Aisin and the Grand Bargain

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DIA Japan Gallery opening event

In recognition of the importance and appreciation of art and culture in our society, Aisin Group companies have a long and proud history of supporting organizations that bring such value and pleasure to the people of our communities.

When the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) faced a crisis due to the city’s bankruptcy proceedings, the Japanese Business Society of Detroit joined with the Michigan State Legislature, and the business community to save the world famous art collections owned by the DIA. Aisin Group enthusiastically supported the effort, known as “The Grand Bargain,” and has contributed nearly $500,000 to keep these treasures where they belong. But the Japanese business community took a step further by creating a permanent area at the DIA recognizing the extreme value that Japanese people place on artwork. Today, the DIA’s “Japan Gallery,” a permanent collection, which opened in November, 2017, attracts many visitors, who appreciate both traditional masterpieces and contemporary objects. During Japan Cultural Days, guests enjoyed interactive art such as pottery creation, washi paper making, doll making, tie dye experiences, and Japanese stage arts, martial arts and dance.

Aisin Group is proud of its affiliation and friendship with the DIA and many sponsors who have supported the Grand Bargain and the Japan Gallery, including Toyota, JBSD Foundation, Denso, Toyota Gosei, Toyota Tsusho, Toyota Boshoku, Delta Airlines, Nissan, Mitsubishi Electric, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

United. Together. For A Better Tomorrow.