Our Social Contributions
Fundamental Spirit of Social Contribution
It is said that our real happiness comes not when we are given by others, but when we give to others.
When we are given by, we look at how much we were given and immediately feel dissatisfied if the amounts were small. Yet when we give, however embarrassingly small our gifts are, our hearts are greatly filled. In other words, when we give to others, our own dissatisfactions quickly decrease, while our hearts are greatly enriched.
Therefore, we believe that ”It is far more blessed to give than to receive.”
Also, we believe that ”Social contribution does not end with a one-time activity; continuity is more important than the quantity of the contribution.”
Aspects of Social Contribution Activities
In terms of our contributions to society, they take a wide variety of forms.
The following are, by way of example only, the contributions that we can make to our society.
(ⅰ) Traditionally, a company’s mission should be to support the livelihood of its employees by expanding and securing jobs through planning new employment opportunities, while contributing to socio-economic stability and the physical and spiritual well-being and improvement of all employees’ lives through business development and sound management.
(ⅱ) Through the payment of taxes by companies and employees, society profits from it in return.
(ⅲ) Actively participating in social service in the international and regional societies.
(ⅳ) Through the invention of the latest technology, and the creation of a high level industrialized society it is possible to plan to break away from material poverty.
(ⅴ) By the improvements of intellectual ability through education and intelligent creative activity, breaking away from mental poverty can be planned.
(ⅵ) Creating an economic base for the economically weak (for example, establishing educational facilities for schools, etc, and nurturing the supporting industries that are a basis in life.
(ⅶ) Even if the victims and stricken area of natural disasters are supported materially and spiritually, moreover it is the most important that society makes an active contribution directly.
Natural disasters due to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, or even rainstorms (typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, etc.) can occur everywhere in the world in every country and region at anytime. Once a natural disaster occurs, the society of the stricken area and way of life does not collapse at once, noble peoples lives are instantaneously taken, forced into a situation so miserable no words can express, with lots of sacrifice and enormous damage. Moreover, the mental pain and anguish of the victims will never go away.
"HARAKENZO more " believe in the spirit of cooperation, ”One for all, and all for one”. As a member of these times on this earth, each and every person should work fast to bring relief for the victims and reconstruction of stricken areas of natural disasters. By bringing the world together as one and helping each other, we can recognize the importance of helping and supporting others.
Also, for us included, if there is anything we can contribute to international society, it is our desire to actively pursue the above. For the victims and stricken areas that encounter major natural disasters, as a member of international society, through relief support efforts we will make contributions and fulfill our social obligation through organizations like UNICEF and the Red Cross Society.
HAITI’S BIG EARTHQUAKE
In every country and region in the entire world there is a potential danger of large natural disasters.
The major 7.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred on January 12, 2010 in Haiti was especially devastating by increasing the poverty level of central South America’s poorest country, and the damage was exceedingly serious, but moreover grave.
In Haiti that was struck by the horrible earthquake disaster this time, as if a bombing had occurred countless buildings have been reduced to mountains of rubble annihilating the functionality of the capital city. Trucks collecting corpses are frequently going in and out of the city, countless people buried alive are desperately awaiting rescue, everyday with the temperatures exceeding 30C the strong smell of rotting corpses floats in the air, while the estimate of the deceased is estimated to be in the 10,000s.
For us living together in this day and age on this earth, looking the other way or only going through the motion of helping with urgent rescue relief, we cannot help but wish for the speedy relief efforts of inadequate supplies, emergency funds, and reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake.
Presently, although these are difficult times as the world is in serious economic peril due to the concurrent world recession, the suffering of the Haitian people due to this natural disaster is far more serious and cannot be compared to the economic difficulties we are facing.
Us, living together in this day and age, headline support to each and every person, and pray for the possibility that one-day the rich hearts of the victims will return.
Social Action Efforts of Members of Our Office
There is a member of our office who has recently received a silver award of merit from the Japan Red Cross Society in recognition of contributing to blood donation efforts by donating blood at least seventy times.
Further, there is a member of our office who has recently received a gold award of merit from the Japan Red Cross Society in recognition of contributing to blood donation efforts by donating blood at least one hundred times.