SUPPORTING LOCAL SOCIETY
Our goal is to coexist in peace with the local community and contribute to the creation of a richer society.
SAKURAMACHI Kumamoto opens
Kyushu Industrial Transportation Holdings opened SAKURA MACHI Kumamoto, a multi-use complex that acts as a commercial space, bus terminal, and public facility on September 14, 2019. The space seeks to act as a symbol of reconstruction from the Kumamoto earthquake, serve as a crossroads for people throughout Japan, and a site disseminating information about Kumamoto to the world. On the opening day, Kyushu Industrial Transportation Holdings organized a program where buses, trains, and other public transit facilities were free to use all day, helping free up congestion and traffic and bringing more foot traffic to different locations.
We plan to continue partnering with local society to develop a range of initiatives.
A view of SAKURA MACHI Kumamoto
A view on the first opening day
Promotion of a public business
HIS is aiming to become a public business that is deeply implicated in vitalizing regional economies through tourism.
We assist with management of the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics in the prefecture of the same name. The festival of Weeping Cherry Blossom held in April 2019 saw 600 cherries in full bloom, with a range of over 150 booths -- the highest on record -- exhibiting ceramics, woodworking, and other crafts.
The first project featured a sky lantern event and illumination of weeping cherry trees, and saw the highest number of attendees on record.
We will continue working to vitalize the local tourism industries through this and other programming.
Lanterns floating in the night Sky
Contributing to the sustainable
development of society through tourism
HIS seeks to foster mutual understanding through study tours, creating opportunities to interact with people from around the globe and learn about our world as we work together to achieve a sustainable society.
In 2019, our "Extracurricular classes at Cambodian elementary schools! Take a trip to learn with children!" package won the Japan Tourism Award,where it was recognized for being a viable and sustainable approach to social initiatives. This tour features a special extracurricular lesson and opportunity to interact with local children at a school built by HIS and non-profit organization HERO, with whom we have collaborated since 2017. This project not only gave the children a bright outlook on their future, but also helped participants learn more about the local society.
We will continue offering tourism solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of society.
An extracurricular lesson being held
Children attending the elementary school
Enabling people to perform at their best regardless of their circumstances
Mr.Hiroshi Hashimoto Non-profit Organization HERO
HERO is a non-profit organization that builds schools and libraries in Cambodia, as well as operates a medical business there. We first set out to build this school after HIS approached us with the idea of a new elementary school. Their enthusiasm for Cambodia and desire to give back was a great fit for us.
Through this project, we have raised our profile as a non-profit, allowing the school to gain better access to support from other organizations. Thanks to HIS hosting tours throughout the construction of the school, we now have Japanese visitors coming every year.
By the same token, this outpouring of support has in turn created new challenges, such as locals becoming accustomed to the support and at times dependent on it. Going forward, we want to continue fostering exchange between our two countries while working with HIS to explore ways of ensuring that the local society can be self-sufficient and stand on its own two feet.
- Expansion of the travel market
- Practice of diversity and inclusion
- Increasing Employee Satisfaction
- Increasing Employee Satisfaction
- Contribution to the Local Community and Society