December 8, 2009 - NYK provided donations totaling 2,289,906 yen to the victims of the powerful typhoon that occurred in the Philippines on September 26, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Samoa and American Samoa on September 29, and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra on September 30. The donations were made through the three organizations below.
NYK received donations of 1,144,953 yen from NYK Group executives and employees, and then added the matching gift* to the donations. We wish for a quick recovery in all these areas.
*matching gift: A program under which NYK provides an additional contribution proportional to the contributions made by employees to an NPO or similar organization.
Organizations Receiving Donations
1) Typhoon in the Philippines
Supporting organization: NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation
A donation will be provided through the foundation to the Philippine National Red Cross and the League of Corporate Foundations in coordination with National Book Store. The Philippine National Red Cross is helping to distribute aid, and the League of Corporate Foundations is coordinating with National Book Store to distribute school bags and school stationery to children affected by the disaster.
2) Earthquake and Tsunami in Samoa
Supporting organization: Association of Medical Doctor of Asia (AMDA)
In response to the tsunami that struck Samoa in September 2009, AMDA promptly dispatched two coordinators from its headquarters in Okayama, Japan. Through its local counterpart, AMDA assessed the extent of the damage and medical needs at the disaster area. AMDA also donated medicine to local doctors and sent a therapist from New Zealand to conduct training sessions for aid workers on psychological care.
3) Earthquake off Sumatra
Supporting organization: Plan Japan
Immediately after the earthquake occurred, Plan Japan dispatched staff to work with local governments and other NGOs and to research the situation of affected areas and distribute items such as waterproof tarps, blankets, and hygiene kits. Donations will be used for a project providing stationary kits to school children in affected areas.
Details of Organizations:
NYK TDG Friendship Foundation
In January 1990, the NYK-FIL Japan Home for Street Children, dedicated to providing street children in the Philippines with food, homes, medical care, and education, was established jointly by the NYK Group and Jose Roberto Delgado, current chief executive officer of the Transnational Diversified Group.
Later renamed the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation, the charity serves as an organization through which social contributions can be made to those in the Philippines on behalf of the NYK Group and the Transnational Diversified Group. Since the charity's founding, it as continued to be a part of various activities aimed at helping street children as well as providing relief for victims of natural disasters.
Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA)
AMDA, established in 1984 and headquartered in the Japanese prefecture of Okayama, has extended medical aid and assistance for the stabilization of livelihoods to socially and economically underprivileged people suffering from wars, natural disasters, and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In 2006, the UN ECOSOC granted AMDA General Consultative Status.
Plan Japan, established in 1983 as part of the international organization Plan.* Plan Japan assists developing countries with the shared goal and purpose of 20 supporting countries.
Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world. Plan works in 48 developing countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is independent, with no religious, political, or governmental affiliations.