We contribute to the sound development of communities, aiming to build a globally sustainable society.

Support for the Brazilian Community in Japan

As a company with extensive business operations in Brazil, Mitsui provides various types of support to foster reciprocal understanding between Japan and Brazil and find solutions to issues affecting the Brazilian community in Japan.

Scholarship Program for Brazilian Schoolchildren in Japan

Mitsui has been providing scholarships since 2009. The purpose of this program is to provide educational opportunities to children who would otherwise be unable to continue their studies due to economic reasons, and to help Brazilian children to participate more actively in Japanese society by their Japanese language education. In the fiscal year ended March 2020, 398 children attending 26 schools received scholarships. From 2019, a total of 290 of these children, who are in elementary school grades five and above, started taking the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), and 101 passed.

Extracurricular Classes at Brazilian Schools in Japan

Since 2014, Mitsui has supported extracurricular classes for children at Brazilian schools in Japan in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Brazil in Tokyo. The purpose of these classes is to help children prepare for their future careers by learning about the importance of work. In the fiscal year ended March 2020, Mitsui’s employees gave a total of six classes in our office which were attended by 221 children in total.

The 3rd extracurricular class at a Brazilian school in Japan The 3rd extracurricular class at a Brazilian school in Japan

Other Support Activities

  • Seminar on the future of Brazilian children in Japan (Kaeru Project)
    Since 2009, a psychologist has been invited from Brazil to present advisor training seminars in cooperation with local governments and NPOs in three cities with Brazilian communities.
  • Since 2011, Mitsui has supported for initiatives by NPOs, to foster multicultural coexistence among Brazilians in Japan (10 organizations supported in the fiscal year ended March 2020)
NPOs conference at Brazilian embassy NPOs conference at Brazilian embassy

Support for the Improvement of the Educational Environment in Myanmar

We provide seamless support for the improvement of the educational environment in Myanmar at all levels from elementary to higher education, in partnership with various organizations.

Support for elementary education through participation in elementary school construction by the Myanmar Terakoya Support Team

In December 2013, Mitsui & Co. began participating in the Myanmar Terakoya Support Team, which supports the construction of terakoya elementary schools, in Myanmar, and has donated one new schoolhouse each year, to improve children’s educational environment. Over the past six years, we have continuously provided support for the rebuilding of one school per year, and have contributed to the development of educational environments at six schools, for approximately 1,900 students.

Other Support Activities

  • Agriculture seminar at Yezin Agricultural University
  • Scholarship support for Myanmar students at the Tokyo University of Agriculture