Joyful Honda makes contributions to sustainable community development. In addition to the provision of goods and services in our stores, we are also engaged in a wide range of activities to enrich local communities.
Back-up Function at Times of Disaster
Supply of Goods to Local Community
Joyful Honda stores were also affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011. However, to meet the needs of the many customers who came to our stores after the disaster, almost all of our stores in the area secured a safe space and resumed business just hours after the earthquake, using generators for electricity and taking other necessary steps. The only exception was our Newport Hitachinaka Store, which suffered major damage, but it too re-opened for business the next day. To provide customers in the area with torches, drinking water, and other essentials that were in short supply, the entire company banded together to secure supplies and provide operational support.
Dispatch of Employee Volunteers
Joyful Honda sent 116 employees for a period of thirteen days to Joso City in Ibaraki Prefecture, which suffered damage in the torrential rains that hit the Kanto and Tohoku regions in September 2015. The volunteers spent a total of 800 hours working mainly to clear up the trash that had been swept through the city, remove mud, and clean homes and gardens.
Contributions to the local community
Cooperating with a free bus service operated by Ota City
In FY2018, Ota City launched the operation of a free local bus service using school buses. (Between Yabuzuka Station on the Tobu Kiryuu Line and Ojima Onsen Tonenoyu)
Following a request from Ota City, the Company provided a bus stop and waiting facility for shuttle buses on the premises of Nitta Store, Joyful Honda Home Center, located near the mid-point of the new route.
The Company cooperates not only for customers, but also local residents in general to enhance their convenience through support that the Company, as a large home center business, can uniquely provide.
Andy & Williams Botanic Garden (Ota, Gunma Prefecture)
Andy & Williams Botanic Garden is an authentic English garden, one of the largest of its kind in Japan. It provides a place of rest and relaxation for the residents of the city of Ota and surrounds, and even attracts visitors from further afield. It is also a botanic garden of scientific significance, where the plants of each season can be observed giving their all to grow, even in the harsh environment typical to this inland region. Joyful Honda is making other contributions to the revitalization of the region, by joining the Ota Tourism Association and participating in festivals and other local events.
University of Tsukuba Soccer Club
Joyful Honda makes an annual donation to University of Tsukuba to support the university’s education and research activities, and with the further objective of promotion of sports. Based on that donation, in 2005, University of Tsukuba became the first national university to place a corporate logo on its soccer club uniforms, playing in university league matches with the Joyful Honda name on the players’ kit. While collaborating with University of Tsukuba, Joyful Honda is contributing to educational activities and sports promotion in local communities.
*Japanese-language homepage on the website of University of Tsukuba Soccer Club:
Joyful Honda Tsukuba FC
Tsukuba FC is a club aiming to create an environment where people ranging from children to adults, including women, can enjoy playing football throughout their lives. The Company contributes to promoting regional sports by supporting the leading team, Joyful Honda Tsukuba FC, which belongs to the first division of the Kanto Football League.
*Japanese-language homepage on the website of Joyful Honda Tsukuba FC:
National Sports Festival Partner for “Iki Iki Ibaraki Yume National Sports Festival and Iki Iki Ibaraki Yume Festival”
We will cosponsor the “Iki Iki Ibaraki Yume National Sports Festival 2019″ and “Iki Iki Ibaraki Yume Festival 2019″ which will be held from September 28, 2019. We will contribute to the development and revitalization of communities through sports activities.
*Japanese-language homepage on the website of Iki Iki Ibaraki Yume Kokutai National Sports Festival 2019:
Official Partner of the Kasumigaura Marathon
The Company is an Official Bronze Partner of the Kasumigaura Marathon and International Blind Marathon 2019, which was held on April 14, 2019.
*Japanese-language homepage on the website of KASUMIGAURA MARATHON & INTERNATIONAL BLIND MARATHON 2019:
Special Co-Sponsor of the “Moriya Half Marathon”
The Company supported the “Moriya Half Marathon” held on February 3, 2019 as a special co-sponsor.
*Japanese-language homepage on the website of MORIYA HALF MARATHON: