Sanoh expresses our sincerest sympathies to the victims of the Pacific Coast Tohoku Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011.
Sanoh has contributed donations totaling 110 million to support relief efforts and the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake.
The donations included contributions that were given immediately to the prefecture of Ibaraki and the city of Koga. Since Sanoh’s founding in 1939, we have proudly operated our primary plant and conducted business activities in Koga, Ibaraki. The earthquake caused significant destruction locally in Ibaraki and has affected many businesses operating in the automotive industry. For this reason, on March 29th Sanoh Executive Vice President Toshiyuki Shinohara visited the prefectural office and presented Governor Masaru Hashimoto (pictured top) with a donation of 50 million to support the reconstruction of the affected areas within the prefecture. On March 30th, Mr. Shinohara visited the Koga City office and presented a donation of 10 million to Mayor Nakahisa Hakuto (pictured bottom). A further donation of 50 million was given to the Japanese Red Cross Society as aid to all of the affected prefectures within the Tohoku region.
In addition to these donations, Sanoh has pledged to match donations collected through disaster fundraising efforts led by Sanoh Group employees around the world, with the combined amount to be given to the Japanese Red Cross Society as well as victim support groups.
Beyond these donations, the Sanoh Group will continue to work to provide support and assistance to those affected by this disaster.
We extend our sincere hopes for the earliest possible recovery of the affected areas.