Nurturing Society's Next Generation
Through a variety of initiatives, we share an awareness of issues
and progress with the communities where we do business and with society at large.
We believe that shared sustainable growth begins at the community level
and depends upon nurturing the young people who will shape the future.
As a member of the many local communities where we work throughout Japan and the world, we promote a wide range of activities through which employees of the MUFG Group can interact with other members of the community and help nurture the future leaders of society. One such initiative is the "Next Generation Leaders Program for Asia and the Pacific," conducted in collaboration with a public interest incorporated foundation, the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) International.
"Next Generation Leaders Training Program for Asia and the Pacific"
This program brings youths from developing countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to OISCA's training center in Fukuoka City, where they receive one year of training in management, environmentally friendly organic farming techniques, and other skills to help them prepare to serve as leaders in their home countries upon their return. Each year, an "Employee Experience Program" is also held, through which executives and employees of the MUFG Group can join trainees to experience organic farming and the cuisines of different countries. April 2012 marked the beginning of the fifth leaders' program.
Environmental Education Project: "Save Our Common Treasures of the Earth"
In collaboration with a public interest incorporated association, the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan, we support this project aimed at passing on to future generations the common heritage of mankind.
- Dhttp://www.unesco-esd.jp/(in Japanese)
Economic/Financial Education Program "Let's Learn about Finance and Economy"
The program is for children to "enjoy learning about the importance of money and the mechanisms of finance."
- DLet's Learn Finance and Economy(in Japanese)
"MUFG Graduation Memorial Cup Soccer Tournament"
The MUFG Group hosts the "MUFG Graduation Memorial Cup Soccer Tournament," a youth soccer tournament for sixth-grade students who are about to graduate from elementary schools.
"Job Shadowing" Work Experience Program
The educational program, in cooperation with a public interest incorporated association, the Junior Achievement Japan, provides an opportunity to learn firsthand about the difficulties and joys of the work experience.
"Gifts for the Future" TV Program
Supporting UNESCO Associated Schools
To promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), BTMU has been working with UNESCO Associated Schools to carry out the International Exchange Program (for sending students abroad).
Culture Support Project: Shiki Theatre Company's "Kokorono Gekijou"
BTMU cosponsors the "Kokorono Gekijou" project, which addresses such themes as the value of life and the importance of friendship.
- Dhttp://kokoronogekijou.com(in Japanese)
Sponsoring Special Olympics Nippon
BTMU and MUTB are sponsors of this international spor ts organization, the Japanese affiliate of the Special Olympics, which helps persons with developmental disabilities become more independent and participate in society.
"Peter Rabbit(R) 'Forest for the Future'" Environmental Conservation Activities
One of the social contribution activities promoted by the MUFG Group is the MUTB-led "Peter Rabbit(R) 'Forest for the Future'." In May 2009, MUTB signed the "Saitama Prefecture Afforestation Agreement" with Nagatoro-cho in Saitama Prefecture; based on this, forest conservation activities were initiated for a community forest (about one hectare in size) on Hodo Mountain in Nagatoro-cho. For six years, MUTB will cover upkeep costs and also provide volunteers to conduct maintenance work. Because Peter Rabbit(R) has been the MUTB mascot since 1988, this forest on Hodo Mountain has been named the "Peter Rabbit(R) 'Forest for the Future'." Employees and their families participate in tree planting and weeding activities.
Voices of Employees
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
I joined the work party clearing the undergrowth at the "Peter Rabbit(R) 'Forest for the Future'." Clearing out the underbrush, by using a sickle to cut down the dense weeds that grow during the summer, helps the growth of the tree seedlings that have been planted, and is essential for nurturing a healthy forest. It can be tough work, but one gets a peaceful feeling working amid the greener y of the forest , and I definitely felt the importance of working to protect the riches of nature and to pass them on to future generations.
Supporting FIT For Charity Run 2011
As an organizing committee member, MUMSS has been supporting this charity event, in which Tokyo-based financial sector companies participate, since 2009.
Aware that the MUFG Group is supported by society and the communities where we operate, employees at our branches and offices engage in activities to contribute to the local community. As in previous years, during FY 2011 the employees of our local offices throughout Japan-and throughout the world-were involved in a wide variety of activities, including local cleanup events, flowerbed and tree planting efforts, educational activities, and efforts to support a variety of charitable projects.