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Yamaha's Tree-planting Project in Indonesia Fourth Year Report on the Joint Yamaha Corp. and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Project

December 4, 2008

Yamaha Corporation (hereinafter "Yamaha") and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Yamaha Motor") jointly held their fourth annual Yamaha Forest tree-planting event in Pelabuhan Ratu*1, Sukabumi Province, Indonesia, on November 30.

The Yamaha Forest project was initiated in December 2005 in Indonesia, where both Yamaha and Yamaha Motor have production and sales bases. The goal of the program is to contribute to the local society, provide support for education and protect the environment in the region through tree-planting events. The two companies will plant a total of 150,000-200,000 seedlings (mahogany, teak, sengon laut, etc.) over five years on about 120 hectares of land in Sukabumi Province in West Java, to restore at least some of the natural forest environment, much of which has been lost due to extensive logging activities in that area.

In promoting these activities, Yamaha and Yamaha Motor have received support from OISCA International*2, a Japanese NGO with an extensive record of achievement in environmental protection activities and assistance in agriculture and other forms of development in the Asia-Pacific Region.

With the planting of 31,000 trees last year, the total number of trees planted over the first three years of the program in the Yamaha Forest area reached approximately 55,000. The trees have grown well, with some planted in the first year of the program already more than ten meters in height. Following this year's event, a planned total of 31,150*3 seedlings will be planted by the end of the year in a forest area covering 30 hectares.

In addition to the tree-planting, this project aims to promote environmental education encouraging the continuation forest preservation while also providing continued support for education and the local communities. In the past year, these activities have included the construction of a second community water-supply facility, donations to schools including desks, chairs, school supplies and sports equipment, instruction in seedling raising for local agriculture groups and schools and an eco-camp program drawing on World Environment Day. Plans also call for additional donations of school supplies through March of next year.

On November 30, approximately 2,350 people*4, the largest number ever, gathered for this year's tree-planting event, including Director and Executive Officer Tsutomu Sasaki of Yamaha, General Manager Masanori Suzuki of the General Affairs Div. of Yamaha Motor, staff from environment-related departments, employees of local Yamaha and Yamaha Motor subsidiaries in Indonesia, local residents, and local government officials. Everyone joined the schoolchildren and local residents to plant about 5,000 seedlings. The ceremony held after the tree-planting began with the singing of the Indonesian national anthem, followed by speeches from representatives of both companies and Sukabumi Province government officials. Gifts of school supplies were donated for the local children.

Yamaha and Yamaha Motor will continue their efforts to bring this five-year Yamaha Forest project to successful completion. In addition, the companies are also engaged in forest preservation activities in Japan and will continue to pursue an ongoing policy of contributing to society through forest preservation activities.



Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi Province:

Pelabuhan Ratu, located 100km south of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, flourished as a base for off-shore fishing, but the surrounding forest was extensively minimized as a result of urban development. The goal of reforestation is to restore stability to the lives of local residents, whether they make their living through farming or fishing.


OISCA International (Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement)

A non-profit organization established in 1961 under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.


Mahogany: 4,000; Gmelina: 4,000; Albasia: 2,000; Eucalyptus: 3,500; Acacia: 4,000;
five other species: 9,600; five species of fruit trees such as mango: 4,050 trees; Total: 31,150 trees (15 species)


470 representatives of the Yamaha and Yamaha Motor group, principals, teachers and students from 20 local elementary, junior high and high schools, local residents, representatives of regional government, representatives of OISCA and local NGOs.

Outline of Forestation Activities:


Indonesia (Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi Province, West Java)


From 2005 to 2009 (5-year plan)

Scale of forestation:

120 ha; 150,000-200,000 seedlings, including mahogany, teak, sengon laut and eucalyptus


Yamaha Corporation and six local subsidiaries
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and two local subsidiaries


OISCA International (NGO)


Local government organizations

A group of the 2008 tree-planting event participants

A group of the 2008 tree-planting event participants

Planting tree seedlings Planting tree seedlings

Planting tree seedlings

These trees planted in the first year of the program (2005) are now more than 10 m in height

These trees planted in the first year of the program (2005) are now more than 10m in height

The second community water-supply facility

The second community water-supply facility

Seedlings being raised School Children participate raising seedlings

Seedlings being raised

School Children participate raising seedlings

A clean-up campaign at the eco camp site

A clean-up campaign at the eco camp site

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