RBA International.

Activities of RBA International2006


Message from Chairman


In 2006, with your understanding and cooperation, we were able to take our activities a step further, for which I heartily express my appreciation. I promise you that your sincere support will serve as the basis for even greater progress on our part. 


Thoroughly committed to mankind and to reality, RBA International also passionately believes that human beings can be improved. In the concrete activities we use as a means to this end, we do not necessarily seek success; instead, we put maximum value on action itself, and making RBA International an organization devoted to sound and conscientiousness practice.


The word culture is derived from the Latin cultus, which means “respect” or “worship.”  Our present existence is owed to methods of living devised to survive in a severe natural environment. It is no exaggeration to say that we owe our lives to culture, a way of living made up of respect, worship and service expressed and passed down to us as the fundamentals of the spiritual life that has sustained the improvements in our material existence.


From this standpoint, in the society in which we live, misfortunes cannot simply be those of other people, nor can happiness be mine alone. The activities of RBA International are oriented toward awakening the “sleeping conscience” present in us all, to connect it concrete action to benefit others, and to expand this activity to a global scale.


We humans are easily moved by a good story, we are also creatures that cannot easily translate that excitement into action. Perhaps this is because we are no good at overlapping other systems of values with our own. In this case, what I mean by no good is that a conservative instinct comes into operation, and we tend to judge the present on the basis of what we felt were good things or good relationships for ourselves in the past.


For this reason, RBA International has based its activities on the conviction that, rather than striving to change others, the short cut to our goal is to work at changing ourselves.


This year as well, our activities will be directed toward “leaving a better global environment for the generations to be born 300 years from now.”


January 2007

Specified Nonprofit Corporation RBA International

Nobuhiro Kume, Chairman

Sep. 21

RBA international received commendation

Mr. Nobuhiro Kume, the chairman of RBAI visited Peking, China from the September 19th - 23rd, and attended the Chinese People's Association For Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) 10th anniversary commemorative ceremony of the establishment of China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development, which was held at the Great Hall of the People on the 20th September.

CPAFFC was established with the purposes of enhancing Chinese people's friendship with foreign countries, furthering international cooperation, safeguarding world peace and promoting common development. China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development is a foundation to support these activities of CPAFFC.

For this ceremony, 200 people from all over the world including China were invited. From Japan, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Kyocera Corporation, and Inamori Foundation were invited other than Mr. Kume.

During the ceremony, 24 groups whose activities contributed to the CPAFFC received awards, of which 4 groups gave speeches. Mr. Kume was the only one who made a speech from Japan.

In his humorous speech, Mr. Kume spoke of Japanese men; when given a choice between family or work, without hesitation, that they would choose work over family, and of his wife, Mrs. Kume (Kimi), who balances the two very well and praised her.

This speech filled the hall with great laughter and applause. In China, Japan was always considered as a country where men were considered superior to women. People were surprised with his speech, for this reason; praising Mrs. Kume, and showed support for him.

Mr. Kume visited China during September 19-23,
and attended the commemoration ceremony on 20th and made a speech.

The objective of this trip to China was to extend the friendly circle between China and Japan through baseball. 27 players, including players from the last year's RBA Baseball Tournament winner, Tokyu Livable, and the runner up, Ken Corporation, visited the Primary School Attached to Peking University and the Primary School Attached to Tsinghua University to hold baseball classes for children. Players from Japan also had friendly matches with Peking Youth Baseball team and Tsinghua University Baseball team.

The persons concerned

The Great Hall

Inside of The Great Hall




An Exchange with Suginami Ward Mabashi Elementary School




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