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February 14, 2018

Children’s Hands-on Learning Program in Imabari City, Ehime

TOKYO, Japan - February 14, 2018 - ORIX Miyauchi Foundation hosted the Children's Hands-on Learning Program on January 27, 2018, to give children in Ehime Prefecture the opportunity to learn about shipbuilding and nature. The visit to the shipbuilding plant was arranged in cooperation with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture; President: Yukito Higaki).

This was the first time the event was held in Ehime. We invited 50 children and staff from foster homes and maternal and child living support facilities in Ehime Prefecture on a tour of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Shimanami Earth Land for a chance to learn about shipbuilding and nature in the Shimanami Area.

Outline:
(1) Learn about shipbuilding at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Visit to the plant, etc.)
(2) Lunch
(3) Learn about nature at Shimanami Earth Land (woodwork class/stroll in forests, etc.)
(4) Snack

The excited children were heard to shout, "Wow, it's giant!" and "Incredible!" as they got a first-hand look at how big ships are built. During the Q&A session at the end of the tour, the youngsters asked "How long does it take to build a ship?" "How can I become a shipbuilder?" "How much does one of these ships cost?" During the afternoon nature activity at Shimanami Earth Land, the children enjoyed playing with volunteers from the ORIX Matsuyama Branch Office. Everyone had fun making a fire, and then cooking and eating sausages and marshmallows.

ORIX Group established the ORIX Social Fund in April 2006 with the goal of contributing to society through social welfare, the cultivation of children and youth for future society, and the promotion of music and the arts; areas that are outside its traditional business activities. In December 2010, ORIX Foundation was approved as a public interest incorporated foundation by the Prime Minister, and took its current name in June of 2014.

Going forward, ORIX Miyauchi Foundation will continue its support for social activities under ORIX Group and contribute to the realization of a truly affluent society.

Contact Information:
ORIX Corporation
Corporate Planning Department
Tel: +81-3-3435-3121

About ORIX:
ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX) is an opportunistic, diversified, innovation-driven global powerhouse with a proven track record of profitability. Established in 1964, ORIX at present operates a diverse portfolio of businesses in the operations, financial services, and investment spaces. ORIX's highly complementary business activities span industries including: energy, private equity, infrastructure, automotive, ship and aircraft, real estate and retail financial services. ORIX has also spread its business globally by establishing locations in a total of 40 countries and regions across the world. Through its business activities, ORIX has long been committed to corporate citizenship and environmental sustainability. For more details, please visit our website: http://www.orix.co.jp/grp/en/

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