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November 20, 2018
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers

“Kokorone Project” Donation to Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture decided

JASRAC has decided that it will make a donation of 15 million JPY to the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, to support funding for the construction of the Ishinomaki Cultural Complex Center, and presented a memorial plate to Ishinomaki Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama in Tokyo.

The “Kokorone Project” is an arrangement whereby JASRAC Members and Trustors (lyricists, composers, music publishers, etc.) may pledge a portion of the copyright royalties distributable to them to the earthquake restoration support fund called "Kokorone Fund" which will be used to support the restoration efforts in the regions affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Ishinomaki Cultural Complex Center which is scheduled to open in March 2021 is aimed to become a base which provides a place for creation in cultural and artistic activities, creates interaction, and strengthens bonds between people and nurtures hope and energy for disaster restoration.

It is our sincere hope that many hearts will be touched and an abundance of hope will be borne in the new cultural center, and that it will be a symbol of the restoration of Ishinomaki City.

JASRAC will continue the support activities toward the restoration of affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake as well as the promotion of music culture in those areas.

Ishinomaki Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama
(right) receiving a memorial plate from
JASRAC Chairman Ide Haku (left)

Comment from Ishinomaki Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama “I would like to express my sincere gratitude for such a big donation. The disaster restoration is making steady progress, but I believe that the recovery of our hearts is the most important thing. I hope this facility will be completed to become a place to nurture citizen’s hopes and dreams.”

–Current Status of “Kokorone Fund”–
Number of participating works: 482
Number of participants: 225
Amount pledged: 43,368,300 JPY (Sum total since the foundation)
We have donated a certain amount to Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture to support the funding for the construction of the Kamaishi Civic Hall (TETTO) in 2015.


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