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Supporting culture and sports in each region

In addition to national children's shogi tournaments and activities to strengthen the alpine skiing U16 team, group companies and stations in each region support cultural and sports activities unique to their respective regions in cooperation with local governments and organizations.

J:COM Flag After School Softball Tournament (Higashi Kanto Bureau)

The Higashi Kanto Bureau has been co-sponsoring tournaments hosted by the Kashiwa City Youth Baseball Federation since 2021. Eighteen teams of fifth graders and younger participated in this tournament, and J:COM provided championship flags and medals, and the event was covered and broadcast on a community channel.

J:COM Cup Sapporo District Mini Basketball Tournament (Sapporo Bureau)

In addition to holding youth baseball tournaments for over 10 years, the Sapporo Bureau has been participating in tournaments sponsored by the Sapporo District Basketball Association since 2019 and providing championship cups and medals. A total of 128 teams participated in 2023. The tournament will be broadcast on the community channel.

Miura Peninsula Photo Exhibition (Yokosuka Station)

Since 2019, the Yokosuka Bureau has been holding a photo exhibition related to the Miura Peninsula once a year. From 2020 onwards, as a project to support high school students who have had limited opportunities for presentations due to the corona crisis, we are soliciting works from high school photography clubs and using them as a venue for presentations.

Tanashi Shrine Ema Contest (West Tokyo Bureau)

An ema contest is held every year to encourage people to become familiar with local shrines. Designs are solicited from all over the country, and local artists serve as judges to decide on each award, and the work selected for the grand prize will be used as the design for the next year's votive tablet. In 2022, 117 works were received. J:COM presents J:COM Award to elementary school students and younger.

  • *The photo is the 2022 J:COM Award winning work.

High School Light Sound Festival (Osaka Central Station)

Held at Zepp NAMBA since 2017 to support high school club activities in Hyogo, Kyoto, and Wakayama prefectures, mainly in Osaka. In November 2022, it was held with an audience for the first time in three years. The 22 representative schools that made it through the preliminaries had a lively performance, and the state of the day was broadcast on the community channel as a special program.
From 2022, the festival will be broadcast on Amemura Vision during the winter vacation period for high school students.

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