Support for artistic activities and cultural activities
In order to enable even more people to enjoy outstanding artistic and cultural activities, the ID Group supports the activities of Tsuruga Wakasonojo XI, a master of Shinnai Joruri narrative song, who is designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure), as well as the activities of the Spain Guitar Association of Japan.
Established a scholarship system at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology
In September 2006, the ID Group established a scholarship system at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. The university is located in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, which is one of China’s leading IT industry bases. The scholarship was established to support students for whom it is difficult to enroll at university mainly due to economic circumstances. As of FY2016, scholarships had been granted to a total of 42 students.
Established a fund for Japanese language classes at the Hubei University of Economics
In November 2008, the ID Group established a Japanese Language Class Fund at the School of Information Engineering in the Hubei University of Economics. The fund was established in order to promote the growth of the Japan-China IT industry and to strengthen cooperation between Japanese corporations and Chinese universities in the software field. The fund helps support acquisition of Japanese language proficiency by students who wish to work in Japan in the IT service sector after graduation. The ID Group is working to secure engineers who possess a high level of Japanese language skill.
Established a Japanese language scholarship system at Jianghan University
The ID Group established a Japanese language scholarship system at Jianghan University, which is located in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. The system promotes interaction and growth of the Japan-China IT industry, as well as cultivation of IT outsourcing professionals in the Wuhan region. A curriculum for studying the Japanese language was established for junior students at Jianghan University. Scholarships are issued to students with outstanding academic performance in the curriculum
Accepting international students into our student dormitory
From 2011, the ID Group has continued to accept international students into our employee dormitory. These students have come from throughout the world to study in Japan. Through this initiative, we support the Acceptance of Exchange Students in Employee Dormitories Program which was established by the Foundation of Corporate Friendship Network for Foreign Students in order to promote mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. At our employee dormitory, we hold events for interaction so that international students can have a fulfilling experience studying in Japan. The ID Group will continue to actively accept international students in the future.
Research grants for cultivating the next generation
We support the research of the clinical psychologist Keiko Iwamiya, who works on the frontlines of psychotherapy in order to research the healthy emotional growth of children living in an era of declining birthrate in Japan, as well as issues confronting adults who are involved in the emotional growth of those children.
In July 2017, Iwamiya participated in a case study meeting relating to emotional care following a disaster. The meeting was held at a hospital in a disaster area of the Kumamoto earthquakes. According to on-site staff, sandplay therapy (*) sets purchased using donations from the ID Group were actively used and were effective in providing emotional care.
*Sandplay therapy is a type of psychotherapy that is widely used for clinical psychology activities in various fields including psychological counseling, legal clinical activities, treatment at psychiatric departments, pediatric departments, etc., and educational activities at schools, etc. Sandplay therapy sets are used by having the patient freely create miniature scenes within a box, thereby expressing themselves and playing without inhibition under the observation of a therapist.
Profile: Keiko Iwamiya
Graduated from the Department of Literature at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo. Holds the position of Professor at the Faculty of Education, Shimane University. Clinical psychologist.
Her major written works include “Adolescence in Normal Children: From the Frontlines of Psychotherapy” (Iwanami Shoten Publishing), “Children with Difficulty Living: From Counseling Journal (Iwanami Gendai Bunko Publishing), “Adventures in Adolescence: Psychotherapy and the World of Haruki Murakami” (Shincho Bunko Publishing), “It’s Popular for a Reason: Miyazaki’s Anime and the Adolescent Heart” (Chikuma Shobo Publishing), and “Revised and Expanded Edition—Adventures in Adolescence: Psychotherapy and the World of Haruki Murakami” (Sogensha Publishing).
Works by Keiko Iwamiya.