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


Since fiscal 2013, in line with its CSR Action Guidelines and its commitments to "create a more harmonious society" and "inspire the future," 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.

In January, the Shiki Theatre Company gave performances of "The King has Donkey Ears" in the cities of Kusatsu (Shiga) and Akashi (Hyogo) and performances of "Majorin Who Threw Away Magic" in Nagasaki. The shows were enjoyed by a total of approximately 6,400 sixth graders from 51 elementary schools. Nine MHI Group employees assisted as volunteers, helping to guide and usher the young guests to their seats.

Both musicals performed by the Shiki Theatre Company incorporate themes of great importance, especially the importance of kindness, friendship and courage in everyday life. It is hoped that from these shows young children will cultivate their richness of spirit.

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

"Theater of the Heart" related news:

The King has Donkey Ears (photo by Masanobu Yamanoue)
"The King has Donkey Ears" (photo by Masanobu Yamanoue)
Majorin Who Threw Away Magic (photo by Takeshi Arai)
"Majorin Who Threw Away Magic" (photo by Takeshi Arai)
Guiding at Crea Hall in Kusatsu (January 9)
Guiding at Crea Hall in Kusatsu (January 9)
Assisting at Nagasaki Brick Hall (January 22)
Assisting at Nagasaki Brick Hall (January 22)
Helping at Awards Hall, Akashi Civic Hall (January 22)
Helping at Awards Hall, Akashi Civic Hall (January 22)

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