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Social Welfare

1. OMRON Taiyo/Taiyo no ie

Taiyo no ie, a social welfare organization, set up training facilities in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, and Kyoto for the purpose of integrating people with disabilities into society.

Through an alliance with Taiyo no ie, OMRON established Japan's first factory designed for workers with various physical handicaps, OMRON Taiyo Co., Ltd., in Beppu, Oita Prefecture in 1972. This was followed by the establishment of OMRON Kyoto Taiyo Co., Ltd. in Kyoto in 1986.

in Beppu, Oita Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture Lie a couple of factories referred to as a factory of wheelchairs. The fate encounter that triggered the creation of these factories occourred In 1971 in Kyoto.

Founder. Kazuma Tateisi

Dr. Yutaka Nakamura "Even if the physically challenged recieve job training at a vacational aid center, their reintegration into society is difficult... I want to cooperate with a company and use our own strength to build a factory..."
Founder. Kazuma Tateisi "I see. Then, let's do it."

Dr. Yutaka Nakamura

"No one is so disabled as to be unable to work at all. The people who work here are not patients but employees, and their sponsors are our investors." This is the philosophy upon which Dr. Yutaka Nakamura established Taiyo no ie. He was joined by OMRON founder Kazuma Tateisi, who introduced the motto "At work for a better life, a better world for all" as an embodiment of his credo that companies as a public servant contributing to society through its business activities.

This revolutionary thinking and the sympathetic resonance from the philosophies of these two individuals, with cooperation from welfare organizations, people with disabilities and private companies, lead to the creation of OMRON Taiyo and OMRON Kyoto Taiyo.

Taiyo no ie Motto
"No one is so disabled as to be unable to work at all."
OMRON Corporate Motto
"At work for a better life, a better world for all."

Structure

2. Sponsorship for Wheelchair Marathons and Relay Races

OMRON sponsors the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon and Japan's National Wheelchair Relay Race to promote the participation of people with disabilities in society and to further understanding of disabilities among society at large.

Oita International Wheelchair Marathon(sponsor from 1988)

nitiated in commemoration of the United Nations' International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981. At the 31th annual marathon held in 2011, 252 athletes from 19 countries and territories competed. About 100 OMRON Group employees volunteer at the marathon each year.

National Wheelchair Relay Race(sponsor from 1990)

Began in 1990 and held in Kyoto. At the 22th annual marathon in 2011, 252 athletes on 29 teams from 23 prefectures and regions throughout Japan competed. About 30 OMRON Group employees volunteer at the race each year.

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