On February 14, the Foundation donated 10 million yen to the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Japan as emergency relief funds for people affected by the disaster.
We offer our deepest condolences for those whose lives were lost in the earthquake that occurred in the early hours of February 6, 2023 in Southeast Turkey, and our heartfelt sympathies to their loved ones, and to all others affected by the earthquake.
In response to the widespread devastation caused by the earthquake that occurred in Southeast Turkey, the Foundation will carry out Emergency Relief Fundraising until February 26 (Sunday), 2023.
The received donations will be used to provide support to people affected by the disaster, via the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Japan. We sincerely request your warm-hearted support and cooperation on this occasion.
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On October 31 (Monday), in advance of the commencement ceremony on construction works to restore the Main Palace of Shuri Castle, the Foundation presented a restoration support donation of 100 million yen to Okinawa Prefectural Government.
On November 3 (Thursday), an award ceremony for the first prize and outstanding prize-winners of the “AEON Cheers Club Shuri Castle Restoration Support Project Poster Competition” was held in front of the Suimuikan Visitor Center of Shuri Castle.
The AEON 1% Club Foundation, with the cooperation of Welcia Holdings Co., Ltd. and through coordination between twenty-two Welcia Pharmacy stores (Welcia Yakkyoku Co., Ltd.) within Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, will launch the “AEON Cheers Club Welcia Tsukuba”, the first to be based at a drugstore, and commence the club’s activities.
The Foundation hosted “Asia Youth Leaders 2022” online over three days from August 23 (Tuesday) to 25 (Thursday).
On June 16 (Saturday), the Foundation hosted the AEON Scholarship Certificate Granting Ceremony for this fiscal year. The ceremony was attended by 32 newly-certified students from eight countries, and 28 continuing students who received certification last year.
55,057,855 yen Raised via
the AEON UNICEF Safe Water Campaign
On July 1 (Friday), the donations received from AEON customers through the “AEON UNICEF Safe Water Campaign”, in addition to the funds raised through the sale of TopValu Natural Mineral Water (500ml) at AEON Group stores and the Foundation’s contribution, were presented to UNICEF in order to be used in Cambodia and Myanmar for the provision of safe water and the installation of water supply facilities.
On March 14, 2022 (Monday), the Foundation held a Presentation Ceremony for the “Ukraine Children’s Emergency Support Fund” at the Japan Committee for UNICEF (Shinagawa), and donated 100 million yen to rescue children in Ukraine.
The AEON Cheers Club provides a setting for children from first grade of elementary school to third grade of junior high school to learn about rules and manners through group activities, while cultivating their interest, awareness and ability to think about the environment. In fiscal year 2018, the club carried out activities on the theme of Energy.
The eco-1 Grand Prix is a contest that gathers and recognizes eco actions taken on a daily basis by the next generation of high-schoolers, acting in school units. This is the event’s seventh season.
On the theme of “Food” to nurture healthy minds and bodies and rich humanity, the Junior High School Composition Contest seeks to convey the feeling of gratitude for memorable meals and cookery to important people through the medium of written composition.
Based on the principle that basic education is indispensable for the realization of a peaceful society, since 2000 the Foundation has been supporting the building of schools in five Asian countries in which educational facilities are underdeveloped.
In some parts of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar it is difficult to ensure hygienic water supply, and unhygienic pond water or groundwater which contains substances that may be hazardous to health is used as domestic water. In addition, some children are unable to study at school as their time is consumed by fetching water from far distances.
In this high school student exchange program, which started in 1990, high school students from Japan and other nations visit each other’s countries and strengthen international mutual understanding and friendship.
Asia Youth Leaders is a program in which young people from various Asian countries gather in the same room to take part in observation and lectures by specialists on the theme of social issues in the host country, followed by group discussions.
The AEON Scholarship is an allowance-based scholarship for university students in various Asian countries and self-financed Asian students studying in Japan. The project was started in 2006 in the hope that recipients will play an active role in the future connecting their home countries with Japan in their respective specialist fields.
As a member of regional communities, we are working to disseminate traditional culture and historical landscapes, which need to be passed down to the children of future generations. The Foundation also provides opportunities for people who live in such regions to strengthen mutual connections, and supports the creation of further enriched communities.
The Foundation provides support for disaster relief and reconstruction so that people affected by large-scale natural disasters can resume their normal daily lives as quickly as possible. Furthermore, looking toward the future, we engage in initiatives to support enhanced development in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Re:action ～30-year path of the Teenage Ambassadors, and to the next step.～
- “AEON Shuri Castle Restoration Support Project” Expanding Our Initiatives, For Okinawa’s Future
- Launch of “AEON Cheers Club Welcia Tsukuba” on September 11! With the Goal of Regional Wellness Promotion, the Welcia Group’s First AEON Cheers Club is Formed!
- Guide to Applications for Participating Schools in FY 2022 High School Student Exchange Program
- FY 2022 High School Student Exchange Program: School Application Guideline Consent Form & Application Form (Download Ver.)
- AEON Scholarship Granting Ceremony 2021
- Greeting from the Chairman
- 2020 AEON-UNICEF Safe Water Campaign