Community Relations

The Furukawa Company Group takes an active part in society, and its policy of contributing to the development of society is stated in the Charter of Corporate Conduct and the Code of Conduct for Officers and Employees.
Activities that are closely connected with local communities include participation in local volunteer cleanup activities and inviting children and students for social studies field trips. By implementing these activities, we are channeling our efforts into activities for harmonious coexistence with local communities that contribute to their development.
We also engage in activities to promote the attractions of local communities. As one part of this, we operate and manage the Furukawa Kakemizu Club and the Furukawa Ashio Museum of History in Ashio-machi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, thereby contributing to the maintenance and development of local culture.

"Furukawa Kakemizu Club"
The "Furukawa Kakemizu Club" is a guesthouse that was used to entertain guests and to provide accommodation during the period of prosperity at the Ashio Copper Mine.
It was renovated in the early Taisho period. It is a two-story structure with a Western style on the outside and Japanese and Western style on the inside. It is said to have been influenced by Josiah Conder, who designed Rokumeikan and the Furukawa Garden.
The building is equipped with facilities to entertain guests, such as a billiards room with a billiard table that is said to be the oldest one made in Japan, and a Japanese-style room.
The Club was registered as a national Registered Tangible Cultural Property in 2006.
"Furukawa Ashio Museum of History"
The museum exhibits many interesting items that symbolize the dawn of Japanese modern history, including dioramas of the former Ashio mining station, photographs and bronze statues of the Furukawa founder's family, and items related to the Sekizuka family (who were active in French cuisine), who interacted with the Furukawa family socially. There are also photographs and items related to Masayuki Odagawa, who was a pioneer of Japan's safety-first movement.

Designated as Heritage of Industrial Modernization

The Company is also committed to the preservation of the industrial modernization heritage that was certified, as well as to further revitalizing the local communities.

Furukawa Kakemizu Club - Registered Tangible Cultural Property (buildings)
National designated historic site - Tsudo tunnel
National designated historic site - Utsuno explosives warehouse