JGSDF Eastern Army Band was founded in 1960. We are stationed at Camp Asaka in Tokyo.Our mission is to play music to bolster morale, support ceremonial events and community outreachwithin Eastern Army's Area of Responsibility which includes Tokyo and surrounding 10 Prefectures.Eastern Army Band has participated in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, and other national events such as the Ceremonies of Imperial Funeral for Emperor Showa and Accession to the Throne for the current Emperor Emeritus.Annually we hold more than 100 concerts to bond JGSDF and our people even stronger. These include concerts to comfort affected people by massive disasters such as Chuetsu Earthquake(2004) and Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake(2007) in Niigata Prefecture and the Great East Japan Earthquake(2011).