ITOCHU Holds "ITOCHU Kodomo no Yume English Summer Camp in Rikuzentakata" as Fourth Phase of Support for Tohoku, ITOCHU Children's Dreams Fund

July 7, 2014

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it will support the ITOCHU Kodomo no Yume English Summer Camp in Rikuzentakata, which will be organized by AidTAKATA (location: Arasawa, Takata-cho, Rikuzantakata-shi, Iwate-ken; Tokyo Office: Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo), a nonprofit organization (NPO) that serves as a liaison council for supporting the City of Rikuzentakata. This sports camp is to be held using an English-based program of Sports Camp Of America (SCOA). The two-day camp will be held in August for a total of 40 students, invited from the public, in grades 5-9. Fourteen university athletes from the United States will come to Japan to join the camp and instruct children in English in typical American summer camp activities and a variety of sports.

ITOCHU determined it will contribute funding to this event as the fourth phase of Support for Tohoku, ITOCHU Children’s Dreams Fund, established in March 2013, because providing children as tomorrow’s leaders with an opportunity to experience a different culture through sports as a common language conforms to the “Growth of Future Generations” in ITOCHU Corporation’s Basic Activity Guidelines on Social Contribution.

Overview of the camp


ITOCHU Kodomo no Yume English Summer Camp in Rikuzentakata

  • “Kodomo no Yume” means “Children’s Dreams” in Japanese.
Period Friday, August 1 to Saturday, August 2, 2014
Venue Futamata Fukko Koryu Center (Rikuzentakata City)

*About AidTAKATA


66-1 Arasawa, Takata-cho, Rikuzantakata-shi, Iwate-ken

(Tokyo Office: 3-34-3-101, Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

Administrative Director Sadao Iwabuchi
Description of activities This organization, founded by people from the City of Rikuzentakata living in the Kanto area, promotes activities in support of reconstruction of disaster-hit areas.