CSR Activities in Asian Countries CSR


  • Indonesia

1. AEON Scholarship

  • Since 2006, AEON 1% Club Foundation has helped university and graduate school students in Asia achieve their dreams through providing scholarship. Including 53 Indonesian students, the program has supported a total of 4,393 Asian students, of which 562 are studying in Japan. They are expected to serve as a bridge between Indonesia and Japan.

  • Students receiving scholarship certificates

    Students receiving scholarship certificates

  • AEON scholarship granting ceremony in Indonesia

    AEON scholarship granting ceremony in Indonesia

2. Asia Youth Leaders

  • Students in discussion

    Students in discussion

  • Asia Youth Leaders program brings together students from Japan and other Asian countries to address environmental and social issues of the host country. Through discussing how to cope with the issue among multinational team members with different cultural back ground, the students not only deepen their understanding about the issue but also diversity of values. The program is finalized by the students presenting a proposal to the host city’s government. Starting in 2010, the program has been held each year in a different country, with overall participation of 534 students from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and China. Indonesia has been participated annually from 2012, sending a total of 103 students to the program.

3. Teenage Ambassadors

  • The Teenage Ambassadors program is an exchange activity designed to promote mutual understanding among high school students fromJapan and those overseas. Through a week-long program in which students make courtesy visits to the host country’s government and embassies, attend classes at local school and experienceh homestay, the program offers opportunities for students to build friendship as well as cultivating international perspective. So far, 2,052 high school students from 17 countries have participated in the program. The program was held three times in 2002, 2011 and 2015 with overall participation of 128 Indonesian and Japanese students.

  • Courtesy visit to President Yudhoyono at the Indonesia presidential palace

    Courtesy visit to President Yudhoyono at the Indonesia presidential palace

4. Tree Planting

  • Planting trees in Jakarta

    Planting trees in Jakarta

  • Since its establishment in 1990, AEON Environmental Foundation has been engaged in forestation activities in various parts of Asia. In Indonesia, the foundation has planted 62,800 trees with local citizens on the coast north of Jakarta over the period from 2011 to 2013. The total number of the trees planted through our forestation effort in Japan and overseas, including those through AEON Hometown Forests project, a tree planting activity conducted at the opening of our retail stores, exceeded 10 million in 2013.