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Philanthrophy  vol.65 Tokio Marine Group Career Education Program “Group Work on Managing Risks and Opportunities” for Junior High and High School Students

The importance of career education has increased in recent years and there are growing expectations as to the contribution that the business community can make in the field of education. To respond to such expectations, Tokio Marine Group has developed its own career education program with card games and workshops, collaborating with junior high and high school teachers, a university professor, NPOs and other experts in the field. In July 2016, the group started “Group Work on Managing Risks and Opportunities.”
     In March 2017, 38 students at the Junior High School Attached to the Faculty of Education of Chiba University took this class. In taking on the management of a retail bakery, student working groups set their own company philosophy, select business strategies and simulate profits to achieve the best business profits and non-financial high performances “To Be a Good Company.” By avoiding various risks and enhancing convenience and attractiveness to customers and local communities, they learned the importance of insurance through a game-environment experience. Tokio Marine Group started to promote the program nationwide in fiscal 2017.

caption: Through a business simulation, students can learn how to manage risks and opportunities

Philanthrophy  vol.66 Mitsubishi Materials Ikuno Silver Mine Ruins Designated a Cultural Property

The ancient structures associated with the Ikuno Mine in Asago City, Hyogo Prefecture, and in which Mitsubishi Materials had its beginnings, have been designated as a Japan Heritage Cultural Property. This is after the Old Silver Mine Carriage Road running through the three cities and three towns centering around Asago City was designated a Japan Heritage Cultural Property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
     The Ikuno Silver Mine used to be one of Japan’s largest silver mines, and the company participated in its operation from 1896 until it was closed in 1973. From those early days, it has been the location of a variety of businesses run by the company and by group companies, and today the company still contributes to multilateral economic development in the region as it continues to enjoy a solid relationship with, and the trust of, the local community.
     The Ikuno Silver Mine Ruins not only have some collaboration events with local shops, but also feature a number of tourist facilities including a Mine Tunnel tour of the ruins which allows visitors to see the cultural properties that embody the historical story of “Japan, the Resource Rich Nation.”

caption: At the Cultural Property designation ceremony


Ikuno Silver Mine tunnel An Imperial Chrysanthemum crest still adorns the main gate pillar