Events, Conferences, Development Education/JVC Benefit Calendar/JVC Benefit Concerts

(Raising Awareness and Expanding Public Support)

Events, Conferences, Development Education

Craft sale and public relations at the JVC booth in Global Festa.

Craft sale and public relations at the JVC booth in Global Festa.

JVC plays an important role in informing the Japanese public of the conditions in the areas we are active, and offers opportunities to think about the world. JVC participated in events related to international cooperation such as “Earth Day” and “Global Festa” for this reason. JVC also organized its own events to exhibit its activities and boost its public relations and supporters. Additionally, JVC extended its reach to the young through orientations for high school and junior high school students as well as lectures for university students. More than 200 people attended the JVC briefing and consultation sessions held three times a month at our office.

JVC Benefit Calendar

2015 Calendar with the photographs of Mr. Uruma Takezawa

2015 Calendar with the photographs of Mr. Uruma Takezawa

JVC has produced a benefit calendar for 29 years, since 1987. The 2015 edition, “Travelers on This Planet,” was accompanied by pictures taken by photographer Uruma Takezawa. About 20,000 copies were sold, many to serve as New Year’s holiday greetings and gifts. JVC’s “Smile Greeting Cards,” which feature drawings by children at our project sites, sold about 1,600 copies. The 2016 edition of the calendar is entitled “Full of Lives.” It is accompanied by the same photographer’s work and a new poem by the poet Shuntaro Tanikawa.

JVC Benefit Concerts

JVC Christmas Concert 2014 with a new executive committee

JVC Christmas Concert 2014 with a new executive committee

The 2014 JVC Benefit Concerts – J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” and “Magnificat” in Osaka and G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” in Tokyo – were performed by the conductor MaNOj Kamps from the Netherlands and four soloists. It was the third consecutive year that Messiah was played and the rich performance by Mr. Kamps was greatly appreciated by the audience and performers alike. It was the first concert for JVC organized by the new Executive Committee members following the retirement of Ms Baskerville, who had served as the director of the Concert Executive Committee for 25 years. The 2015 Concert was performed by the conductor Kathleen Allan from Canada.

(source: “JVC Annual Report – 2014 report”)

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