This page introduces columns about art and culture from various viewpoints by Arts Council Board members, professionals in the field, etc.


Will you infect your co-performers?

Satoshi Miyagi

The performing arts world, the live entertainment sector and the world of sport have managed to resume operations to a certain extent, even as they face uncertainty as to just how long the coronavirus situation is likely to continue. However, as soon as they have re-opened for business, they have been faced with the next headache: fear of cancellation.


Thoughts from the “Lineage of Eccentrics” exhibition

Iwao Nakatani

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will hold the “Lineage of Eccentrics” exhibition f...


Considering Tokyo 2020 from the Perspective of Two “City of Culture” International Conferences
— The Asia Cities Culture Forum (ACCF) and the World Cities Culture Summit (WCCS)

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

ACCF 2018: Approaches to cultural clustering in major cities The Asia Cities Cul...


The Meaning of “Impact of Investment in the Arts and Culture”

Taneo Kato

It seems we now live in “an age when people make money from the arts and culture...


Human Resource Development in the Arts: Expertise and Complexity

Akira Tatehata

Human resources development in the arts, at least in the old days, primarily mea...


Arts Pro Bono: A New Concept to Meet New Needs (2)
Spreading the Arts Pro Bono Model

Akiyoshi Watae

In my previous column, “The Potential for Arts Pro Bono: Will it Lead to Innovat...


Arts Pro Bono: A New Concept to Meet New Needs
The Potential for Arts Pro Bono: Will it Lead to Innovation in Arts and Culture Organizations?

Akiyoshi Watae

Are you familiar with the term “pro bono”? It comes from the Latin pro bono publ...


The Appeal of Tokyo’s Culture

Takeo Funabiki

The appeal of Tokyo’s culture lies in its breadth, its openness, and its sheer ...


Philanthropic Grants in the Run-up to 2020

Masao Katayama

In my previous column, I questioned whether there was sufficient recognition of ...