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Date : January 15, 2020

Japan Cultural Expo – Nihonhaku (Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Nakaoka & President of Japan Arts Council Kawamura)                         

post date : 2020.01.17

Under the overarching theme “Humanity and Nature in Japan,” the Japan Cultural Expo is a nationwide festival of Japanese arts and culture. Timed to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo  Olympic and Paralympic Games, events held all over the country will display the arts of Japan for the appreciation and enjoyment of not only Japanese audiences but also visitors from overseas. The Expo presents a broad range of cultural programs including exhibitions, performing arts productions, and arts festivals nationwide throughout the year, in all four seasons.

The FPCJ invited Mr. Tsukasa Nakaoka, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, and Ms. Junko Kawamura, President of the Japan Arts Council, to talk about this initiative and its program lineup for 2020, including the grand opening ceremony in March.

<Major Programs for 2020>

- Grand opening ceremony: One-night-only performance featuring traditional Japanese performing arts such as kabuki, noh, and bunraku as well as contemporary stage productions, with over 80 top performers from different genres. (March 14, 2020 at the Tokyo National Museum)

- Exhibitions focusing on daily life in Japan: Washoku (Japanese cuisine), kimono, buildings and architecture, fashion, manga and much more.

The briefing had a total of 15 participants including journalists from China, South Korea, Russia, and Greece.

Distributed Material:

Presentation MaterialNihonhaku program lineup for 2020 (Japanese only)

Press release (Japanese only)Nihonhaku program for 2019(Japanese only)Japan Cultural Expo Factsheet



Date: January 15 (Wed), 2019, 15:30-17:00

Theme:  Japan Cultural Expo – Nihonhaku 

Briefer: Mr. Tsukasa Nakaoka, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Affairs               

      Ms. Junko Kawamura, President, Japan Arts Council                            

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)




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