Social Inclusion

We promote activities that make the community a place where everyone feels valued and enjoys their work and their lives, including the elderly, people who are handicapped, and people from other countries.

Shimizu Volunteer Academy

We hold a Shimizu Volunteer Academy training course to provide volunteers with broad knowledge about people with disabilities and para sports.

We have joined in public-private partnerships and industrial-academic partnerships to hold these courses since FY2016 to bring the experience to more people.

Experiencing what it is like to be visually impaired
Experiencing what it is like to be visually impaired

"Sports for Everyone" sports events to enable all people to experience para sports

We are a sponsor of, a website that publicizes parasports operated by STAND (Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Kazuko Ito), a non-profit that supports parasports. We also actively support experiential parasports events organized by STAND and held all over Japan.

Participants in a sports event
Participants in a sports event

Places Where Sports Events Have Been Held in the Past

Fiscal 2014
  • Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Koto City, Tokyo
  • Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Fiscal 2015
  • Hiroshima City, Hiroshima
  • Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
  • Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture
Fiscal 2016
  • Sapporo City, Hokkaido
  • Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture
  • Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture
Fiscal 2017
  • Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Yachiyo City, Chiba Prefecture
Fiscal 2018
  • Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture
  • Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
  • Osaka City, Osaka
Fiscal 2019
  • Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
  • Imabari City, Aichi Prefecture
Fiscal 2020
  • Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Fiscal 2022
  • Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture

Cumulative number of participants to-date: 1,808 (as of Oct. 2022)

Japanese Para Sports Association Association

Shimizu is now an official sponsor of the Japanese Para Sports Association (JPSA).

We agree with JPSA's philosophy of promoting independence and social participation of people with disabilities through sports and striving to realize a vital society in which all can co-exist harmoniously. Shimizu will continue to actively engage in activities with JPSA to promote the expansion of sports for people with disabilities in the future.


Sponsorship of Art Para Fukagawa Talkative Art Festival

Shimizu sponsors the Art Para Fukagawa Talkative Art Festival, which is held in Koto-ku, Tokyo.

Our employees also participated as volunteers in the event, which lined the streets with artwork created by people with disabilities, and had deep interactions with local residents.

Artwork on display
Artwork on display

Participation as Volunteers in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

Interested employees from the Kyushu Branch have served as volunteers for the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, the largest wheelchair marathon in the world, since 2015. Volunteers assist with running the marathon by working as course safety patrols, checking the belongings of competitors, distributing boxed lunches, and serving in other roles.

Participation as Volunteers in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

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