Nissan supported the concept of staging concerts as a way of bringing hope and positive energy to the disaster area, and since 2011 Nissan has sponsored the program proposed by the vocal group Circus.
Circus visited the disaster areas of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures with a series of concerts titled, “Corps Delivering Harmony – Circus Friendship Concert.” Circus joined forces with disaster victims who were working on reconstruction and local government officials in song.
Concert venues were selected collaboratively with local government officials who were working with Nissan on disaster relief activities and members of Tasukeai Japan, the Public Interest Incorporated Association. Nissan Car Rental Solutions Co., Ltd. provided vehicles for transportation to and from concert venues.
Circus debuted with “Mr. Summertime” in 1978, followed by “American Feeling” in 1979, a major hit which established Circus as a star vocal group. Arisa Kanno and Yuichi Yoshimura joined the group in March 2013, and helped mark the group’s 35th anniversary year and debut as the newborn Circus. Since then, Circus has performed concerts not just as another vocal group featuring four men and women, but as artists pursuing perfect harmony in all musical genres.