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Support for Sports and Cultural Activities

Last Updated: 2021.08.26
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Fast Retailing believes that contributing to the development of sports and culture is a key social mission. We support the healthy physical and emotional growth of youth and people with disabilities through sports. We also work with art museums to encourage more frequent patronage by the local community.

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics is an international organization that offers intellectually people with disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate the fruits of their sports training through competition. In 2002, UNIQLO began working as an official partner of Special Olympics Nippon. UNIQLO also provides support for sports events in Korea, Singapore, and other locations. The company has provided uniforms to volunteer staff, managed athletic events, and made other contributions to the Special Olympics.

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Special Olympics

Athletes Participating in the Special Olympics

Special Olympics

UNIQLO Employees Participating With Athletes

JFA UNIQLO Soccer Kids

Since 2003, UNIQLO has been a sponsor of the JFA Kids' Programme, operated by the Japan Football Association. One project under the program is the JFA UNIQLO Soccer Kids event, a mini soccer festival for preschoolers aged six and younger. Participating children receive original uniforms provided by UNIQLO free of charge and play enthusiastically on official soccer pitches. "It felt like being a pro soccer player!" Every year, children come away from the festival with happy memories. UNIQLO will continue to provide children with opportunities to learn self-reliance and teamwork through fun sports activities.

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Children Participating in the Mini Soccer Festival

Original Uniforms Provided by UNIQLO Free of Charge

Support for the Arts and Culture

Partnership Between UNIQLO and the Museum of Modern Art (United States)

In 2013, UNIQLO launched UNIQLO Free Friday Nights, a joint program between UNIQLO and the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Thanks to this program, visitors can enter MoMA free of charge every Friday between 4pm and 8pm. This program is used by both citizens living in New York and people visiting from around the world, who enjoy the modern art collections and moving images curated by MoMA. Over three million people have enjoyed the UNIQLO Free Friday Night program to date.

Partnership with Tate Modern (United Kingdom)

In 2016, UNIQLO formed a partnership with Tate Modern, a world-famous museum of modern art located in London. Since then, over 550,000 people have visited the museum's UNIQLO TATE LATES event series that offers free admission to the latest art exhibitions and interactive workshops. Visitors also got to enjoy a late-night viewing of the Tate Modern collection while listening to thought-provoking music from the NTS online radio station.

Then, in 2021, we launched new UNIQLO Tate Play family-based art program workshops that combine the elements of art and play. The workshops provide a venue for children and adults of all ages to experience, learn and growth through art.

Partnership with the Musée du Louvre (France)

UNIQLO formed a partnership with the Musée du Louvre in Paris. in 2021. The aim of the partnership is to convey the wonders of historical art to people around the world. Through the partnership, UNIQLO provides a variety of opportunities for people to experience art, such as a free admission program and the launch of a range of collaborative products featuring prominent pieces in the Louvre collection.

UNIQLO sponsors a Free Saturday Night free admission program along with a Mini Discovery Tour educational program, targeted primarily at families. The educational program consists of a 20-minute mini tour that is conducted at various spots around the museum on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. During the tour, museum staff introduce new perspectives to children and other visitors who are not familiar with art. Both UNIQLO sponsored events provide special opportunities for people to feel close to art.

As part of the partnership, in spring 2021, UNIQLO's graphic-art T-shirt brand, UT, launched the first Louvre Collection collaborative product.


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