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TOA Receives Prestigious 'Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award' for Mécénat Activities.
TOA Corporation has been named as this year's recipient of the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award, a part of the Japan Mécénat Awards 2010, organized by the Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai (KMK: Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan) since 1991.
The award, which is granted by Japan's Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, recognizes companies that contribute to the promotion of culture and the arts (mécénat), the revitalization of local communities, and fostering the next generation. It has been presented annually since its establishment in 2003.
TOA was recognized for "TOA Meet! Music! Concept," which introduces children to music via a wide range of activities including concerts, lectures and workshops.
This award marks the second time TOA has been recognized by KMK for its contributions to culture and the arts. In 1995, TOA received the Mécénat Grand Prize for events intended to promote the enlightenment of sound culture through XEBEC Hall.
At the awards ceremony, which was held on December 3, 2010 in Tokyo, TOA President,C.E.O. Kenji Itani said: "It is an honor to be recognized at the Mécénat Awards once again. We felt a strong desire to give back to the city of Kobe, which has supported us over the years, and particularly to the children, who will carry the future. Under our guiding principle of contributing to human society with sound and communication,' TOA has pursued various activities to teach children about music and sound. Going forward, we will continue working to contribute to local communities and society at large."