At the beginning of the general meeting, the president of the association Dr. Niibori have a speech and clarified the purposes of the association and the goodwill concerts. He said as follows:
"For 35 hundred millions of the man's history, wars have been happening somewhere in the world. And good people barely won and are keeping world peace. It's impossible to repress people by force. It's very sad that people hurt one another.
Now, information, people and materials are coming and going through borders. We have to think of peace on the earth scale. Force never unites people. Only the popular culture enables us to believe that all the humans are family. Music takes the walls of the races and languages away. Through music, people can understand one another deeply and have a heart loves peace..
30 years ago, the association was established to foster leaders who promote the policy 'unite people through music'. Therefore, we feel very happy to have the goodwill concerts this time. Let's play the music we love, and promote 'the worldwide family'.."
Following a topic of the international goodwill concerts, he talked about some themes the association would pick up toward the 21st century. For example, having international symposiums and international guitar classes, making a VTR lesson series, establishing grand guitar orchestras consist of over 100 members in various places, forming a guitar orchestra in Hawaii, fostering the successors, study of the guitarists' health and relation between music and health and so on.
Before long, information about these topics will be provided through internet. 'Relation between music and health' will be taken up in this magazine this year. If you have any data or information about them, please furnish them to us.
The association is waiting for your participating in the events like international symposiums and various classes. It is open to everyone in the world. Anyone who agrees its policy is recommended to be a member.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.
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