Japanese company donates 10 million yen for ‘Pablo’ victims

from Government of the Philippines
Published on 22 Dec 2012 View Original

MANILA, Dec. 22 -- Representatives of Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan’s largest general trading companies, called on Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez last December 18 to convey their pledge to donate a total amount of JPY 10 million (approximately P 5 million) for the victims of Typhoon ‘Pablo’ in the Philippines.

Former Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines Makoto Katsura, in his capacity as Corporate Advisor to Marubeni Corporation, expressed his company’s sympathy for the tragic loss that occurred in southern Philippines.
Ambassador Katsura said that Marubeni is donating JPY 5 million (approximately PhP 2.5 million) through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), while another JPY 5 million will be donated through the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, a statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Accompanying Ambassador Katsura was Ms. Aya Matsuo, Manager for Marubeni’s Global Strategy and Coordination Department, Asia-Oceania Team.

Ambassador Lopez thanked Ambassador Katsura and the Marubeni Corporation for their generous contribution. He said that Marubeni’s assistance would make Christmas for the typhoon victims a little brighter despite their loss.

Marubeni is involved in diverse business interests including, chemicals, energy, finance, logistics, IT, lifestyle, metals and mineral resources, real estate development, plant and industrial machinery, power projects, and infrastructure and transportation machinery. It has business presence in at least 70 countries. In the Philippines, Marubeni has projects in the fields of power/energy, transportation, real estate, water, and trading, among others. (DFA)