Three Toyota Group Companies Hold Ceremony to Reaffirm Commitment to Tohoku
Toyota City, Japan, Apr 10, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor East Japan,
Inc. (TMEJ), Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Toyota Tsusho) and Toyota Motor
Corporation (TMC) today held a ceremony in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan's
Tohoku region—the region hardest hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake of
2011—to renew their commitment to the region's revitalization.
Approximately 100 people attended the ceremony, including Miyagi Prefecture
Governor Yoshihiro Murai, Ohira Village Mayor Masahiro Atobe and other national
and local government officials. Also in attendance were TMEJ President Takeshi
Shirane, Toyota Tsusho President Jun Karube, TMC President Akio Toyoda and
representatives of local businesses. The ceremony was held at TMEJ's
on-site Technical Skills Academy.
Toyota announced Tohoku revitalization initiatives in July 2011 based on three
pillars: the automobile industry, new business and social contribution.
Today's ceremony was conducted to express gratitude toward governmental
bodies, local businesses and others for their ongoing support as a number of
the revitalization initiatives move into the operational stage this spring.
These include the opening of TMEJ's Technical Skills Academy, the F-Grid
Concept project that will serve as the core of a smart energy system for the
industrial park where TMEJ is located, and the start of operations at Vegi
Dream Kurihara Corporation's third bell pepper growing facility.
Toyoda spoke on behalf of the companies, saying: "True revitalization
will take a long time. That is why the entire group of Toyota companies is
dedicated to working together to carry out ongoing revitalization
Miyagi Prefecture Governor Murai expressed high expectations for the ongoing
support programs of the three companies, saying: "The continuous and
widespread support of the Toyota group of companies in Tohoku is a powerful
driving force that pushes ahead the revitalization of the region. Going
forward, we will undertake revitalization efforts in even closer collaboration
with Toyota and with a sense of urgency."
To see the "Main Toyota Initiatives Directed at Disaster Recovery and
Restoration in the Tohoku Region" please visit
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
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