Yokohama Rubber plants more trees to help earthquake remediation

ERJ staff report (BC)

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co. planted about 5 000 trees on 18 May to help support recovery of the town of Otsuchi-cho, one of the areas severely affected by the 2011 Tohoku (Great East Japan) earthquake.

553 participants, including 160 Otsuchi-cho residents, planted broad-leaved evergreen seedlings indigenous to the local area. Guests included the Mayor of Otsuchi, representatives of supporting companies, Dr. Akira Miyawaki (plant ecologist) and former F1 driver Ukyo Katayama.

245 people from Yokohama Rubber attended the event, including chairman and…

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