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MHI Group Employees Serve as Volunteers at Shiki Theatre Company's 2017 "Theater of the Heart" Performances in Kawasaki

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Since fiscal 2013, in line with its CSR Action Guidelines and its commitments to "create a more harmonious society" and "inspire the future," the MHI Group has supported the Shiki Theatre Company's "Kokoro no Gekijo" (Theater of the Heart) musical productions aimed at cultivating a richness of spirit among children of the next generation across Japan. Group employees, as well as their family members, regularly assist as volunteers at the troupe's performances near their workplaces.

From November 7 through November 9, the Shiki Theatre Company gave a total of six performances of "Gamba's Great Adventure" at the Kawasaki Civic Auditorium of Culture and Education in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa. The shows were enjoyed by some 11,300 sixth graders from 128 elementary schools located in Yokohama. (The regular Yokohama venue, Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, was unavailable due to renovations currently underway.) Three MHI Group employees assisted as volunteers on November 7, helping to usher the young guests to their seats.

In "Gamba's Great Adventure," the main character, a mouse named Gamba, and his companions face a variety of difficulties. Through this story, the children in the audience learn the importance of courage and kindness in life. It is hoped that seeing the musical will help to cultivate a richness of spirit in them.

Going forward, through various opportunities the MHI Group will continue to actively support the development of the children of the next generation.

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An employee volunteer guides the children into the auditorium.
An employee volunteer guides the children into the auditorium.
The children quietly follow the volunteer's instructions.
The children quietly follow the volunteer's instructions.