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Local Community Activities

Supporting Kyoto Sanga F.C. Professional Soccer Team

In 1994, in response to the high expectations of Kyoto residents calling for a local professional soccer team, Kyocera helped establish Kyoto Purple Sanga (now Kyoto Sanga F.C.), with the belief that it is the responsibility of local companies to help local communities thrive. Kyocera Group companies in Japan work together to support the team. Kyocera also supports the Sanga Cup Kyoto Youth Soccer Championships, as well as a scholarship project that helps develop soccer skills in players ages 18 and younger.

Photo: Kyoto Sanga F.C.
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Pink Ribbon Activities

The Kyocera Group supports the Pink Ribbon movement to promote early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, and has donated part of the profits from its pink ceramic kitchen products to this effort since 2008. Through these activities, we are encouraging many people to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Ceramic kitchen utensils in support of the Pink Ribbon movement
Ceramic kitchen utensils in support of the Pink Ribbon movement

Supporting Local Festivals - Summer Festivals at Plants and Offices

The Kyocera Group actively supports local festivals and events to help vitalize the local communities where our plants and offices are located. Every year about 200 Kyocera employees participate in the So Odori dance event of the Kirishima Kokubu Summer Festival to boost the festive mood of this local event. Every year since 1972, the Kyocera Group has held summer festivals at its offices and plants throughout Japan as a token of our willingness to treasure communication with local residents. Outside Japan, Kyocera also holds summer festivals in China and other countries. Since 2014, we have started holding a summer festival in Vietnam as well.

Photo: Kyocera employees enjoying the Kirishima Kokubu Summer Festival (Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture)
Kyocera employees enjoying the Kirishima Kokubu Summer Festival
(Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture)
Photo: Summer festival at the Kagoshima Kokubu Plant where powerful dances by local children were performed
Summer festival at the Yokohama Office where powerful dances by local children were performed

Local Beautification Activities

The Kyocera Group aims to be an integral part of its local communities, participating on a regular basis in beautification efforts for roads and streets, parks, forests, rivers, beaches, and areas around the company's offices and plants worldwide. We are actively involved in local beautification events, including regular trash pick-ups and participation in cleanup activities held by local governments.

Photo:Employees taking part in the clean-up event (Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture)
Employees taking part in the clean-up event (Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture)
Photo:Employees taking part in the clean-up event (Matsuzaka City, Mie Prefecture)
Employees taking part in the clean-up event (Matsuzaka City, Mie Prefecture)

Operation of Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum

Kyocera, working through the Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation, built and operates the 71.6-megawatt Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant and the adjoining Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum where people can explore global environmental issues and learn how solar power generation works. More than 40,000 people have visited the facilities since they opened in 2013. In addition to offering stunning views of the solar power plant and Mt. Sakurajima, the museum seeks to contribute to local revitalization.

Photo: Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant where the Solar Science Museum is located
Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant where the Solar Science Museum is located
Photo: Students touring the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum
Students touring the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum

Christmas Illuminations

Starting from 1998, in December, Kyocera festively illuminates its global headquarters building in Kyoto with LED lighting to enliven the local community. During the holiday season, the headquarters building becomes a huge, 86 meter-high shining fir tree through the clever arrangement of lighted windows.

Photo: A giant Christmas tree is created through the clever arrangement of lighted windows
A giant Christmas tree is created through the clever arrangement of lighted windows
Photo: LED illuminations in the public space in front of the headquarters building
LED illuminations in the public space
in front of the headquarters building

Outreach Activities for Local Children and Groups

Kyocera Precision Tools Korea Co., Ltd. (Korea) has conducted outreach to disabled children and elderly persons living alone at Christmas time every year since 1999. Approximately 400 employees divide into small groups to deliver food and daily necessities donated by employees, and also engaged in other volunteer activities such as light housekeeping.

Photo: Scarves delivered to children in welfare facilities
Scarves delivered to children in welfare facilities

Donation to the Autism Research and Treatment Organization

Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. (U.S.A.) began fundraising for World Autism Awareness Day in 2014. Kyocera employees who donated five dollars or more come to work in blue, the official color of World Autism Awareness Day. Money donated by employees is given to Autism Speaks, an organization specializing in the research and treatment of autism.

Photo: Employees in blue who participated in the charity drive
Employees in blue who participated in the charity drive

Raising Funds for Cancer Patients

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia) supports both “Daffodil Day” and “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity fundraisers, which benefit cancer patients and research. Teddy bears, pens and other goods were sold in the office and a staff-funded morning tea was held to raise donations. All funds raised were donated to the Cancer Council Australia.

Photo: Employees participate in “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event
Employees participate in “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event
Photo: “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event
“Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event

Toys for Tots Donation

Since 2006, Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. (U.S.A.) has supported the annual Toys for Tots campaign run by the U.S. Marine Corps, which collects toys to give as holiday gifts to underprivileged children. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible and productive citizens.

Photo: U.S. Marines and Kyocera employees with donated toys
U.S. Marines and Kyocera employees with donated toys

Cooperative Exhibition at Kyoto Manufacturing Hall

Kyocera conducts a fine ceramic crafts class at the Kyoto Manufacturing Hall of Fame, an exhibition hall for elementary and junior high school students that opened a hands-on learning facility in Kyoto in 2009. The class teaches the nature of fine ceramics and the mechanism of solar power generation. Also, Kyocera exhibits items related to manufacturing for the benefit of students who visit the facility as part of their extracurricular activity. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to help students deepen their understanding of society and work through first-hand observations of diligent labor, passion for products, technology, and the art of manufacturing.

Photo:A crafts lesson where children learn about the characteristics and strengths of fine ceramics
A crafts lesson where children learn about the characteristics and strengths of fine ceramics
Photo: Elementary school students visit Kyocera’s exhibition booth
Elementary school students visit Kyocera’s exhibition booth