Sony Group to Provide Additional Support for Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Efforts
Transitioning from Emergency Relief Measures to Focus on Mid-to-Long Term Recovery "For the Next Generation"
(Tokyo, May 23, 2016) Sony Corporation ("Sony") extends its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the earthquakes in Kumamoto.
On April 15, the day after the initial earthquake struck the Kumamoto region, Sony announced a series of emergency support measures including a financial donation and provision of Sony products such as radios, as well as a matching gifts program that would match contributions from Sony Group employees worldwide. These initiatives were expected to raise a total contribution equivalent to 30 million yen (approximately $275,000), however additional donations and support programs, together with employee-driven fund-raising activities across the Sony Group have resulted in a total contribution of approximately 100 million yen (approximately $900,000) to date.
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