Narita International Airport has hailed a three-day Eco Music Festival held in October in which 80 musicians took part as the biggest music event held ever held at the gateway.
Organised to coincide with the meeting of world leaders in Nagoya for the COP 10 conference, the festival featured live performances by both professional musicians and airport staff, all with the theme of highlighting the airport’s ongoing environmental programme.
Environment-related radio programmes were produced in collaboration with a local radio station, including live reports following tree planting around the airport.
The event was part of the now annual Oasis Project, initiated voluntarily by younger members of the Narita Airport Authority (NAA) staff in 2008 with the aim of improving customer’s airport experience, previous events have included a 'Nippon Week' in which samurai armour and Japanese tea featured and a sun rise flight over Mount Fuji on New Years Day courtesy of Japan Airlines.
By Oliver Clark