On October 13, Representative Ando gave a lecture at Chiba University with Mr. Sanpei Ohama (NPO Smile Club) and Mr. Makoto Ohama (Smile Club, Para-Badminton player). The themes in the morning were “Encounters with Sports” and in the afternoon “Community Development through Sports”. I introduced a video of the “Taiyo no Ie (House of the Sun)” in Oita Prefecture, and asked the students to think about why the Paralympics were held in Japan in 1964, and what kind of society Dr. Yutaka Nakamura envisioned.
Supported the Para-Travel Support Group organized by NPO ORIGAMI for the Chiba City Triathlon spectating event, together with Dr. Kyohei Nishino, Representative of Seeds, Inc. Para-Travel is an event organized by NPO ORIGAMI, where individuals with disabilities who typically cannot freely go out are accompanied by student volunteers to support Para-Sports. During the event, they have lunch, play games, and chat, spending a special and wonderful time together. This year, the Chiba City Triathlon event was scheduled for September 24th. A pre-training event (held in Chiba City on September 10th) had our Representative Ando, as a lecturer, and on the
We were able to borrow a place usually used as a calligraphy class in Ota-ku, Tokyo, and enjoyed a Takkyu Volley game with children and adults from the neighborhood. Date: September 16, 2023 (Saturday) Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Venue: Kawafude Kyoshitsu (near Shimomaruko Station on the Tokyu Tamagawa Line) Organizer: SIGNS OF LIFE™
Representative Ando participated in a Wheelchair Handball Experience event held in Matsumoto City on July 29th as an instructor along with Mr. Nakajima. We had a great time exercising together with the participants in the Para Sports event. Special thanks to the Matsumoto City Sports Business Promotion Division and the people of Nagano Prefecture. Click here to view the event report.
Date: August 9, 2023 (Wednesday) Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Participation Fee: Free Venue: In-person (Shibuya, Tokyo) / Online Organizer: Dr.KENKO KEIEI Inc. Part 1: “Tax Accountant Explains! Taxes Industrial Physicians Need to Know” Speaker: Shingo Nakayama, 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM (Scheduled) Part 2: “Career Path as an Industrial Physician” Speaker: Yuichi Ando, 7:40 PM – 8:30 PM (Scheduled) For more information and registration, please visit here. Being an Industrial Physician presents a different depth compared to working in a hospital. Of course, there are challenges, and overcoming them is also a source of great satisfaction.
Our company representative, Yuichi Ando, conducted an observational visit to Kenya alongside Professor Hideki Yamamoto from Teikyo University. The objectives of the visit were to sign the inter-university agreement between Teikyo University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and to visit community centers and facilities. The trip took place from April 30 to May 7, 2023. Following places were visited: 1. Universities: – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: Signed the inter-university agreement. – Kenyatta University 2. JICA Office: Conducted a workshop at the CLC* (CLRC) (community center) 3. CLC (Saidika Organization) 4. Magoso School (Chiaki Hayakawa) 5.
Is “For the Sake Children” Really for the Children? Behind the scenes of Tohoku High School Baseball: Balancing Guidance and Non-Interference. Former Giants player Hiroshi Sato serves as the team coach for the Tohoku High School Baseball team. With a unique coaching approach that includes allowing the players to address him as “Hiroshi-san”, encouraging freedom in hairstyles, and playing J-Pop BGM during practices, Sato led the team to the 2023 spring selection competition. The revelation of the challenge to “change high school baseball” was the sight of children who did not seem to enjoy playing baseball. We asked “Hiroshi-san” to share
Provided support for ID Volleyball Tournament 2023 On February 5, 2023 (Sunday), our company’s physician, Dr. Ando, provided medical support for the ID Volleyball Tournament 2023 (Intellectual Disabilities Volleyball Tournament) hosted by the NPO Smile Club. In the tournament, there were 7 teams participating in the men’s category and 4 teams in the women’s category. The presence of special guest Erika Araki, the captain of the Tokyo Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team, made the event even more exciting. Venue for the tournament: Kikkoman Arena (Nagareyama City General Gymnasium).
An article contributed by Yuichi Ando (our president and physician), entitled “Japanese Sports: From the Present to the Future” has been featured in the Winter 2023 issue of “Physical Education for Women” (Japan Association of Physical Education for Women). From a passage in the “Conclusion” section. Athletes should not only establish objectives as athletes but also possess personal aspirations regarding the type of person they wish to become. They should reflect on their abilities, and persevere in challenging themselves within a safe and secure environment. Adversity and struggles may arise, yet by persevering in their challenges, they may discover a