May 7, 2013 10:09 AM

Market to Support Reconstruction of Affected Areas

Hello! I’m Matsumura, of Public Relations Department.

On April 22nd and 23rd, a market was held at Sumitomo Building, where the Head Office (Osaka) is situated, in order to support reconstruction of areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. I participated in the event as a sales staff member. Held jointly by Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., this was the third anniversary of the introduction of this market. On the day of the event, various items from Aomori Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, and Miyagi Prefecture, such as snacks, noodles, juice, and sake, were sold to members of the Sumitomo Group.

 On the day of the event – helping at the Fukushima Prefecture booth

▲ On the day of the event – helping at the Fukushima Prefecture booth

Since this was the third time that this event had been held, there were many repeat customers saying, “I’ll take this one; I bought it last time and it was very delicious.” In addition, some others bought items after hearing good stories about them, though I’m not sure where such rumors were generated. :-) The event was very successful.

Unfortunately, some people were not able to obtain items they had wanted to buy, because the items were sold out. As a sales staff member, I felt sorry for such people, although at the same time I was very happy that the items were so popular! :-))

I hope that I can be of some help at the market again next time. I also hope that you will continue to support this event.

At the Aomori Prefecture booth

▲ At the Aomori Prefecture booth

President Matsumoto also purchased some items

▲President Matsumoto also purchased some items

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