Shiseido held the Shiseido Charity Concert “MUSIC for PEACE” on Tuesday, June 7, as part of its support for the evacuated Ukrainian citizens who had entered Japan. A large number of people turned out for the concert and the total proceeds, excluding operating expenses, amounted to 30 million yen, which included ticket sales, donations at the venue, sponsorship from companies*1
expressing their support for this project, and 10 million yen from Shiseido.
We considered various ways to utilize the proceeds for supporting the Ukrainian people entering Japan, especially students who will create the future of Ukraine. As a result, we decided to donate to Pathways Japan*2
(“PJ”), a general incorporated foundation that accepts Ukrainian students and runs various programs offering opportunities to study at universities and Japanese language schools in Japan, as we thought that their activities best fit the purpose of this project. Through PJ, we will provide partial support for the Ukrainian students who have entered Japan to study at universities and Japanese language schools, including covering airfares, travel expenses and living expenses in Japan, as well as educational support and a safe environment for them to continue their studies.
In addition, we will make ongoing efforts to offer the students welcome packages (sets of skincare and other products) through PJ. Going forward, we will continue to support the Ukrainian citizens entering Japan in various ways. *1 Suntory Holdings Limited , Seiko Holdings Corporation , Daiwa Securities Group Inc . and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd . as co-sponsors, and Dentsu Inc . for cooperation. *2 An organization that aims to pave the way for refugees through education, and accepts refugees into Japan. https://pathways-j.org/home-en