Ginza as the base for social output
Thinking about the future of children and local communities
The 23rd part in the GINZA×CSR series introduces the social contribution activities of Ginza Sayegusa, a long-established store with a 147-year history that opened in the Ginza district in 1869, the year after the Meiji Restoration. We interviewed Ryo Saegusa, the CEO of Ginza Sayegusa who actively and enthusiastically participates in CSR activities that utilize the unique strengths of a children’s clothing brand, with activities ranging from those using the shop space to a nature experience program for children in a rural area.
Store by Green Power
“Think Green” online picture book that lets you think about the environment together with an owl prince
Scene from Sayegusa Green Magic in Sakae village, Nagano prefecture
CEO of Ginza Sayegusa Inc.
The CEO of Ginza Sayegusa, a well-known children’s apparel store that opened in 1869.
Helped launch this website as one young, future Ginza-leading proprietor as a side job in his days as senior executive director of the company.
Chief editor of Alterna
Alterna Co. After working at a foreign-financed IT company and other companies, shifted to work in environmental and social fields after participating in the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Nagoya in 2010 as a representative from an NGO. Involved in interview, editing and writing, development of educational programs, and dialogue-based counseling sessions themed on biodiversity and social diversity.
Interview/research: Setsu Mori, Makiko Imai; Writer; Makiko Imai