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.
Profile of the Min-On Concert Association
October 18, 1963
January 9, 1965
Min-On Culture Center
8, Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8588
Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Takamatsu and Fukuoka
Public Interest Activities:
Tokyo International Music Competition, School Concerts, Admission-Free Concerts, International Student Music Festival, Overseas Performances by Japanese Artists, The Min-On Music Museum and Library
Min-On holds approximately 600 profit-based concerts a year in addition to non-profit activities
Supported by more than one-million sustaining members
Kazuto Ito (Executive Representative)
Executive Managing Director:
Hideshiro Akiya, Masahiro Hosoi