Foundation Activities

  • The Fast Retailing Foundation focuses on "Support the Development of the Next Generation," "Self-Reliance Support” and "Environmental Protection Activities" to contribute to make a better society.

  • The Development of the Next Generation Support


    We are developing future leaders who will make a difference on a global scale by providing access to learning opportunities regardless of economic status or background.

  • Scholarship for the Asian University Women

    Located in Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is dedicated to providing women with higher education opportunities and cultivating successive generations of female leaders. In some Asian countries, it is often hard for female students to go on to university due to financial difficulties, so a large number of the students at AUW take advantage of the scholarship program.
    The FR Foundation donates funds for scholarships to the Asian University for Women in order to help more Asian women become comfortable operating on the global business stage and to encourage women to participate more actively in society. The donations enable many women who want to study the opportunity to do so at university level, regardless of their economic circumstances or cultural background.

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  • Scholarship for Vietnamese Students

    ese culture, harnessing and enhancing their gifts through intellectual exchanges as well as acquire the knowledge which they need in order to study in Japan.
    The Foundation hopes that scholarship students with a sense of mission will make a significant contribution to the development and growth of societies in Vietnam, Japan, and the rest of the world, and we look forward to working together to make our societies better places for the generations to come.

    Applications for FY2024 (Admission Period:2025 Spring and Autumn)

    Applications for FY2024
    (Admission Period:2025 Spring and Autumn)

  • Educational Exchange Program

    The FR Foundation supports educational exchanges between students from Japan and other countries with the aim of deepening their understanding of each other's values and culture.

  • The University of Tokyo and Asian Women's University (AUW) Educational Exchange Program

    This is a program for students from the University of Tokyo and Asian University for Women (AUW) to visit each other's universities and study together. The program aims to deepen the understanding of each other's values and culture among young people in Japan and Asia, and to encourage them to become future leaders who can bridges between Japan and Asia.

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  • Sports Next Generation Development Program

    The Fast Retailing Foundation sponsor initiatives through sports aimed at discovering talented junior sports athletes. The Foundation also support the development of the next generation in sports by providing education and international experience to help junior athletes succeed in the future.

  • Training Program in the U.S. for Japanese Junior Tennis Players

    The Foundation offers the eight winners in each singles men's and women's category of the annual All Japan Junior Tennis Championships, as well as one best play and fair play player in each gender throughout the tournament, the right to attend an overseas training camp as a supplementary prize for the tournament.

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  • Wheelchair Tennis Clinic

    The Foundation provide opportunities for junior wheelchair tennis players to get direct instruction and advice from world-class players and others.

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  • Self-Reliance Support

    Refugee Support

    The FR Foundation believes it is important to offer educational opportunities for refugees living in Japan and provide the consistent support they need to become independent. We operate the following initiatives with those aims in mind.

  • Learning-support centers for elementary and junior-high school students

    The FR Foundation works with support organizations and universities to create year-round learning-support classes for elementary and junior-high school refugee children living in Japan designed to help broaden opportunities for further education and choice of future career. In class, the teachers help the children improve their Japanese-language knowledge and basic-learning skills.

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  • Japanese-language teaching and general guidance to foster independence

    We work with support organizations to provide Japanese-language training and general guidance on living in Japan primarily to refugee-status applicants who have recently arrived in the country to help foster financial and social independence.

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  • Deafblind Children Support

  • Deafblind Children Support

    Deafblindness affects both sight and hearing and can take a variety of forms. Cases of such dual sensory impairment are rare in Japan and scattered all over the country, so it is hard to get a good grasp of even the basic information, such as how many cases there are. Facilities to care for deafblind children are lacking. Rehabilitation and teaching must be tailored to each child’s needs, and we do not have enough teachers with the right expertise and training. The FR Foundation supports “developmental research on the establishment of support systems for deafblind children and pupils” with the aim of building practical support frameworks for the deafblind child. The research involves conducting teacher training and seminars relevant to deafblind students’ daily rehabilitation and education, which demands a high level of expertise, seeking to improve the quality of educational practices, and studying comprehensive support programs for deafblind students.

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  • Environmental Protection Support

    Support for Tree-Planting Activities

    The Fast Retailing Foundation is committed to contributing to the preservation of the global environment through the tree-planting projects.

  • Philippines Community Tree-Planting Projects

    The Fast Retailing Foundation and the SM Foundation in the Philippines have been implementing community tree-planting projects at three sites in the Philippines since 2022, with the aim of contributing to the Philippine government's National Greening Plan and ensuring that the trees planted will support the livelihood of the communities for them to grow together.

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