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Today, as a member of society, companies are expected to contribute too many fields, not only in business activities but also in local communities, the environment, and education as well.
We, at Aquas, work on philanthropic activities positively whenever and wherever possible.
Hoping acts of small kindness and community based activities will create a better society...

Japan Relief for Cambodia: A school construction project in Cambodia

We need a school with a roof.....We participate in a project that pushes forward with construction of schools for children who will carry Cambodia's future on their shoulders.

CambodiaCambodia's education infrastructure has been lost to a long and ongoing civil war.
We want to build schools in war-torn villages and trust the future to children.
We collaborate with the project conducted by Japan Relief for Cambodia and donate schools to the children who will carry Cambodia's future on their shoulders.

  • The AQUAS School 4
  • In January 2011, we opened the 4th school at Baray, Kampong Thom, 200km to the north from Phnom Penh, the capital city. On 17th January 2013, a presentation ceremony was held at the school.

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  • The AQUAS School 3
  • In June, 2009, we opened the 3rd school at Rolea B'ier, Kampong Chhnang, 110km to the north from Phnom Penh, the capital city.

  • The AQUAS School 2
  • In December, 2008, we opened the 2nd school at Dember, Kompong Cham Province, in the eastern part of Cambodia.
    On January 13, 2009, a presentation ceremony was held at the new school.
    Children want to go to the schools, but there is no school or it is too far to go to everyday...
    We would like to provide opportunities to study in new school buildings for as many children as possible.

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  • The AQUAS School
  • A new school "The AQUAS School" was built at Tasen Village, Takeo Province, approximately 3-hours’ drive away from Phnom Penh, the capital city.
    The new school building is equipped with a solar system so that computers are ready to use.
    In December, 2007, a dedication ceremony took place. We saw a bunch of children's smiles there.
    At the opening of the school, we presented students with stationery and soccer balls.

    • A school building opened in the autumn of 2007
    • The school name is "The AQUAS School"

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    • A ribbon-cutting was performed at the dedication ceremony.
    • Children have become absorbed in the use of computers.

    • A scene in the neighborhood of the school. (A water house)

Make-A-Wish of Japan: Supporting children's dreams while they fight against incurable diseases

We hope children will have vitality and courage to fight against disease by making their dreams come true. Also, we want to see as many smiles as possible.
We support such activities of MAW.

What was your dream in your childhood?
Everybody has a dream, a hope, and a wish. We do not want them to be patient because they have diseases, but enjoy present time more. We want them to feel excited and happy. Inspired by an actualization of tiny dreams, we want them to imagine much bigger ones. Above all, we want them to have a feeling of vitality and hope... (An excerpt from the MAWJ pamphlet)

"I want to swim with a wild dolphin." "I want to see Ultraman Gaia." "I want to become a train driver of Shinkansen Tsubame." "I want to play catch with Matsui, the professional baseball player." Hoping that as many children as possible make their dreams come true; we support the activities of MAW.

  • Collaborating with the 18th Yumenoshima Charity Marathon, sponsored by MAW
  • We collaborated with a charity marathon held at Yumenoshima Park on Monday, April 30, 2012 as a sponsor of participation prize.

    • Certificate of Finisher
    • We received a lovely letter of gratitude from MAWJ.

  • We participated in the 4th Charity Relay Road Race, sponsored by MAW.
  • On Saturday, December 12, 2009, we donated water to the participants of a charity relay road race held at Shin-Yokohama Park / Nissan Field and participated in it as water feed volunteers.

    • We donated water.
    • We received a lovely letter of gratitude from MAWJ.

  • We participated in the 15th Charity Marathon, sponsored by MAWJ.
  • On Saturday, April 19, 2008, we participated in a charity marathon held in the neighborhood of the Imperial Palace.

    • Following last year's marathon, we donated water to the runners this year, too.
    • Our employees and their family members participated in the event as water distributor volunteers.

    • As many as 1,650 people participated in the race. - Image by MAWJ
    • We received a lovely letter of gratitude from MAWJ.

  • We participated in the 1st Charity Fun Run, sponsored by MAWJ.
  • On Sunday, October 28, 2007, we participated in a charity fun run held at Nagai Park, Osaka.

    • Following the charity marathon, we donated water to the runners in this event, too.
    • We distributed water to the participants as water feed volunteers.

    • Image by MAWJ
    • They tried a 5.6 km course.

  • We participated in the 14th Charity Marathon, sponsored by MAWJ.
  • On Saturday, April 21, 2007, we participated in a charity marathon held at Chidorigafuchi Park.

    • We donated 1,000 plastic bottles of water.
    • The entry fees were used as donations.

    • The collected donations were spent on children.
    • As water feed volunteers, runners, and supporters, many of our employees joined the event.

    For the details of "Make A Wish of Japan", visit .

We sponsor a racing team "56RACING" who assist fostering of children through motor sports.

Shinya Nakano, who used be Japan's leading motorcycle racing rider, supports fostering of children through motor sports after his retirement. The racing team "56RACING" is one of his activities. Many children participate in the 56RACING program as riders who are eager to become the world's top riders. They set goals of being the best in the world and are making strenuous efforts every day. We assist them as a sponsor.

  • CBR250R CUP ROADRACE
  • Teppei Nagoe, a junior high school student, joined the CBR250R CUP ROADRACE for the first time, held at Tsukuba Racing Circuit, and he got the 3rd prize in the preliminary round and the 6th in the final. Our employees, cheering him up at the site, were impressed and said "Nagoe tumbled down on the way, but never gave up his race, kept driving to the last, and worked hard to catch up with the other racers. After he went off the track, he overtook 3 riders, and reached the goal. He made some mistakes, but after that, he kept passionate but cool driving. It was far beyond a junior high school student's performance."

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Yacht Aid Japan - Backing up disabled sports

We assist Y.A.J.'s activities that help people with disabilities to be further able to enjoy water sports, get over their disabilities, and take on a challenge. We at Aquas, backed up the sailing team who aimed to participate in the Beijing Paralympic Games held in 2008 as an official supporter.

  • We want to support people who surmount their disabilities and take on a challenge
  • - Trusting their wishes to the sailing team that focus on taking part in the Paralympic Games Unfortunately, they did not qualify to participate in the Beijing Paralympic Games Japanese national team. But, they already set a goal to participate in the London Paralympic Games to be held 4 years later under the slogan of "Try together for London!"

    An intensive training program started in Gamagori.
    Friends came to cheer team members voluntarily.

      For the details of Yacht Aid Japan,visit.

Emergency / Reconstruction supports

Praying that affected areas and victims will recover at the earliest time possible from sudden natural disasters including major earthquake and typhoons, we conduct emergency support and reconstruction projects such as donations.

  • ○The Great Fire at Wangduephodrang Dzong , in the Kingdom of Bhutan.
    Wangduephodrang Dzong was burned down due to a great fire on June 24, 2012. It was a great national tragedy in Bhutan. Praying for recovery, we sent funds to Bhutan through the Japan UN Friendship Association, a non-profit organization.
  • ○The Great East Japan Earthquake
    We would like to offer our sympathy to victims seriously affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 We, Aquas Group, sent our employees' donations and relief donations to the affected areas and victims through the Central Community Chest of Japan in order to help their recovery support.
    We pray for the quickest recovery and reconstruction of affected areas.
  • ○The Great Sichuan Earthquake
    We sent relief donations to seriously affected areas and victims of the Great Sichuan Earthquake on May 12, 2008 through the Japanese Red Cross Society and International Federation of the Red Cross in order to support their recovery.
  • ○The Great Cyclone in Myanmar
    We sent relief donations to seriously affected areas and victims of the Great Cyclone in Myanmar on May 2, 2008 through Japanese Red Cross Society and International Federation of the Red Cross in order to support their recovery.
  • ○Niigata Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake
    We sent relief donations to seriously affected areas and victims of the Niigata Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake on July 16, 2007 through the Japanese Red Cross Society in order to support their recovery.
  • ○Kashmir Earthquake (in Pakistan)
    We sent donations to Pakistan through the Japanese Red Cross Society in order to help local emergency support activities immediately after the Kashmir Earthquake on October 8, 2005.
  • ○Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Tsunami
    The Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake occurred on December 26, 2004 and an unprecedented massive tsunami attacked the coasts of Indian Ocean. We raised funds for the support activities conducted by an international humanitarian aid organization.
  • ○Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu Earthquake
    After the Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu Earthquake on October 23, 2004, our employees voluntarily called for funds, collected them from domestic branches and offices, and donated them to the affected areas through the Community Chest of Niigata Prefecture Also, we donated 1,000 pieces of our products, LEGIO-GUARD MASK, to Nagaoka City and Tokamachi City for the help of preventing colds and anxiety due to poor quality of life in refuges.