Activities by Region
Korea: Supporting the National Japanese Drama Contest
Mitsui & Co. Korea Ltd. supports the National Japanese Drama Contest for junior and high school students with the aim of fostering education and cultural exchanges that deepen understanding of Japanese culture.
First held in 2008, the contest is hosted by three organizations: Korea Japanese Teacher's Association (which has about 2,300 Korean junior and senior high school teachers of Japanese as members), the Public Information Cultural Center at the Embassy of Japan in Korea, and the Japan Foundation, Seoul. Mitsui & Co. Korea and Mitsui Group member companies, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Seoul Branch), Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group (Korea Branch), and Mitsui-Soko Korea Co., Ltd., jointly sponsor the event. On the day of the contest, employees of Mitsui & Co. Korea participate as volunteers.
Junior and senior high school students from throughout Korea take part in the contest which covers various topics, including the culture, history, social issues, and other aspects of both Japan and Korea. Award-winning teams have the opportunity to travel to Japan for training — four days (three nights) for the junior high school teams, and ten days (nine nights) for the senior high school teams.
Mitsui & Co. Korea Ltd. will continue to promote activities which contribute to the development of friendly relations between Japan and Korea by closely working together with the Korean education community.