|In this issue, we report on "hanami" party of Saturday March 31, planned and organized by a group of young employees of Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation. As we explained to you a couple of times [see news33 or news43], "hanami", or flower watching party, is a part of Japan's seasonal tradition since hundreds of years (really). People meet together under cherry trees in full blossom, to admire their beauty and, more importantly, to have a joyful time with BBQ and beers.
About 2 months ago, the group drew up a plan for the party and requested support to the company. The management, who likes this kind of positive proposal from young people, immediately promised to grant it, while asking the organizers to make sure that none in the party would leave the place messy, or violate laws and other social rules. From that time, the organizing team worked hard to attract interest of other employees. Their effort was successful, as some 60 people finally joined the gathering - more than anyone expected !