Kito Japan Sends Volunteers to Western Japan for Flood-Recovery Work
Heavy rains in July, 2018 caused flooding and landslides in Western Japan, significantly damaging the communities
there. Even at the time of two months later, over 2,000 residents of the affected region still have to live in shelters
and temporary housing. To be a little help to them, 30 Kito employees came to the city of Kurashiki in Okayama
Prefecture on September 15 as recovery volunteers. We visited the homes of disaster victims, demolished damaged
walls, disposed of water-damaged tatami mats, floorboards, unsalvageable furniture and other possessions, collected
washed-up trash, cleaned dirty dishes and the like.
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Number of participants: 30
Location: City of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefectureate
Kito Japan Helps with Quake Recovery
Seventh round of aid in rebuilding communities hit by the Great Tohoku Earthquake
On July 11, roughly four years after the Great Tohoku Earthquake, Kito personnel again participated in the disaster relief effort in an affected community, as we have done since 2011. The wide range of relief work actively involved 39 Kito employees, visiting a heavily damaged primary school, searching for people still missing, and helping salvage personal property along the Koizumi beach.
Date:Saturday, July 11, 2015
Number of participants: 39
Location: City of Kesennuma
Kito Japan Supports the “Ventforet Kofu” J- League football club
KITO is a proud sponsor of the Division 1 J-League football club “Ventforet Kofu. KITO’s logo adorns the team’s uniforms that are worn during their community outreach programs, and can also be seen on the billboards that surround the pitch. These allow us to show our support for Ventforet Kofu while promoting regional contributions.
Pitching in after Kinu River flooding
Recent record-breaking rainstorms flooded many homes across a wide area, including Ibaraki, Tochigi and Miyagi Prefectures. In the community of Joso, where the Kinu River broke through levees, 48 Kito employees helped clean up damaged homes and living spaces, hoping that life there will soon return to normal.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
Number of participants: 48
Place: City of Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture