ANA Group has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the United States Embassy in Japan and the U.S.-Japan Council to support the TOMODACHI Initiative. The initiative is a public-private partnership that supports Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and invests in the next generation of Japanese and Americans in ways that strengthen cultural and economic ties and deepen the friendship between the United States and Japan over the long-term. The TOMODACHI initiative is led by the United States Government and the U.S.-Japan Council and supported by the Japanese government.
As part of the agreement, ANA will provide transport services worth approximately $100,000 in support of TOMODACHI-approved programs related to education, research, sports, music, art and support for entrepreneurs. ANA will also offer special group discounts for homestay programs and events to support students and children in the affected areas.
To commemorate ANA’s involvement in this initiative, three aircraft - two Boeing 787-8s and one Boeing 777-300ER - operating on routes between the U.S. and Japan including Tokyo-Washington DC and Tokyo-San Jose, will be painted with the TOMODACHI logo design.
ANA will hold an inauguration ceremony at San Jose Airport on Jan 11, celebrating the new flights between the San Jose and Narita airports.