Japanese insurance corporation in the FSM donates sports equipment


By Bill Jaynes
The Kaselehlie Press
September 9, 2017
Pohnpei—MAI (Mutual Service Aid Guarantee Insurance Corporation) presented gift certificates for sports equipment to volleyball teams in Pohnpei after the championship Liberation Day Games at the PICS gymnasium.
Mr. Shigeo Kakinoki presented the gift certificates to the winning men’s and women’s teams on behalf of the company’s President, Mr. Yasuyuki Fujishima who could not attend this year due to other commitments. It is the second donation by the company to support Pohnpei’s sports development with equipment and gift certificates for the Pohnpei Sports Commission. This year they donated more than $6,000 to support the volleyball games.
MAI was established in the FSM on July 9, 2014. Mr. Fujishima was inaugurated as Chairman of the FSM Captive Insurance Council in September 2015, and continues to work to support the Captive Insurance seminar in Tokyo and to contribute to the development of exchange of FSM and Japan.
MAI says that their longevity in the FSM is owed to the good investment environment of the Federated States of Micronesia.
“As the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have ended, Tokyo Olympics will be held in 2020,” wrote an MAI representative. “The FSM sent there first delegation to the Sydney Olympics in 2000. MAI hopes that many delegates from FSM will be sent to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 as well. MAI also hopes that its support and sponsorship may benefit in developing great athletes in the FSM.”
The spokesperson said that MAI wants to contribute to making the Rainbownesia Project, the official promotional project for Japanese tourism that was established in 2009, even better than it is now.
“As long as MAI stays in FSM, it hopes to continue sponsoring activities of Pohnpei State for its development in sports,” the spokesperson wrote.

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