Spring on Sports

Spring is here, and with a new school and financial year in Japan come new ways to bind new co-workers together into a community.  In some places, this happens via sports.  Throughout the year, there are local competitions supported by the local government and other organizations.  The first competition for the new year was Softball and provided many companies the opportunity to build teamwork between old and incoming members.  Both Junior and Elementary school teachers formed teams to compete against teams from the city hall, clubs, and industry.  Since school started just yesterday, and the competition was two days ago, it was a real chance for people to interact in a fun way, and develop close relationships.

How does your community foster teamwork?