May 31, 2013

Solidarity
with Japan

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Slightly more than two years after it was destroyed by the 2011 earthquake, the Yamada-machi Community Center was rebuilt thanks to support from LVMH.

At 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake, followed by a tsunami that ravaged the east coast of the country. Present in Japan for many years, the LVMH Group, through its Japanese subsidiary LVMH (KK), has contributed to reconstruction in three of the hardest-hit prefectures.

The Group’s efforts include support for oyster farmers in Kesennuma City (Miyagi prefecture), as well as construction of the “LVMH Kodomo Art Maison” in Soma (Fukushima prefecture). In addition, the Group was involved in rebuilding the Yamada-machi Community Center (Iwate prefecture), which was totally destroyed by the disaster.

On April 18, 2013, after seven months of work, this hub of local community life was once again opened. Thanks to a donation of 130 million yen (about 1 million euros),  LVMH contributed to the reconstruction of a facility that is essential to the city of Yamada-machi. The inauguration marks another step back to normalcy for the entire region.

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