Eijin Nimura

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Eijin Nimura, UNESCO Artist for Peace

The Japanese violinist Eijin Nimura was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in October 1998, in recognition for his contribution to the culture of peace through the world of music.

In his capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Eijin Nimura has been engaged in supporting activities in many post-disaster situations. He provided master classes for children who have suffered from the March 2011 earthquake in Fukushima, Japan. In October 2016, Eijin Nimura had a benefit concert with Maestro Cyprien Katsaris, UNESCO Artist for Peace, in Kumamoto.

Eijin Nimura also performed in October 2015 during the 9th edition of UNESCO Youth Forum, which was created in 1999 to ensure a dialogue between young people and Member States. 

In March 2018, he contributed to the success of the “True Colours” Festival Asia Pacific for Artistes with Disabilities. This event, organized by UNESCO and the Nippon Foundation, has become one of the largest gathering of artistes with disabilities in the Asia Pacific Region.

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