ITOCHU to Run Booth at Third Jazz Concert for Children

November 5, 2012

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it will sponsor the “Kodomo no tame no jazz concert” jazz concert for children hosted by the non-profit organization KidsFun (located in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Seiichiro Yonekura, Chairman; hereinafter “KidsFun”) on November 10, 2012 at Roppongi Hills, and will exhibit a booth with the MOTTAINAI Campaign (office located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Tatsuo Nanai, Representative; hereinafter “MOTTAINAI”), a worldwide environmental initiative in which ITOCHU participates.

The concert, which KidsFun hosts with the aim of “developing children’s creativity and sensitivity through authentic experiences with culture, arts and sports” aims to direct the excitement children gain from hearing real jazz performed by top musicians and the liberating sensitivity and creativity the experience develops toward vitalizing the future of Japan. This will mark the third year the concert is being held. ITOCHU, as part of its corporate philosophy of being “Committed to the Global Good,” upholds “Growth of the next generations” as one of its Basic Activity Guidelines on Social Contribution and decided to support the concept of this concert. Collaborating with MOTTAINAI, ITOCHU will exhibit at a booth where children will create their own furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) using recycled materials. All proceeds from participation fees will be donated to the Green Belt Movement, a tree-planting campaign in Kenya, founded by Wangari Maathai (1940-2011).

The day is also scheduled to feature a charity event to support the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, inviting elementary children from affected areas to collaborate in a jazz performance with Mitsuaki Furuno Full Notes with Naoko Terai. Come visit this wonderful event that both adults and children can enjoy.

Event outline

Date & time

 Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

(Concert: 2:00-3:30 p.m.)

Place Roppongi Hills Arena ([Open in a new window])
For Children in grades 1-9

Mitsuaki Furuno Full Notes, Naoko Terai (Emcee: Misako Konno)

Special cooperation Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Minato City, Minato City Board of Education

Shinagawa City Board of Education, Shibuya City Board of Education

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Booth outline

Activity Make your own furoshiki
Hours open

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(starts every 30 mins.)

Capacity 5 children/session
Duration About 30 mins./session
Participation fee

200 yen/child

*Will be donated to the Green Belt Movement