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Japan still rebuilds; Yokohama helps

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Employees of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. and the Yokohama Group are helping Japan. The country is still rebuilding and recovering from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. As of April 28, 2011, the company and its employees have donated 88,500,000 yen ($1,100,000) to the relief effort.

That total comprises donations of 61,700,000 yen ($760,000) by Yokohama Group companies and their employees in Japan, including a 50,000,000 yen ($610,000) corporate donation by the parent company, and 26,800,000 yen ($330,000) by group companies and their employees in other nations. The companies and employees made their contributions mainly through the Red Cross societies in their nations.

Yokohama Group companies have accompanied their financial donations with material support and with human assistance. The material support has included donations of food, clothing, and other necessities through the Japanese Red Cross Society and through other organizations. The human assistance has included participation by employee volunteers in onsite relief activities, the hiring of individuals who lost their jobs in the disaster, and funding for a year’s free accommodation in public housing for persons displaced by the disaster.

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