Social Contribution Activities

The Maruichi Steel Tube Group promotes activities that contribute to society in a broad range of fields in Japan and overseas, with the aim of realizing a sustainable society.
Under our current 5th Medium-Term Management Plan, we have established a policy of “devoting around 0.5% of non-consolidated profit after the payment of dividends to social contribution.” We are strengthening our support for culture and the arts, sports, health care, education, and environmental protection within Japan, as well as eliminating poverty, health care and medical promotion, and education promotion overseas.

FY2019 Achievements
Supporting the Osaka Marathon 2019 (new in FY2019)

We supported the 9th Osaka Marathon held on December 1, 2019.
Some of our employees also participated in the marathon, and we contributed to local revitalization through sport.

Sponsoring the 71st Shōsōin Exhibition (since FY2012)

Since 2012, we have continued our sponsorship for Shōsōin Exhibitions. We were sponsors for the 71st Shōsōin Exhibition held at the Nara National Museum from October 26 to November 14, 2019. “Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family,” an exhibition featuring the Shosoin Treasures and the Horyuji Treasures, some of the foremost ancient artworks passed down by the Imperial Household, was held at the Tokyo National Museum from October 14 to November 24, to celebrate the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor. We were sponsors for this special exhibition as well.

Supporting the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit (new in FY2019)

We supported the G20 Osaka Summit in June 2019, the first to be held in Japan.

Sponsoring the “Theater of the Heart” activities of Shiki Theatre Company (since FY2015)

We support “Theater of the Heart,” an initiative to invite elementary school students from across Japan to the theatre for free. The children are told important stories for life through the medium of the stage.

Supporting “Yes! Let’s go see the Bunraku puppet theatre!! One-coin Bunraku for under-30s” Hosted by the Bunraku-za Puppet Theatre (NPO) (since FY2018)

We support this project, allowing residents of the Kinki region of age 30 and under, both students and workers, to enjoy the Bunraku puppet theatre for the cost of just one coin. The project aims to popularize and pass down Osaka’s famous traditional puppet theatre “Ningyo Joruri Bunraku” to the next generation.

Supporting the Asia Prevention of Blindness Association (NPO) (since FY2015)

We continue to support the activities of Japanese ophthalmologist Dr. Tadashi Hattori in his work providing free medical treatment in Vietnam.

Sponsoring the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra Association (since FY2015)

We continue to support the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra in its contribution to the popularization of musical culture in the Kansai region.

Major Support Recipients and Support Details
・71st Shōsōin Exhibition
・Osaka Marathon Organizing Committee (new in FY2019)
・2019 G20 Osaka Summit (new in FY2019)
・Bal Niketan High School in the Pilani region of Rajasthan State, India
・Shiki Theatre Company “Theater of the Heart”
・Bunraku Puppet Theatre (NPO)
・Asia Prevention of Blindness Association
・Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra Association
・Exhibition of Corporate Art Collections: Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
・Kansai Tourism Bureau
・Nakanoshima Children's Book Forest Fund
・KANSAI・OSAKA 21st Century Association
・Festival of the lights in OSAKA Executive Committee
・Tenjin Matsuri Festival procession
・Asia Pacific Institute of Research
Amount of Social Contribution
(Unit: million yen)
Period of the 4th Medium-Term Management Plan Period of the 5th Medium-Term Management Plan
FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
21 22 24 25
FY2018 Achievements
Supporting “Yes! Let’s go see the Bunraku puppet theatre!! One-coin Bunraku for under-30s”
Hosted by the Bunraku-za Puppet Theatre (NPO) (since FY2018)

We support this project, allowing residents of the Kinki region of age 30 and under, both students and workers, to enjoy the Bunraku puppet theatre for the cost of just one coin. The project aims to popularize and pass down Osaka’s famous traditional puppet theatre “Ningyo Joruri Bunraku” to the next generation.

Sponsoring the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee (since FY2017)

We support activities aimed at bringing the World Expo to Osaka and the Kansai region in 2025.
The homepage of the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee is here

Supporting the Kansai Tourism Bureau (since FY2017)

We support initiatives to promote tourism across the Kansai region, with the aim of revitalizing industry in the area.

Sponsoring the “Theater of the Heart” activities of Shiki Theatre Company (since FY2015)

We support “Theater of the Heart,” an initiative to invite elementary school students from across Japan to the theatre for free. The children are told important stories for life through the medium of the stage.

Sponsoring the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra Association (since FY2015)

We support the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra in its contribution to the popularization of musical culture in the Kansai region.

Supporting the Asia Prevention of Blindness Association (NPO) (since FY2015)

We support the activities of Japanese ophthalmologist Dr. Tadashi Hattori in his work providing free medical treatment in Vietnam.

Sponsoring the 69th Shōsōin Exhibition (since FY2012)

Since FY2012, we have continued our sponsorship for Shōsōin Exhibitions.
We were sponsors for the 69th Shōsōin Exhibition held at the Nara National Museum from Saturday, October 28 to Monday, November 13, 2017.

Major Support Recipients and Support Details
・Bunraku-za Puppet Theatre (NPO) (new in FY2018)
・Exhibition of Corporate Art Collections: Kansai Association of Corporate Executives (new in FY2018)
・U.S.-Japan Council (USA, new in FY2018)
・2025 Japan World Expo Committee
・Kansai Tourism Bureau
・Shiki Theatre Company “Theater of the Heart”
・70th Shōsōin Exhibition
・Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra Association
・2019 Rugby World Cup at Hanazono (new in FY2018)
・Nakanoshima Children's Book Forest Fund (new in FY2018)
・Asia Prevention of Blindness Association
・KANSAI・OSAKA 21st Century Association
・Festival of the lights in OSAKA Executive Committee
・Tenjin Matsuri Festival procession
・MBT Consortium Association
・Asia Pacific Institute of Research
・Advertising Council Japan