Community Involvement

Nihon Kohden actively gives back to society as a company and through its employees.

CPR and AED Seminars

In 2004 Japan authorized operation of automated external defibrillators (AED) by the general public. Following this, Nihon Kohden began offering CPR and AED training to the public. In 2013 we held 334 lectures with total attendance reaching 5,261 people. These seminars have helped to educate the public in CPR and AED which have been increasingly used in saving lives.

AEDs at Business Sites around Japan

Nihon Kohden has placed AEDs at around 100 of its business sites in Japan. All Nihon Kohden employees attend CPR and AED training as part of our effort to ensure safety and preparedness not only of our employees but for the local community as well.

Supporting the Tokyo Marathon

©Tokyo Marathon Foundation
The first Tokyo Marathon was held in 2007. Every year Nihon Kohden has provided AEDs for use during the race. Nihon Kohden has also become an official sponsor of the marathon and each year many employees serve as volunteer staff.

Supporting the 23rd World Scout Jamboree

Nihon Kohden has provided AEDs to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, which was held in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, in July 2015. In the event, about 34,000 youth from about 150 countries converged and shared their experiences through camping and other activities. Nihon Kohden supported the safety of event.

Employee Assistance Programs

Nihon Kohden offers assistance to employees taking part in the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer program and allows employee to take leave to donate bone marrow or participate in disaster relief activities.

Rendezvous Point for Medical and Disaster Relief Helicopters

Nihon Kohden’s Tomioka Production Center and Tomioka No. 2 Factory are designated as a rendezvous point for medical and disaster relief helicopters. As part of this initiative, we cooperate with local fire departments and hospitals to help support regional emergency medical needs.

Donation of Used Medical Equipment to Training Schools for Clinical Engineers

In 2014, Nihon Kohden started donating used medical equipment to training schools of clinical engineers. In the first year, we donated defibrillators, bedside monitors, and electrocardiographs to 8 schools in Japan for educational purposes.

Participation in Cleanup Activities of Each Region

Nihon Kohden employees participate in the volunteer cleaning activities of each region. In August 2014, employees from Nihon Kohden Tomioka took part in the clean volunteer of the Tomioka Silk Mill. In addition, volunteers from Nihon Kohden Minami Kanto pick up trash in a wide area around the office once a month.

Donations to the Japan Committee for UNICEF

Nihon Kohden employees spearhead an initiative called “Spoonful of Hope” in order to support the activities of UNICEF. Members of this initiative pay monthly contributions as membership fees, which are in turn entirely donated to the Japan Committee for UNICEF.

Participation in Marathon Charities

Employee volunteers organize and participate in company marathon charity twice a year. In addition, in 2014, employee volunteers took part in other marathon charities associated with health and medical care.

Supporting Disaster Relief in Japan and Overseas

Nihon Kohden supports disaster relief efforts around the world through charitable contributions and the donation of medical equipment and medical consumables.

(Examples of past assistance)
May 2015  Support for the earthquake in Nepal
Aug. 2014  Support for Yunnan earthquake in China
Nov. 2013  Typhoon disaster aid for the Philippines
Aug. 2013  Support for Sichuan earthquake in China
Nov. 2011  Supports for people and regions affected by flood disaster in Thailand