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Corporate Information

The Min-On Concert Association was founded in 1963 as a nonprofit, independent, non-denominational organization. Two years later in 1965, it was recognized as a legally incorporated foundation by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Today, Min-On is supported by more than one-million sustaining members throughout Japan.

The Min-On Culture Center, which opened on September 1, 1997, is Min-On’s corporate headquarters. Located a three-minute walk from JR Shinanomachi Station in the heart of Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo’s administrative center and a major business district, the building has seven floors above ground and two basement-level floors, and houses the Min-On Music Museum and Library, rehearsal studios, as well as Min-On’s corporate administrative offices.

Min-On headquarters from the 1960s
Min-On headquarters from the 1970s and 1980s

Profile of the Min-On Concert Association

Regional Offices:

October 18, 1963


Daisaku Ikeda


January 9, 1965

Headquarters Office:
Min-On Culture Center
8, Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8588

Regional Offices:

Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Takamatsu and Fukuoka

Public Interest Activities:

Tokyo International Conducting Competition, School Concerts, Admission-Free Concerts, International Student Music Festival, Overseas Performances by Japanese Artists, The Min-On Music Museum and Library

Annual Undertakings:

Min-On holds approximately 600 profit-based concerts a year in addition to non-profit activities

Sustaining Members:

Supported by more than one-million sustaining members


Koji Yamaguchi (Executive Representative)

Vice President:

Yasuharu Ito

Executive Managing Directors:

Hideshiro Akiya, Masahiro Hosoi

Managing Director:

Kiyoshi Komatsu

Contact Information:

Phone: +81-3-5362-3440

Fax: +81-3-5362-3411

Email: publicrelations@min-on.or.jp

Multilingual Website: http://www.min-on.org

Japanese Website: http://www.min-on.or.jp