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Support for Sports and Cultural Activities

Last Updated: 2018.12.19
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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

Museum of Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Spain)

In 2018, UNIQLO signed a one-year partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), which exhibits Spanish art produced in the second half of the 20th century. Under this agreement UNIQLO sponsors MACBA Saturdays, providing free admission to the museum between 4 PM and 8 PM every Saturday. This initiative has encouraged more people to visit the museum, appreciate the arts, and enjoy workshops.

Spanish Dancers Perform a Piece Inspired by Art

MACBA and UNIQLO Joint Press Conference

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 4 PM and 8 PM. 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. On February 2, 2018, the UNIQLO Free Friday Night program surpassed a cumulative 2 million visitors.

Partnership With Tate Modern (United Kingdom)

In 2016, UNIQLO formed a partnership with Tate Modern, the national Museum of modern Art located in London. Through this partnership, UNIQLO sponsors UNIQLO TATE LATES on the first Friday of every month, welcoming visitors to enjoy art, music, and community. Visitors are treated to thought-provoking music from collaborative partner NTS Radio as they appreciate the outstanding Tate Modern collection.


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