Notification on the acquisition of Okayama Landmark Golf Club

Blue Capital Management Co., Ltd. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) has acquired “Landmark Golf Club,” a golf course with a solar power station, which is located in Maniwa-shi, Okayama Prefecture (renamed to “Blue Resort Landmark Golf Club”).

For Blue Resort Landmark Golf Club, an outstanding course was designed by Mizuno based on the golf theory of a professional golfer Seiha Chin and is landscaped with ingenuity, so that players can experience the intrinsic pleasure and richness of golf in the thrilling hilly course.
We will also concentrate on the development of next-generation athletes, and support would-be professional golfers by providing them with sites for practice and opportunities to participate in competitions, accepting trainees, and so on.

Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Out: Par 36, yardage: Back: 3,473 yards, Regular: 3,273 yards, Ladies: 3,070 yards
In: Par 36, yardage: Back: 3,394 yards, Regular: 3,223 yards, Ladies: 3,009 yards

A solar power station is attached to the golf course, and a biomass gasification power plant is under construction. By combining them, we will operate the golf course with greener electricity.

Blue Capital Management envisages the development of eco resorts, including villa districts, hotels, restaurants, ski slopes, and golf courses, utilizing a variety of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and biomass power.
While offering high-quality, fulfilling time and experience with high added value, we will contribute to the prevention of global warming and the establishment of a recycling-oriented society.

The outline of the facility is as follows.
[Blue Resort Landmark Golf Club]
Address: 711 Ueyama, Maniwa-shi, Okayama Prefecture
Designer: Mizuno Corporation (Supervisor: Seiha Chin)
Holes: 18 holes, Par 72
Course type: Hilly course
Course rate: 72.3 (Out, In, Bent)
Adjunct facilities: A practice range, a house, and accommodation facilities
[Blue Power Okayama Maniwa Power Plant]
Output:108.2 kW

01.17.2021Important News
New Year’s Greetings

At the beginning of 2021, I would like to convey my New Year’s greetings.

I would also like to express my deep condolences to those who have contracted the novel coronavirus. In addition, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to those who are making efforts to eradicate the novel coronavirus.

At the beginning of 2021, I want to express my thanks from the bottom of my heart to all stakeholders who support Blue Capital Management and other companies of the Blue Group every day.

Since last year, the health and safety of people have been threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, our economies have been damaged seriously, and then our lifestyles have changed drastically. Corporate activities, too, have been restricted from various aspects. Under these circumstances, Blue Capital Management has promoted telecommuting as part of the BCP and engaged in digital transformation, introducing the ways of working online, to survive the novel coronavirus-ridden age and the post-pandemic era.

In October last year, the Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared that “Japan aims to become a carbon-neutral country by 2050” at his policy speech. Amid the global trend of de-carbonization, enterprises are more strongly required to fulfill their social responsibilities, including concrete efforts for ESG and SDGs.
Blue Capital Management will observe laws and regulations, strive to coexist with local communities, and supply energy stably for a long period of time, as an enterprise that carries out business with sustainable business administration by pursuing the harmony among people, society, and the earth environment while flexibly responding to changes in the environment, natural disasters and economic fluctuations and serving as an energy supplier inside and outside Japan.
In addition, as a member of the international society, we will make efforts to solve social issues around the world and realize a sustainable planet.

In 2021, we will keep actively engaging in the renewable energy business, including solar, wind, and biomass power generation.
I believe that it is possible to conduct a variety of businesses with renewable energy.
In the mid/long-term business plan, we will promote initiatives involving different group companies and different businesses and develop eco resorts, including villa districts, hotels, restaurants, ski slopes, and golf courses, utilizing a variety of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and biomass power.
By developing and bettering idle land, it is possible to contribute to the improvement of the ambient environment, the enhancement of disaster prevention performance, and disaster mitigation. The tax revenues from this project will become stable, long-term funds of the local government, returning benefits to local communities, creating jobs, and vitalizing the economy.
Furthermore, by utilizing eco resorts, we vitalize local communities, develop and support next-generation athletes.
We are also proceeding with a global project of local power generation from renewable energy for local consumption, in which we construct solar power plants in industrial complexes that often suffer power outage in Malaysia and Singapore and supply electric power.

In order to cope with significant changes in the novel coronavirus-ridden age and the post-pandemic era, we create sustainable, new value and solve social issues through our business activities.
This year, too, all of companies of the Blue Group will join hands as “One Team” to make a leap forward. We would appreciate your continued support.

Chairman and CEO
Hideo Harada