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NYK Recognized as Tokyo Sports Promotion Company for Fourth Consecutive Year

For a fourth consecutive year, NYK has been selected as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Company,* this year receiving accolades for the company’s ingenuity during the pandemic, which included using online resources to coordinate the company’s sponsorship of its in-house charity Run+Walk, an event that has been held every year since 2017.

About Charity Run+Walk

The event was first held in Tokyo in 2017 by NYK Volunteer Supporters, a group of volunteers comprising NYK Group employees, to promote employee charity engagement and health awareness through running and walking. This year, 30-minute exercise that can be done at home (e.g., dance, aerobics, and skipping rope) were added to the target exercises, and professional coaching via streamed video was made available. As a result, a total of 128 people participated.

The collected participation fee, along with a matching gift from NYK corresponding to the total distance run/walked and total hours exercised, will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.**

NYK will continue this event to contribute to employee health and raise awareness of social contributions.

* Tokyo Sports Promotion Company
A program created by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to recognize companies implementing initiatives to promote sports activities benefiting employees and providing support in the field of sports.

** Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization established in 1971. Médecins Sans Frontières Japon (MSFJ) was established in 1992. Website: https://www.msf.org/

- Online running and walking lessons being given by professional trainers

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