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The Asahi Kasei Himuka Cultural Foundation was established in 1985 to enrich the environment of day-to-day life and culture in Miyazaki Prefecture, the cradle of Asahi Kasei. A wide range of cultural activities includes musical and dramatic events, support for local cultural promotion, and fostering familiarity with and understanding of folk culture.
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA), the Asahi Kasei Group’s North American base for plastic compounding, located in the US state of Michigan, donates a portion of its income to charitable organizations to support children, community infrastructure, and charitable work by APNA employees. The company also matches employee contributions to the local chapter of the United Way, and participates in the planning and implementation of community activities of this and other charitable organizations.
Asahi Kasei has long supported athletic activity and maintains top-tier judo and track teams, with nearly forty employees having competed in the Olympics over the years. Support for sports and athletics also includes sponsorship of the Golden Games in Nobeoka, a notable long-distance track competition in Japan, and provision of judo and track lessons for elementary, junior high, and high school students by members of our corporate judo and track teams.