Policies and Regulations
OLC Group Policy on Community Action Programs (Established August 2008)
The OLC Group seeks to engage in community action programs that focus on the positive development of children—our hope for the future—as a means of creating healthy and happy families, regions and communities.
○Programs fostering the positive development of children
The OLC Group will support programs that “nurture the heart” in children with a view to developing intellectual curiosity and consideration for others.
○Programs that support children
The OLC Group will support programs that provide assistance to children who have been placed at a disadvantage for various reasons.
Actions and Performances
Activities to Support Children’s Development in the Local Community
As part of our effort to support children’s development in the local community, the OLC Group offers work experience programs and travels to schools to host classes. Our employees also help run local events as volunteers. We treasure such opportunities for our employees to come together with the people in the community.
In-school Dance Class in Urayasu-City Junior High Schools
Since FY 2007, the OLC Group has hosted classes at junior high schools in Urayasu City.
Dance became compulsory for first- and second-year junior-high-school students in FY 2012. In response, in-school dance classes began to be offered in FY 2013.
The program aims at supporting the education of children in local communities by providing dance classes leveraging the OLC Group’s unique human resources and skills.
In FY 2018, a total of five choreographers and dancers held dance classes in January 2019 for around 170 and 130 first-year students at Tomioka Junior High School and Mihama Junior High School, respectively, both municipal schools in Urayasu City.
Comments from students included: “Dancing wasn’t my cup of tea, but as I participated in the class, it became more and more exciting and I was even able to come up with new dance ideas,” and “It was fun to work on dancing as a group. We felt a sense of achievement and grew closer together.” Teacher feedback included, “Our students’ perspective on dancing changed drastically, and they became highly motivated.”
The OLC Group’s Work Experience Program 〜We Make Happiness〜
Since FY 2005, the OLC Group has hosted the “OLC Group Work Experience Program – We Make Happiness” in conjunction with the career education initiatives implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In November 2018, 41 and 43 second-year students from Miakegawa Junior High School and Horie Junior High School, respectively, both municipal schools in Urayasu City, tried their hand at a total of 17 types of jobs including decorating, answering phone calls, preparing for fires and earthquakes, working at Ikspiari information center and cinema, and making beds at hotels.
The students’ feedback included: “I felt really happy just to be thanked by people, which made me realize how exciting it is to work,” and “I learned how important it is to greet people and smile. I’d like to put what I have learned into practice,” while trainers at each workplace commented, “We tried to make programs that convey not only the hard aspects of our work, but also how fun it is to work. The enthusiastic faces of the students reminded us of the days when we were new at work.” Thus, interacting with junior high school students provides our people an opportunity to get back to basics, which helps invigorate each workplace.
Supporting Community Events
The OLC Group supports various events held in Urayasu City such as, for example, lending our facilities for use as the venue for the city’s official Coming-of-Age Day ceremony for 20-year-olds.
In FY 2018, we helped host Play Time for Families: Smiles and Dreams 2018 (August), the Urayasu City Sports Fair (October), the Urayasu Citizens’ Festival (October) and the Tokyo Bay Urayasu City Marathon (February).
Our employees also volunteer to clean up the city and provide assistance at kindergarten or nursery-school field days in Urayasu City. In addition, we donate candles used at our hotels to the Urayasu City welfare center, which reuses them to make handmade candles for sale. We cherish the opportunity to work together with the people of Urayasu City.
Cooperation in Urayasu City’s Coming-of-Age Day Ceremony
Tokyo Disney Resort's
As part of its efforts to contribute to the local community, Oriental Land has provided Tokyo Disneyland as the venue for Urayasu City’s Coming-of-Age ceremony since 2002.
On January 14, 2019, the Urayasu City Coming-of-Age Day ceremony was held in Tokyo Disneyland’s Showbase. This year’s theme was, “Tsumugu––Weaving the future: From Heisei to the new era.” The arrival into adulthood of some 1,631 young people was officially recognized in the ceremony.
On behalf of the newly minted adults, youth representatives delivered speeches, expressing their appreciation and determination, saying, “We will do what we can only do now and what we must do now. Accumulating experience is sure to drive us forward into the future. We should bravely try out new things for our own future in the upcoming new age following the Heisei era.”