We are working together with local communities to build neighborhoods in which people can live safely and securely.
Promoting Earthquake Countermeasures at Disaster Prevention EventsOur branch offices and the company’s museums provide information on disaster countermeasures at disaster prevention events to enable us to efficiently coordinate with local authorities and communities in the event of a disaster.
Participating in a disaster preparedness event
Emergency Toilet Program for Preparation against DisastersAs an activity for protecting safety and security in daily life and saving lives, we began in fiscal 2017 to widen the reach of an emergency toilet program developed from our experience of restoring gas in disaster-affected areas. We hope to nurture self-help and mutual-help capabilities for survival of disasters in local communities.
Participants at an interactive event
Eco-cookingEco-cooking is an environmentally sound activity that begins with the familiar daily activity of cooking.
Demonstration by a lecturer during a cooking class
Contributing to the Next Generation with Activities that Support School EducationChildren are our future, which is why we are committed to teaching them about the importance of energy and the environment and helping to cultivate a “zest for life” as the goal of school education. We organize training workshops for teachers that incorporate facility tours and group work to provide them with information about energy in general, including city gas, and environmental issues that they can use in their own instructional plans. We held 49 such workshops in fiscal 2017, with 610 teachers in attendance. Moreover, we have been dispatching Tokyo Gas employees to teach classes in schools since 2002. As of the end of March 2018, 36,563 classes had been held with a total of 1,102,087 children attending. Two of our visiting lecture programs, “How city gas is delivered to homes” and “Nurturing eco-eating (eco-cooking),” have been approved by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the “Yoi Don! (Get set, Go!)” Tokyo 2020 educational programs, to support children in experiencing a better future. We also provide a variety of other educational resources, such as our “Odoroki! Naruhodo! Gas World” (“The Amazing and Interesting World of Gas”) educational website that makes learning about energy and the environment fun for both children and grown-ups alike while motivating children to learn on their own.
Fourth-grade class on energy and the environment
Donguri (Acorn) Environmental Education Program for Young PeopleThe Donguri (Acorn) Project*2 is an environmental education program for young people that grew out of the Donguri Arbor Festival, which was launched in 1993 to counter the decline of broadleaf forests. In 2005, we moved our conservation work to Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest in Miyota, Nagano Prefecture, and Donguri (Acorn) Project events began to be held there three or four times a year. By taking part in forest conservation work and experiencing a variety of outdoor programs that engage all five senses, participants learn about forest ecology and the role that forests play in our everyday lives. The hope is that these experiences will encourage people to lead more environmentally friendly lifestyles. In fiscal 2017, during two events in May and November, 56 participants learned about the ecology of the semi-cultivated Satoyama area by taking part in nature craft and forest maintenance. This included clearing undergrowth in the Sayama Hills in Saitama Prefecture.
Gaining experience in clearing undergrowth
Diverse PartnershipsWe are actively developing partnerships with government agencies, other firms, and outside organizations involved in environmental issues to raise environmental awareness in society as a whole.
Cooking Classes to Promote the Benefits of Cooking with GasAs a company that supplies the energy needed to cook day in and day out, we encourage people to fully benefit from the use of gas flame in everyday life.
HIIKU Fire Education about the Power and Benefits of FireAs part of our next-generation youth education initiative, we have been working since 2012 to expand our participatory HIIKU fire education program for children of elementary school age and older. The program is intended to give youngsters an opportunity to learn about fire and develop their ability to survive disasters and enrich their own lives by experiencing the various benefits of fire and the correct way to handle it. The program attracted 3,750 participants in fiscal 2017.
I have devoted myself to training as an athlete at Tokyo Gas to achieve my dream of winning a Paralympic gold medal.
In fiscal 2017, a number of events took place to mark the three-year countdown and 1,000 Days to Go to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and I felt the growing public excitement for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Tokyo Gas sponsored events in Toyosu and Shinjuku, and I was able to convey the appealing, interesting aspects of Paralympic sports to lots of children.
We are now two years away from the 2020 Games.
The Paralympic Games in Tokyo will present a golden opportunity to see first-hand the para-athletes take on the challenge of demonstrating their potential.
I hope you will come out to watch these games.
Also, keep in mind that watching as many para-sports as possible and learning the game rules and backgrounds of each athlete beforehand will make watching the games even more exciting.
I hope that watching the many para-sports events in 2018 will greatly increase overall awareness of the events. As an athlete, I will compete while giving it all I’ve got to earn your support.
|2008||Competed at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.|
|2012||Won silver in the 100-meter breaststroke and bronze in the 100-meter butterfly at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Set a world record for the 200-meter butterfly at the German Open.
(Chosen as flag bearer for the Japanese team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.)
|2015||Won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter butterfly, silver in the 50-meter freestyle, and bronze in the 200-meter individual medley at the IPC Swimming World Championships.|
|2016||Won silver in the 50-meter freestyle, bronze in the 100-meter breaststroke, silver in the 100-meter butterfly, and bronze in the 100-meter freestyle, and placed fourth in the 200-meter individual medley at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.|
General Manager, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Department.
In the United States, where I spent time as a student, people with disabilities were taken very good care of, even in the smallest towns that lagged behind in barrier-free infrastructure. In Japan, where progress has been made ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games in terms of physical access, such as barrier-free facilities, there is still room for improvement in terms of awareness or public understanding toward people with disabilities.
Tokyo Gas will work toward the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games and support them as an Official Partner. In addition to providing infrastructure, we will strive to instill a barrier-free mindset for everyone.
Supporting the Paralympic Games and para sports is the first step for Japan in becoming a highly mature society that embraces diversity. The Tokyo 2020 Games represents a great opportunity for Japan to transform itself. In anticipation of 2020 and beyond, Tokyo Gas will make its best effort to contribute the creation of an inclusive society.
Yellow: Caring about our customers
Orange: Remaining close by
Light blue: Valuing diversity
Light green: Serving society actively
Green: Valuing sustainability
Red: Rising to the challenge
Blue: Delivering safety and reliability
Disaster Recovery Efforts: Earthquake Relief VolunteersSince launching our volunteer work program in June 2011, 1,980 employees and their families have, at 43 times, taken part in support activities tailored to the needs of the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Volunteer Work for Organizing Para Sports EventsAs part of our support for para sports, we have been providing volunteers to organize para sports competitions since 2015, help set up and clear venues, staff receptions, and serve as interpreters. To date, 101 Group employees have participated in 9 events.
Darunee Scholarship certificate