbelts installed, the range of countries covered is increasing. We have completed installations for 10 buses in Turkey, 21,000 seatbelts in 101 buses in China, 2,000 seatbelts in Hong Kong, 120 buses in Thailand, 61 buses in Egypt, 4 buses in New Zealand, 296 buses in Uzbekistan, 960 buses in Morocco, 264 buses in Cambodia, 729 buses in India and 288 buses in Nepal. In the future, we will continue these installation activities and ensure safe operation in each location.

Participating in the UNICEF Japan Code project

We participated in the "Code Project" promoted by the Japan Committee for UNICEF, ECPAT International and the World Tourism Organization. The "Code project" aims to eradicate the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and the travel industry in Japan is expected to play a major role in solving this problem.

Donation of used stamps

Donation of used stamps

Japanese postage stamps are technologically advanced and beautifully designed, and they are highly rated by overseas stamp collectors, so we have set up collection boxes in the workplace and donated them to volunteer groups.

Past activities

We organized "Forest Conservation 'Forest-thinning Volunteer Work'" in Kanto, Kansai, Chubu and Kyushu

間伐写真

阪急阪神ホールディングスポスターギャラリー

Group employees volunteered to carry out the “thinning operations” necessary for forest conservation, which plays a role in protecting water and reducing CO2 emissions.

  • <Kanto>Kosuge-mura, Yamanashi Prefecture 2008 to 2014
  • <Kansai>Miyashiro, Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture 2009 to 2015
  • <Chubu>Seto City, Aichi Prefecture October 2010 to October 2012
  • <Kyushu>Shioji Prefectural Citizen's Forest, Fukuoka Prefecture November 2013 to October 2014

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Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Support

‘Everyone Smiles' End of Year Party

‘Everyone Smiles' End of Year Party

On December 21, 2013, three years after the earthquake, as a reconstruction support project for the people of the disaster hit areas of Tohoku, and with the desire to help the disaster victims have a good time, we invited 150 people over the age of 60 living in temporary housing in Higashi-Matsushima City and held the "Everyone Smiles 'End of Year Party'" at the Hotel Taikanso in Matsushima-cho, Miyagi Prefecture. Everyone enjoyed various events on the day. In addition, we prepared presents for all the invitees, bought with donations from group employees, and they all had a good time with smiles on their faces.

We presented elderly citizens the gift of a "One-day bus tour"

We presented elderly citizens the gift of a

As it is traditionally the date of "Respect for the Aged Day", on September 15, 2012, we organized the "Smiling, happy day out" one-day bus tour, inviting 106 people over the age of 60 who were living in temporary housing in Minamisanriku-cho, Miyagi Prefecture. We were blessed with good weather on the day, and we departed from the temporary housing facilities Minamisanriku-cho in four buses, together with volunteer employees onboard, and we visited Motsu-ji Temple and Chuson-ji Temple in Iwate Prefecture, which are world heritage sites, for sightseeing and worship, and in the evening we returned to Minamisanriku-cho to enjoy a bath and a meal at the hotel. All participants had a great time with smiles on their faces.

Giving the children the gift of "An early Christmas"

Giving the children the gift of

We held a “Smiling Christmas Party” on December 3, 2011, at a hotel in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture. At the venue, volunteer employees put on fun performances for the children, such as magic shows and band performances. In addition, we gave around 300 Christmas presents, collected from workplaces both in Japan and overseas, to all the children, and although the party lasted only three hours, everyone who participated enjoyed the "early" Christmas party with a smile.

Supporting the children of Tohoku with Soccer and Cheerleading

サッカーとチア

サッカーとチア

We held sports classes for elementary school children, on November 26 and 27, 2011, Sendai City and Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture. In addition to soccer classes led by specially invited former players from local team, Vegalta Sendai, and former players from Nadeshiko Japan (the Japanese National women’s soccer team) we also held cheerleading classes led by former NFL cheerleaders, and over the course of two days, around 200 children had a good time engaged in healthy exercise. All cheerleading participants were beginners, and though their movements were a little awkward at first, they gradually got used to it and eventually put on performances that outshone those of the adults.

Tohoku disaster-hit area volunteer activities

Tohoku disaster-hit area volunteer activities

On November 19, 2011, 29 of our employees participated in helping to dismantle the Miyagi Prefecture Fishery Cooperative's Naruse Branch office in Higashi-Matsushima City. Belonging inside the building in the state they were left immediately after the earthquake and rubble were removed. Equipment that the fishermen had been searching for was able to be safely retrieved from the rubble.

We organized the Sanriku Reconstruction Support Tour

We organized the Sanriku Reconstruction Support Tour

The Sanriku Reconstruction Support Tour was held from November 6 to 8, 2011. Over the three-day tour, participants traveled on the Sanriku Railway (between Kuji and Rikuchu-Noda) and were guided around scenic spots such as Ryusendo Cave, Jodogahara, Naruko Gorge, and Matsushima. Interactions with the locals, such as hearing Sanriku Railway staff members talk about the earthquake, appeared to leave a lasting impression on the participating customers. In addition, for this tour, a portion of the travel costs were donated to the Sanriku Railway Company.

The gift of a "summer vacation trip"

The gift of a

From August 16 to 18, 2011, we invited children from disaster-hit areas on a "Summer vacation trip" around places such as Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo Skytree®. Hankyu Hanshin Express, a pioneer in "Panda Transport", and our company, with our slogan of "Direct to your heart", organized the trip with the hope of bringing cheerful smiles to the faces of the children of disaster-hit areas.

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We hold the "Let's protect our precious forests" forum

「大切な森林(もり)を守ろう」フォーラム

「大切な森林(もり)を守ろう」フォーラム

As part of our social contribution activities, we have held the forum "Let's protect our precious forests" three times. This event is intended to help the general public understand the need for conservation of our forests, which face devastation, and we invited prominent persons to deliver keynote speeches and held panel discussions with experts to promote the importance of forest conservation to the outside world.
・2010 (Tokyo)
・2011 (Osaka)
・2012 (Tokyo)

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Running Football Clinics

Running Football Clinics

Starting with a joint project in collaboration with Gamba Osaka and Urawa Reds in 2007, and with "Albirex Niigata"in 2010, we held soccer classes for elementary school students. A wide range of participants, from soccer beginners to experienced players, participated in the event, and the event received favorable reviews from both the kids and their parents.

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