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UPS Delivers for Art Exhibition by Japanese Artists with Disabilities in Luxembourg
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 UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced that it provided logistics support for Able Art Japan, an authorised non-profit organisation (NPO) that supports artistic and cultural activities for challenged individuals. UPS assisted Able Art Japan showcase artwork by two Japanese artists at an exhibition in Luxembourg. A total of 20 artworks were transported - 10 coloured paintings by Takayuki Fujihashi, and 10 block print paintings by Sachiyo Hoshino - to a gallery in Luxembourg managed by COOPERATIONS, a non-profit organisation that supports people with disabilities in an effort to encourage their social integration and independence.

Able Art Japan was first established as The Japan Handicapped Art and Culture Association in 1994 by a group of supporters who were engaged in promoting art and cultural activities for individuals with disabilities. Since then, the organisation's scope of activities has grown to include operating A/A Gallery, Japan's first art gallery solely dedicated to featuring works by artists with disabilities, as well as runningAble Art Studio which organises workshops with themes such as art, society and welfare. The NPO also sponsors the annual Able Art Award, which aims to discover new artists and support them by offering opportunities to exhibit their works. As past winners of this award, both Mr. Fujihashi (2003) and Ms. Hoshino (2011) have held solo exhibitions at A/A Gallery.

Yumiko Shibasaki, secretary general of Able Art Japan, said, "For the first time, the works of these 2 featured artists will be displayed overseas. This international platform not only showcases their work, but also inspires other artists with disabilities. We believe the growth of these artists will have a positive effect on society through corporate social responsibility and creating shared value. We sincerely appreciate UPS's support of the event." To ensure fast and reliable international transportation, a variety of UPS technologies and solutions will be employed for the delivery process. to name a few examples, UPS Internet Shipping creates shipping documents and arranges a pick-up in simple and easy steps online; Quantum View Notify® automatically sends email notifications about the shipment status to the people concerned; and UPS Returns® simplifies the return shipment process.

Masato Umeno, President of UPS Japan, said, "At UPS, we have long believed that we grow not only by investing in our business but also in our people and community. We are honored to help expand the possibilities for artists through our global network and logistics solutions."

About Able Art Japan
Proposing Able Art Movement since 1995, Able Art Japan promotes activities to rediscover possibilities in art and people. Its goal is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to express themselves through expressive activities, improve the social image of the challenged, and create a genuinely rich society and culture by helping people of all ages rediscover the joy and freedom of expression.

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