JAL and KYOCERA to Support "TOMODACHI in San Diego 2013" Program to Send Tsunami-Stricken Area Students from Japan to the U.S.

  JAL and KYOCERA to Support "TOMODACHI in San Diego 2013" Program to Send
  Tsunami-Stricken Area Students from Japan to the U.S.

    Supporting Kesennuma students' visit to express gratitude for the U.S.
           military's tsunami relief mission "Operation Tomodachi"

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 9, 2013

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 9201.T)(herein "JAL") and KYOCERA Corporation
(NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971)(herein "KYOCERA") announced today that they will
jointly support the "TOMODACHI in San Diego 2013" program taking place in
March 2013 as part of the larger TOMODACHI Initiative.

In 2011, a humanitarian relief mission, called "Operation Tomodachi," (the
word tomodachi means friend in Japanese) was launched by the U.S. military and
Japan Self-Defense Forces immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake to
provide assistance and encouragement to the disaster victims. U.S. forces also
made tremendous contributions to the restoration of Sendai Airport, which was
devastated by the tsunami. The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private
partnership led by the U.S. Embassy in Japan and the U.S.-Japan Council to
invest in the next generation in both countries and to strengthen the
U.S.-Japan friendship, based on the same spirit of cooperation and friendship
as "Operation Tomodachi."

As numerous residents of the tsunami-ravaged city of Kesennuma (Miyagi Pref.)
have conveyed their feelings of deep gratitude toward the U.S. Marines and
Navy personnel who participated in "Operation Tomodachi," in order to help the
young people of Kesennuma realize their wish to personally thank U.S. service
personnel and to support their own individual growth, JAL and KYOCERA will
jointly support the "TOMODACHI in San Diego 2013" program, which will
transport students from Kesennuma to San Diego, home to numerous U.S. Marine
and Navy bases.

Through the program, JAL and KYOCERA also seek to provide participants with an
exciting educational and cultural exchange in San Diego, a city with which
both companies have close ties: JAL inaugurated the first direct flight to San
Diego from Asia with its Boeing 787 on December 2, 2012; and KYOCERA opened
the U.S. production plant of KYOCERA International Inc. there in 1971.

An outline of the program follows:


“TOMODACHI in San Diego 2013”
                 
1. Date:           March 24 (Sun) – March 31 (Sun), 2013
2. Participants:   7 students of Kesennuma City (to be selected through a
                   screening process)
                   Transportation between Kesennuma and Narita Airport,
3. Cost:           airfare, and local transportation and room and board
                   throughout the program will be covered by the organizers

4. Program schedule (tentative):
        Travel from Kesennuma Station – Sendai – Ueno – Narita
Day 1  Airport;                                               
        departure ceremony
        Flight JL066 to San Diego
        City tour and welcome ceremony                           Homestay
Day 2   Courtesy call and thank you ceremony at U.S. Navy        Homestay
        and/or Marine base
Day 3   School visit                                             Homestay
Day 4   School visit, KYOCERA production plant visit             Homestay
Day 5   Farewell ceremony
        Attend University of San Diego vs Oregon State           Homestay
        baseball game
Day 6   Flight JL065 to Narita Airport                           In-flight
Day 7   Farewell party at hotel after arriving at Narita         Stay in hotel
        Airport
Day 8   Travel from Narita – Ueno – Sendai – Kesennuma
                                                                 

About JAL

Japan Airlines (JAL) (TOKYO: 9201.T) (http://www.jal.co.jp/en/) was
established in 1951, and is today a member of the oneworld® airline alliance
with an international network reaching more than 221 airports in 40 countries
and regions together with its codeshare partners. Domestically, JAL covers
over 50 airports throughout Japan and operates a fleet of 215 aircraft
including the revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737s, 767s, 777s,
Embraer 170 and other regional jets. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) has reached over
25 million members worldwide today and is Japan's biggest frequent flyer
program. Awarded the most punctual major global airline in 2009 and 2010, JAL
is committed to continue providing customers the highest levels of flight
safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service.

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining
these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with
other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power
generating systems, telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers,
electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales
totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked
#426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest
publicly traded companies.

Contact:

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Sze Hunn Yap, +81-3-5460-3109
sze_hunn.yap@jal.com
or
KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Elly Yoshikawa, +81-(0)75-604-3416
Corporate Communications
webmaster.pressgl@kyocera.jp
Fax: +81-(0)75-604-3516
 
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