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Since 2003, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has been appointing people committed to cultural activities such as artists, cultural specialists and so on, as “Japan Cultural Envoys”. This undertaking aims to deepen the international community's understanding of Japanese culture and to build and strengthen networks between Japanese and foreign artists and experts. By 2019, a total of 143 individuals and 26 organizations specializing in various fields such as traditional music, performing arts, culture and lifestyle, and pop culture have been sent abroad to 88 countries.

REPORT

Here are reports of the activities of previous Japan Cultural Envoys.

Present and Future Development of Shakuhachi in the World

2019 Japan Cultural Envoy (long-term dispatch type)
KURODA Reison
Shakuhachi Player
As a Japan Cultural Envoy dispatched by the Age […]

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Joyful Gatherings to Know, See, Touch and Taste Japanese Confectioneries

2019 Japan Cultural Envoy (long-term dispatch type)
SHIMIZU Toshinaka
Ryouguchiya Kasyo, Director of Executive Adviser
As a Japan Cultural Envoy, I organized a total […]

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A Japanese Chef in Kyoto Seeks to Convey the Spirit of Japan to the World

2019 Japan Cultural Envoy (long-term dispatch type)
TAMURA Keigo
Kyoto Cuisine Manshige, Junior Owner and The Zenkoku Mebaekai Rengokai (Junior Traditional Japanese Cuisine Restaurant Association) Supervising Inspector
Cooking is one of the most familiar things to a […]

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Fascination of Kabuki

2019 Japan Cultural Envoy (long-term dispatch type)
NAKAMURA Kyozo
Kabuki Actor
Kabuki, serving for the first time as a Japan C […]

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Evolving Culture of Origami

2019 Japan Cultural Envoy (long-term dispatch type)
MITANI Jun
Professor of University of Tsukuba
I was involved in the cultural exchange activit […]

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Culture Raised by Nature — Japanese Bonsai (Tray Planting)

2019 Japan Cultural Envoy (long-term dispatch type)
MORI Takahiro
Bonsai Master
I am the third Japan Cultural Envoy for bonsai. […]

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