Support for Future Generations
Support for the Members of Future Generations, Who Will Play Key Roles in the 21st Century
Although a bright future awaits our children and young adults, the social issues they face will continue to intensify. Providing these young people with broad-ranging knowledge and high social awareness is a critical task. At Fuji Xerox, we seek to support the members of subsequent generations through sustained efforts to support various organizations that engage in significant educational activities and to provide our own programs.
Establishing Academic Funds and Foundations around the World
Ties between Japan and other Asian countries have broadened and deepened in a wide range of areas, extending beyond economic issues to political, social, and cultural spheres. The scope of social contribution activities in which Fuji Xerox (including its overseas affiliates) is active also spans the Asia-Pacific region. The company provides sustained support in a wide range of areas, including the promotion of education and academic research.
In the area of academics, Fuji Xerox has established a scholarship fund focusing on Asia. Since 1984, the Fuji Xerox Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund has provided financial assistance for doctoral candidates in the humanities and social studies, based on the goal of deepening mutual understanding with the countries and territories of the Asia-Pacific region through academic exchange. In line with this philosophy, overseas affiliates in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia operate similar independent academic foundations.
Support for Preparation of Large-Font Textbooks
One of our programs, an initiative supporting the preparation of large-font textbooks, provides facilities in which people, including volunteers, and parents and guardians of children with visual disabilities can produce large-font textbooks by hand for children and other students with visual disabilities. These facilities allow them to prepare textbooks using color copiers, free of charge.
Fuji Xerox Print Collection
Fuji Xerox regards xerography, the core technology of its operations, as a printing technique. Among its efforts in the area of corporate support of the arts, Fuji Xerox undertakes various activities, including the assiduous collection and exhibition of wood-block print works. The goal of these efforts is to provide an overview of the history of artistic activity from the start of the 20th century, with a special focus on postwar works.
Joho-Juku (Information School)
The Joho-Juku (Information School) is a place where young people, starting with junior high school students, are exposed to intellectual currents and stimuli generally not encountered in formal school contexts, based on practical teaching materials drawn from Fuji Xerox's years of experience as The Document Company.
A Broad Spectrum of Support for Future Generations
Fuji Xerox supports Junior Achievement programs that help young people understand how social systems and the economy work. Since 1970, even before the sport of soccer took root in Japan, it has sponsored the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament. From the first public tour of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 1990, Fuji Xerox has also supported the ensemble as a forum for young musicians in Asia. These and the efforts listed below are among Fuji Xerox activities intended to nurture future generations.