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NYK Group to Aid Victims of Philippine Typhoon

December 20, 2012

The NYK Group has started to collect and match donations from executives and employees at companies throughout the group for those directly affected by the deadly typhoon (Bopha) that struck the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on December 4. Donations will be managed by the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation.1
NYK has deep compassion for those harmed by this natural disaster and offers its wishes for a quick recovery.
In the Philippines, NYK runs the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy with the Transnational Diversified Group (TDG)2 and is thus positively involved in fostering and recruiting Philippine seafarers.
The NYK Group established the NYK Group–JPF Joint Aid Supplies Transportation Projects with Japan Platform (JPF)3 in 2004 to support the quick recovery of areas impacted by disasters, and free ocean transport has since been arranged based on requests by JPF.
In the hopes of aiding victims of disasters through our supportive action, NYK will continue its efforts to be proactively involved in contributing to society as a good corporate citizen.
1 NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation
The NYK-FIL Japan Home for Street Children, dedicated to providing street children in the Philippines with food, homes, medical care, and education, was established in 1990 jointly by the NYK Group and Mr. Jose Roberto Delgado, then chief executive officer of the Transnational Diversified Group. Later renamed the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation, it works as an organization that makes social contributions on behalf of the NYK Group and the Transnational Diversified Group. The foundation maintains the goals it has had since its origin by helping street children as well as providing relief to victims of natural disasters.
2 Transnational Diversified Group(TDG)
A group of enterprises established in 1976 by Mr. Jose Roberto Delgado, the group’s current chairman. In addition to the group’s business as a shipping agency, and the recruitment and education of seafarers, the group operates air transport and logistics businesses. Since 1976, TDG has maintained a cooperative relationship with NYK.
3 Japan Platform (JPF)
An international humanitarian assistance organization founded to provide quick and effective emergency relief during natural disasters and refugee situations. The activities are carried out under a partnership of an NGO, a government, and the business community, where these entities are integrated equally to draw on the resources and unique features of each sector.
Website: https://www.japanplatform.org/E/index.html
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