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General Incorporated Association Get in touch General Incorporated Association Get in touch received the “4t h Japan Scholarship SDGs Iwasa Award ~Peace and Human Rights Category~”! Announced in the Asahi Shimbun special issue, Asahi Shimbun web med

General Incorporated Association Get in touch
Get in touch, a general incorporated association, won the 4th Japan Scholarship SDGs Iwasa Award ~Peace and Human Rights Category~! Announced in the Asahi Shimbun special issue, Asahi Shimbun web media “SDGsACTION!”, etc.!
Get in touch, a general incorporated association, has been awarded the 4th Japan Scholarship SDGs Iwasa Award – Peace and Human Rights Category – in recognition of its activities aimed at creating a “mixed society” where no one is excluded!
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The “SDGs Japan Scholarship Iwasa Award” is a recognition project for individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in the 17 areas of the SDGs set forth by the United Nations.
There are several categories such as education, environment, and economy, but Get in touch, a general incorporated association, won the award in the “peace and human rights” category.
As a pro bono organization that aims to realize a “mixed society” where no one is excluded, we are grateful for the recognition of our ongoing efforts to recognize diversity and create a society that “leaves no one behind” as advocated by the SDGs. I am very happy and honored to have been able to do so.
◆4th Japan Scholarship SDGs Iwasa Award Award List Page
[Peace and Human Rights Division] Get in touch, a general incorporated association that connects various differences through music and art Activity name: Visualizing a “mixed society” where no one is excluded through entertainment
Peace and Human Rights Division: Prize money of 2 million yen
https://www.asahi.com/sdgs/article/15186009?fbclid=IwAR1bsjyLNs4Gco6AaFXyZQhieP0a377k3_r2_7bH7lQvpfoYBBGeBNwbjZM ◆What is the Japan Scholarship SDGs Iwasa Award (from the homepage) The Iwasa Educational and Cultural Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation, will support organizations and individuals who have made remarkable achievements in various fields, as well as people who are doing their best for the people around them and society. Established an award. https://sdgs-iwasazaidan.com/ ◆Comment from the winner of Get in Touch General Incorporated Association “4th Japan Scholarship SDGs Iwasa Award ~Peace and Human Rights Category~”
Aiming to create a “mixed society” where no one is excluded, we are a pro bono organization that promotes the comfort of diversity through entertainment such as art, music, video, and theater. The prize money will be used for activities to bring social comedy films produced with minority artists to a wide audience.
*Movie premiere screening and performance event will be held on June 16, 2024! !
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[Movie “After the Festival ~ Mazekoze Troupe Murder Case ~”
Social comedy suspense movie and one night of song and dance] ◆Date and time 2024/6/16 (Sun) Opening time 16:00 Start time 17:00 Ending time 20:00
◆Venue LINE CUBE SHIBUYA (1-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku)
◆Sales ticket site
https://t.livepocket.jp/e/mazekoze
◆Discounts available for persons with disabilities, caregivers accompanying persons with disabilities, and children.
◆Visually/hearing impaired and wheelchair accessible
・Movies…Audio guide and barrier-free subtitles available.
・Performance…Universal audio guide (live stage broadcast) available. Good sign language interpretation available.
・Wheelchair spaces that can accommodate stretchers are available at the front and middle floors of the first floor for easy viewing.    ・Priority seats for the hearing impaired will have a place where the sign language interpreter can be easily seen.
   ◆Shibuya residents benefits available!
   ◆The front seats are returned through crowdfunding.
      Crowdfunding challenge underway!
   https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/731635#menu
◆Representative Chizuru Higashi (actor, general incorporated association representative Get in touch) gives words of acceptance
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/106264/22/resize/d106264-22-967c338069a406c130e9-0.jpg&s3=106264-22-8966f5d6b766b1c0213141b92ec13b3f-1750×1582.jpg] All the members are happy and impressed! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! When I started my social activities as an individual in 1992, there were whispers and articles about my work in magazines such as “It’s just a performance,” “Is it because I’m running for office?” and “I’m trying to increase my popularity.”
I tried to keep my activities as inconspicuous as possible, but in 2011 I made up my mind. I started the Get in touch activity with my fellow activists and incorporated it the following year. My motivation for this project came when I learned about the reality of people (minorities) who are already facing hardships in life being forced into a corner at an evacuation center following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
In order to convey the need for a “mazekoze society” to many people, we have shifted from lectures and symposia activities to entertainment activities, and have placed importance on connecting with other organizations, companies, governments, schools, and ministries. . This activity requires money as a tool and money as energy. Therefore, we have applied for a number of grant support contents. However, many projects were rejected because “Entertainment is not directly supported, so it is difficult to evaluate” and “The impact cannot be quantified.”
Still, let’s convey social issues and the comfort of diversity through art, music, stage, and video! And push on. And this time, I won the Iwasa Prize. This is an award of hope for the future. I’m as happy as a dream.
All of the prize money will be used for the production, distribution, and PR of the social comedy suspense film “Matsuri no Ato Ato no Matsuri ~ Mazekoze Troupe Murder Case ~” which we are currently working on.
From now on, I will tighten my guard again and proceed boldly and carefully! Thank you, continue!
Actor/General Incorporated Association Representative Chizuru Higashi ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー
[About the general incorporated association Get in touch]
The company started its activities in 2011 and became a corporation in 2012. Established by actor Chizurra Higashi. Through entertainment such as art, music, video, and stage play, we are working to create a “mixed society” where no one is excluded. In addition to naming World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd as “WarmBlue Day,” we are developing the “WarmBlue Campaign,” which calls on companies and local governments to “dye Tokyo blue,” as well as holding a stage event called “Moonlit Night” where minority performers gather. There is a lot of content such as “No Karakuri House~Mazekoze Troupe~”, the movie “I Am Over the Rainbow” which collects real voices of LGBTQ people, and “MAZEKOZE Art” which connects the artworks of disabled artists with society. Talks and group sessions with people who are facing difficulties in life such as “It’s hard to live! Everyone gather!” and “Snack ★ Get ~Chiimama Chizuru~” are also available on YouTube.
Official website: https://www.getintouch.or.jp/
General incorporated association Get in touch introduction video: https://youtu.be/Pq0ie09fB84?si=mEOb7OfBN0Pv9-UG
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000022.000106264.html



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