Social Contribution Activities

Disaster Recovery Support following the Great East Japan Earthquake

Laboratory class in the wonders of chemistry

As an ongoing activity that supports reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake, we have continued working with an NPO to organize a series of laboratory classes in the wonders of chemistry in Minamisanriku (Miyagi Prefecture) since 2013, getting lots of children to join in experiments using Mitsui Chemicals products.
In addition to making jumbo slime, which is a big hit every year, in 2015 we made freezer packs using urea produced by the Company. Through this experiment, the children learned about the principle of heat adsorption when urea is dissolved in water and were very excited about touching the freezer packs after becoming frozen.
A member of the NPO we are collaborating with felt that "the classroom experiments gave children in regions affected by the disaster an opportunity to learn and play outside of school." One of the volunteers visiting the affected area for the first time mentioned that "seeing the smiling faces of the children and people in the neighborhood gave me courage" and "being able to see first-hand the conditions in these areas was a good experience."

NPO: Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) , Minamisanriku Reconstruction Network

Children making jumbo slime

Group photo

Minamisanriku Support Marché Opens at Tokyo Station

In cooperation with companies engaged in continuously supporting reconstruction efforts in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Mitsui Chemicals held the Minamisanriku Support Marché on December 25, 2015.
Along with raising awareness of what the recovery status of disaster-affected regions is five years after the earthquake and the importance of providing ongoing support, Minamisanriku Support Marché sold a selection of local specialty goods and new products for supporting reconstruction efforts with the aim of creating a place where urban dwellers can easily purchase goods from disaster-affected regions.

Minamisanriku Support Marché