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"Sun(Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City"; Taiyo Oil organizes the 6th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activity

Taiyo Oil organized "Sun(Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City", the 6th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activity on Saturday 17 May in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture.
Taiyo Oil remains committed to education about forest preservation and to undertaking activities that promote living together with nature.
This project is to be covered by NHK (BS Premium) in July 2014 on the Kizuna de Charenji program. Please see below for details.

Project Overview


Saturday, May 17, 2014


"Sun(Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City" (Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture)


Taiyo Oil employees and their families, including new entrants and senior members (54 persons in total, including 13 children)


  1. Improvement cutting/branch lopping of understory trees in multilayered hinoki cypress forest, using 2 m forestry ladders.
  2. Experience learning
  1. Deeping friendships with local residents of Imabari City

Day’s schedule

9:05 Departure from Shikoku Operations (via three pick-up points)
10:10 Arrival at activities site
10:15 Opening ceremony
10:30-11:40 Cutting/branch lopping
11:40-12:00 Transit
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:55 Workshops
15:00 Depart activities site (via three drop-off points)
16:00 Arrive at Shikoku Operations, disperse

TV broadcast schedule


NHK (BS Premium)


Kizuna de Charenji


July 2014 (putative)

Program overview

‘“However small each person’s contribution, there’s nothing we can’t do together!” Covering idea-filled challenges taking place in various areas designed to recharge Japan.’ (From Kizuna de Charenji website).


Group photo


Improvement cutting/branch lopping


Making a clock face


Making coasters during time left over