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TURN Meeting No.7

  • Art Project ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

Thinking about a diverse society

In TURN meetings, we think about and discuss possibilities for the TURN art project. For this 7th meeting, we invite guests working in different fields to discuss the personal individuality and diverse society that emerge from different daily lives and value sets. Participants can also look forward to a clarinet performance during the interval.

Meeting schedule

14:00 Doors open, admission
14:30 Opening remarks
14:40–15:00 TURN project introduction
15:00–16:50 Tripartite discussion
Robert Campbell (Scholar of Japanese literature, Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL))
Eri Makihara (President of Rou no tori Productions, film director)
Katsuhiko Hibino (TURN Supervisor, artist, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Professor, Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Moderator: Task Watanabe (Editor, writer, host of J-WAVE “Radio DONUTS” )
16:50–17:00 Closing remarks

*Performances by clarinetist Asuka Shimada are planned for the interval.

Speaker profiles


Robert Campbell
Born in New York City, his research centers on the sinological literature, art, media and intellectual discourses of late Edo and early Meiji period Japan. Besides editing and contributing to numerous volumes on Japanese literature, art and drama, he is active in the Japanese media as television host, news commentator, newspaper columnist, book reviewer and radio personality.

Eri Makihara
President of Rou no tori Productions, deaf film director
Directed documentary “LISTEN” (2016), a collaboration with choreographer Dakei on the theme of the musicality of deaf people. The film was a Jury Recommended Work in the Art category at the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and was nominated for Best Documentary Film at the 71st Mainichi Film Awards. In 2017 Makihara started the Tokyo Deaf Film Festival in 2017 to foster talent and communities for the deaf and hard of hearing. This year she will handle the distribution and promotion of the theatrical release “Come to me with deaf eyes.”


Task Watanabe
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1959, president of editorial/production company Do The Monkey. After a stint editing for the magazine “Takarajima” in the 1980s he went solo and has worked as a freelance editor and writer ever since. He has also appeared in TV shows like Tamori Club, and hosts the Saturday morning FM J-WAVE show “Radio DONUTS.” The work of this self-styled “merry editor about town” covers a wide range of subjects focusing on general music and culture but also extending to rakugo, food and alcohol.


Asuka Shimada
Born in Okayama Prefecture, graduated from the Faculty of Music at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Came first in the wind instrument category of the Chugoku Youth music competition. Shimada has performed solo at “Morning Concert” together with Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia. She has studied clarinet under Shuji Ashida, Kiyosumi Ogura, Kazuo Fujii, Yuji Murai, Shuhei Isobe, Masaharu Yamamoto and Masashi Togame, and chamber music under Kozo Moriyama and Yoshiaki Obata. Participated in TURN Fes 4 in 2018.

*Guests and program contents are subject to change.


*Sign language and speech-to-text support available.


*Advance reservation is required. First-come-first-served basis.
*This event will be conducted in Japanese.

How to apply

Send an e-mail or fax with the subject line “TURN Meeting No. 7” to the e-mail address below, including 1. Your name, 2. Your telephone number and 3. The number of participants.

・FAX:03‒4243‒2141 (10:00 – 17:15 excluding weekends and public holidays)

Application deadline
Monday, January 28, 2019

*Your personal information will be handled as confidential and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.
*Application is on a first-come-first-served basis and will close when capacity is reached.
*We will send participants a confirmation e-mail or fax within three working days of receipt of application from Monday, January 7, 2019 onwards.


Project Coordination Division
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
TEL: 03-6256-8435(10:00-18:00 Excluding weekends and holidays)


Auditorium, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Uenokoen 8-36, Taito-ku, Tokyo)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Nonprofit organization Art's Embrace, Tokyo University of the Arts