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Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Forum: Tokyo Believes in the Power of Art

Tokyo Believes in the Power of Art

Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will hold a forum “Tokyo Believes in the Power of Art,
”in association with the Tokyo Tokyo Festival* series of cultural events and programs for 2020.The forum opens at Akihabara UDX GALLERY from 17:00 on Wednesday, March 20.

The forum is designed to make more people aware of the aims, future developments and overall picture of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL, as the attention of the world focuses on Tokyo ahead of 2020.

In the first part of the forum, we expound the sentiment behind the tagline “the Future is Art,”and the intentions of our opening statement“Tokyo Believes in the Power of Art,” through discussion with four expert members from Tokyo Council for the Arts’ cultural program promotion committee who were involved in the creative process. Since these four members are also on the selection committee for the Public Call for Project Proposals for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL (the signature program of Tokyo Tokyo Festival), they will also talk about their expectations regarding selection criteria and implementation from their perspective as committee members. In addition, we will present development plans for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL going forward, and an overall picture of the project.

In the second part, we plan for participants to become more familiar with Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL through project introductions by the producers of forthcoming initiatives.

*Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative for the development of diverse cultural projects in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in order to promote Tokyo as a city of artistic and cultural attractions.


Part 1 “Introduction to the aims and overall picture of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL”


Aki Taguchi (Social Contribution Promotion team, Corporate Communications Group,NYK Line / Director, Paralympians Association of Japan (“PAJ”)

Miho Nakai (announcer)

Hiroyuki Fushitani (President, Time Out Tokyo, Inc. / Director, ORIGINAL Inc.)

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (Director, NLI Institute)

Part 2 “Introduction to forthcoming project initiatives”

Hiroko Kato (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture))
Keiko Hioki (NPO Ikimachi Club)
Hiroyuki Yamanoi (Hachioji City)


*English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available.


*Advance reservation required.

How to reserve

Please reserve using this form.

Reservation deadline
Monday, March 18 2019, 12:00
*Reservations will close when enrollment limit is reached.

Notes on application

  • Please note application is limited to one person.
  • Applicants are responsible for charges when accessing the application website.
  • Selected applicants may not transfer their place to a third party.
  • Places may be withdrawn in the case of misconduct during application.
  • Please note that this event will involve press coverage / photography / filming for the organizer’s PR records and by the media.
  • Event performances may be halted or interrupted /contents may be changed due to unavoidable reasons such as bad weather and natural disasters, in which case we will not reimburse travel or other expenses.
  • Contents are subject to change without notice.


Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Forum administration office


Akihabara UDX GALLERY TYPE S (4-14-1 Sotokanda 4F, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)