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Min-On Music Journey No. 88: Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Welcome to Min-On’s Music Journey! Today, the Min-On Concert Association and the Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in Japan welcome you to Laos, a landlocked country located in the center of the Indochina Peninsula.

Concert of traditional Korean, Japanese instruments held in Seoul, Namwon, Busan

From March 18 to March 27, a group of Japanese musicians of traditional instruments, under the auspices of the Min-On Concert Association, performed at three cities in the Republic of Korea in partnership with the National Gugak Center, the prestigious Seoul-based institution dedicated to the learning of Korean traditional music, and Korean artists.

Min-On hosts special event honoring Japan-Iran diplomatic relations

On March 12, the Min-On Concert Association organized a special concert event entitled “A Melodic Inquiry into the Traditional Instrument Tar,” honoring the 95th anniversary of diplomatic relations that were formally established between Iran and Japan.

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In his visit to Min-On on Apr. 17, Venezuelan Ambassador Seiko Luis Ishikawa Kobayashi said El Sistema founder José Antonio Abreu and Min-On founder Daisaku Ikeda shared similar insights on the value of culture and religion in meeting the spiritual challenges that humanity confronts today. 

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In his visit to Min-On on Apr. 17, Venezuelan Ambassador Seiko Luis Ishikawa Kobayashi said El Sistema founder José Antonio Abreu and Min-On founder Daisaku Ikeda shared similar insights on the value of culture and religion in meeting the spiritual challenges that humanity confronts today.

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