The 1st September saw over 4,000 incredible RockCorps Japan volunteers come together to celebrate a summer of hard work!
Volunteers took part in over 100 projects around Tokyo and the Kanto region – plus continuing the restoration work in the Tohoku region. Non-profit partners included the Shibuya Flower Project, Greenpeace Japan, Forest Lifestyle Research Institute and Tokyo Bay Beach Club to name a few.
Our artists didn’t sit around either and got stuck in volunteering at a number of projects.
Excitement built early at Makuhari Messe on the morning of the concert as the entrance hall was filled with volunteers discovering the memorabilia and photos of 5 years of RockCorps volunteers in Japan.
Miliyah was first up on stage and opened the concert with a bang.
Next up was Blue Encount, followed by a very colourful set by Dempagumi.inc.
Keytalk followed with a high energy rock set and got the crowd jumping.
Our lovely hosts Takamina and Kelly Ryusuke thanked the volunteers, including a special award to one of RockCorps Japan’s most dedicated volunteers. We also received a very special message from the Governor of Fukushima to thank the volunteers for all of their hard work.
Finally, the very talented Ellie Goulding took to the stage and delivered a perfect, memorable set – topping off a fantastic summer!
You can catch the show on Abema TV on September 29th!