ITOCHU Announces Exhibition at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE "Ryo Honda’s Humorous SDGs Illustration Exhibition: Enjoy Understanding the 17 Goals for Saving the World"

September 23, 2020

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President & COO: hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it will hold "Ryo Honda’s Humorous SDGs Illustration Exhibition: Enjoy Understanding the 17 Goals for Saving the World," sponsored by Japan Association for the World Food Programme (Nishi-ku, Yokohama; Chairperson: Koki Ando; hereinafter “JAWFP”), at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE, the local hub of community contribution, from October 1.

While the deadline to achieve the SDGs*1 is approaching in 10 years, there are many global issues to address and the details of the SDGs are insufficiently understood. In this situation, Ryo Honda, a creator who works as a planner and environmental comic artist, illustrated the 17 SDGs and their issues.
Held in conjunction with World Food Day*2, this exhibition offers an opportunity to deepen understanding of the SDGs, including the issue of hunger, which JAWFP addresses, and consider how to solve them. In addition, we hope that you enjoy the unique expressions, fresh colors and delicate touch of 40 original pictures drawn by Mr. Honda for the exhibition.

In 2005, ITOCHU started donating to JAWFP, which supports the World Food Programme run by the United Nations. As a contributor, it has supported their activities to prevent hunger and poverty around the world, including the School Feeding Programme and Walk the World. ITOCHU will continue to support them to achieve the SDGs.

  • *1Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015
  • *2A day to consider global food issues (October 16 every year) established by the United Nations

"Ryo Honda’s Humorous SDGs Illustration Exhibition"

Date Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Friday, October 16, 2020 Sunday, December 13, 2020
Extension of the session due to popularity
11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Mondays.)
Venue ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE (Admission: Free)
Itochu Garden B1F, 3-1, Kita-aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TEL:+81-3-5772-2913 HP:
Sponsor Japan Association for the World Food Programme
Supporter World Food Programme Japan Relations Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Co-sponsor ITOCHU Corporation
  • *The exhibition will be open with preventive measures against COVID-19. The opening status of the exhibition may change depending on future COVID-19 circumstances. Refer to the latest information on the ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE website or Facebook page.