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Contribute to community revitalization on Ishigaki Island with Euglena.

Acquired naming rights for "Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal"

2017.12 – 2018.04


The decision to quit the government office where I worked for 20 years,
Aiming for regional promotion of Ishigaki Island with Euglena

In a warm and comfortable climate, I was on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture the night before.

Since the world's first successful outdoor mass cultivation of Euglena in 2005, Euglena has been producing Euglena with the cooperation of a local company (currently Yaeyama Sangyo of the Euglena group). Place.

One day in 2014, Our CFO Nagata said the night before.
"I would like to focus on local activities to give back to the people of Ishigaki Island who are indebted to me. Euglena is still a venture company, but eventually I will grow it into a company that represents Ishigaki Island. The night before Will you help me? "

At that time, since the Yaeyama Basketball Association and Euglena Co., Ltd. signed a sponsorship contract in 2012, the previous night was a basketball tournament aimed at regional promotion of President Izumo, Nagata and Ishigaki Island, and the B League "Ryukyu Golden Kings". We were running the official game Yaeyama together.

The night before the 2nd Euglena Cup (August 2013)

"I've always liked interacting with people, and the smiles of the children I met through basketball are the best treasure. I'd be happy if I could contribute to the Yaeyama area where I was born and raised while promoting basketball. Please give me!"
In this way, I quit the Taketomi Town Office, where I worked for 20 years Euglena Co., Ltd. in early 2015 the night before.

Maedomari Since joining, committed to regional development activities in the Yaeyama region, and will such as sports and educational support in the Ishigaki Island in the "look over Phi You (= thank you) project", basketball tournament in Ishigaki "Euglena of the cup." The event was held with Okuyama, a fellow member of the section.

Nicknamed the lifeline of Ishigaki Island residents, the remote island terminal
To "Euglena Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal"

In December 2017, Ishigaki City announced a public offering of naming rights for the "Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal".
"Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal" is the only terminal port where passenger ships that connect Ishigaki Island, which is the center of the Yaeyama area of Okinawa Prefecture, and remote islands such as Taketomi Island and Iriomote Island depart. It is an important lifeline for domestic and foreign tourists and residents of the Yaeyama area, and is used by more than 2 million people annually. And if Euglena can acquire the naming rights of "Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal", it will be the second acquisition of naming rights of important base facilities in Ishigaki Island, following Euglena..

"I want the people of Ishigaki Island, where I was born and raised, to know more about Euglena ... Let's apply for the open call for participants!"
The night before moved immediately.

I made a proposal to the management of Tokyo at once, summarized the company policy to apply for the naming rights public offering, and proceeded with the preparation of the documents to be submitted for the public offering. In the submitted documents, based on hearings with local people, Euglena will appeal the various regional promotion measures that Ishigaki Island has been working on, and after acquiring naming rights, it will be possible to liven up Ishigaki Island as a partner of Ishigaki City. We have made repeated efforts to incorporate various proposals for various measures.

Euglena Co., Ltd. was selected as a public offering destination by Ishigaki City.
In February 2018, Euglena Co., Ltd. signed an agreement with Ishigaki City to acquire the naming rights of "Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal" and announced that it will be Euglena..
Euglena Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal" was held with the cooperation of Ishigaki City Hall and local officials, mainly on the previous night, to celebrate the memorable day.

State of the day of the unveiling ceremony

At the unveiling ceremony, while expressing gratitude to the local Ishigaki Island, in order to convey about Euglena, the unveiling cloth was turned green, and the liqueur "Green Sake" of Euglena and Awamori and Sarter Andagi with Euglena were served. In addition, in order to raise awareness of the terminal, we installed a mechanism to take a commemorative photo in front of the signboard and a vending machine exclusively for Euglena beverages in the terminal.

Unveiling (left) and Yonaguni Hisae Yaeyama Dance Rehearsal Dojo Kokkoma Okinawa Dance (right)

Even now, I sometimes Euglena Ishigaki Port Remote Island Terminal" on the previous night.
As a result, more and more local friends said, "Thank you for contributing to the local community" and "Do your best!" In addition, more and more people are taking commemorative photos in front of the signboards at the terminal, and sales of euglena beverage vending machines are on the rise.

"I am happy to be able to continue my activities and contribute to the local community. I am looking forward to the birth of researchers and professional basketball players from Ishigaki Island in the future!"
The night before, he talked about his dream of the Yaeyama area with a glittering smile like the sun.

Posted in June 2018

Euglena Data

-What is the Ryukyu Golden Kings cheerleader "Euglena Uncle"? ~

Appeared in the Ryukyu Golden Kings game sponsored by Euglena
Existence like a mascot character that excites cheering


Corporate Strategy Department Yaeyama Regional Promotion Division
The night before Meiwa

Joined the company in January 2015.
Born in Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture. Since joining the company, he has been enthusiastically engaged in regional promotion activities in the Yaeyama region centered on Ishigaki Island, which is a production base for edible Euglena.

"Because I want to see everyone's smiles," we will continue to carry out promotion activities in the Yaeyama region, contributing to the creation of a company rooted in the region and the enhancement of the value of the Euglena

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