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Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers

The “Kokorone” Project Donation of 5 Million JPY to Rikuzentakata City

On July 11, JASRAC made a donation of 5 million JPY to Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, to support funding for the construction of the civic cultural center. On the same day, JASRAC President Michio Asaishi visited the Rikuzentakata City Hall and presented a memorial plate to Rikuzentakata Mayor Futoshi Toba.

The “Kokorone” Project is an arrangement whereby JASRAC Members and Trustors 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.

The Civic Cultural Center, scheduled to open in spring of 2020, will be constructed as a complex center having both functions of a Civic Hall damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and a central community center. It is expected to be a base of various cultural and artistic activities and lifelong learning for citizens.


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