*1: As part of its CSR activities, under the theme "For the Next Generation", the Sony Group is aiming to collaborate closely with external organizations to leverage Sony's strengths in meeting the needs of today's society, while aiming to contribute to social sustainability and the development of the next generation. In recent years, Sony has also supported various activities in Africa with the aim of contributing to the MDGs.
*2: Sony is an official FIFA Partner from 2007 to 2014. (www.sony.net/united/football/ *this link is no longer active and a revised page does not exist.)
JICA and Sony conducted a similar joint project in Ghana in July 2009, and it was a great success. Some 9,000 people gathered in seven cities to watch Sony's high-definition broadcasts of football matches, about three times the typical attendance. About 1,100 young people and adults visited the HIV and AIDS testing sites and took the HIV test - again about three times as many people as usual.
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