Online Press Conference by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo : Promoting Tokyo’s Art and Culture to the World on the Occasion of the Olympics and Paralympics
– Overview of Tokyo Tokyo Festival, the cultural program led by the host city
– Pavilion Tokyo 2021, a showcase of the latest Japanese architecture and art
＜Date and Time: 14:00–15:00, Thursday, June 24, 2021>
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will hold an online press conference on Thursday, June 24, 2021, about the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, the cultural program Tokyo is running as the host city of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (This press conference is open to members of the foreign press and foreign embassy officials.)
The Tokyo Tokyo Festival aims to create a sense of cultural festiveness across Tokyo, as the host city of the Olympics and Paralympics. It also provides people with opportunities to encounter art and culture by hosting events throughout Tokyo in a variety of genres including visual arts, music, performing arts, traditional arts, dance, and performances, showcasing Tokyo as a city of art and culture to the world. This project has been launched in October 2016, after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games has ended.
In this press conference, Ms. Yoko Kataoka of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, General Coordination Manager, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs, will provide an overview of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, with multiple iconic projects being held this summer, and the goals of its many events, as well as measures taken due to the pandemic.
One of Tokyo Tokyo Festival Special 13, forming the Tokyo Tokyo Festival’s core, Pavilion Tokyo 2021 begins on July 1, and Ms. Etsuko Watari, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Pavilion Tokyo 2021 and Director of Watarium Art Museum heading this project, will speak about it at this press conference. Pavilion Tokyo 2021 is a project to show the world the beauty of Japanese culture that is not widely known. Six world-renowned Japanese architects and two artists are each designing a one-of-a-kind pavilion to showcase futuristic architectural designs and art, in the area around the new National Stadium.
Please consider taking time out of your busy schedule to join this press conference.
■Date and Time: 14:00–15:00, Thursday, June 24, 2021 (Deadline for application: Noon, June 23)
■Format: Online (Zoom webinar)
*The URL for the webinar will be sent to those who have registered. See “How to Apply” below for details.
- Ms. Yoko Kataoka, General Coordination Manager, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
- Ms. Etsuko Watari, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Pavilion Tokyo 2021
-Overview of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival program and its goals
-Overview of Tokyo Tokyo Festival Special 13 “Pavilion Tokyo 2021”
*In Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)
◎Time will be set aside for a Q&A session as well, so please send questions and topics of interest in advance if possible. You can send them from the application form URL given below.
◎Foreign embassy officials may participate in the press conference, but questions from the foreign press will be given priority in the Q&A session.
[How to Apply]
Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.
<Contact for Questions/Applications Administration>
Ms. Yoshida/Ms. Onishi, Media Relations Division, Foreign Press Center Japan
(*Applications by email will not be accepted.)