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Arts Management resources for Japan and in Japanese language

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Foundation for the fine arts  Popular
Description: This foundation was founded in response to the Minister of Education's approval in 1981 for the purpose of aiming at and having exchange of a work of art with many foreign countries, and contributing to improvement and development of our country fine-arts culture while promoting exchange of fine-arts culture widely and encouraging the creative activity based on the tradition of Japanese culture. While internationalization centering on economy progresses, promotion of culture in domestic and the exchange with overseas is regarded as the important policy of Japan -- many fields are asked for improvement and development of various culture. This foundation is the intention of doing one's best under the name of “fine-arts culture promotion” it contributing to development and the international exchange of broad fine-arts culture in and outside the country.
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Submitted on: May 29, 2006


  


Geidankyo. Japan Council of Performers' Organizations  Popular
Description: The purposes of this nonprofit public corporation with the Japanese name "Geidankyo" will be to promote performing arts through the mutual cooperation of all associations formed by the artists, producers and technical staff, and by providing them study and training opportunities, and to elevate the status of performers by improving their working conditions, to contribute to the development of culture in this country. They offer some seminars and trainings.
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Submitted on: Feb 14, 2006


  


Internet Museum  Popular
Description: Internet Museum maintains 7000 museum information database, museum event search system, museum related reports and article in Japan.
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Submitted on: Feb 07, 2007


  


Japan Arts Council  Popular
Description: As an Independent Administrative Institution under the Japanese Government, the Japan Arts Council carries out the following projects:
* Promotion of artistic activities in Japan mainly by grants from the Japan Arts Fund.
* Public presentation of traditional and modern performing arts.
* Training artists of traditional and modern performing arts.
* Research, collecting data, and exhibition of traditional and modern performing arts.
* Lending out of the theatres and other facilities to the public.
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Submitted on: Jun 27, 2006


  


Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters  Popular
Description: This association was established for the advancement of classic music and to popularize and enlighten classical music, which will lead to the promotion of allied industries and, consequently contribute to boosting the economy and the quality life of the Japanese people. The association administers businesses connected to classical music. For example, general management, concert hall management, publishing, broadcasting, information gathering and distributing, and many others.

The activities of the business concentrate on the following, there are all in connection with classical music:
1. Cultivate the talented staff and supporters
2. Research and study
3. Popularization and enlightenment
4. Maintenance and administration of intellectual property rights
5. Collection and provision of information
6. Interchange and cooperation between associated organizations, both national and international
7. and any other connected businesses
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Submitted on: Jun 21, 2006


  


Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai (Association for Corporate Support of the Arts)  Popular
Description: On February 14, 1990, Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai (KMK: Association for Corporate Support of the Arts) was founded by private corporations as Japan's first not-for-profit association with aims to promote corporate mecenat (support of the arts and culture).

KMK continues to undertake efforts to promote and heighten awareness of corporate arts support building a cultural infrastructure for the encouragement and development of business and arts partnership. As means to achieve this mission, KMK conducts a variety of programs such as research, seminars and award programs acting as an intermediary. In 1994, KMK was granted the status of "Specific Public Interest Promoting Corporation" by the Agency of Cultural Affairs. Under this status, KMK initiated the Arts Project Assistance Approval Program which provides corporations based in Japan with tax-deductible advantages upon supporting arts projects.
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Submitted on: Feb 14, 2006


  


National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara  Popular
Description: The National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara, is an organization committed to comprehensive research on ancient cultural heritage. The ancient city of Nara is known for its wealth of ancient architecture and historical works of art, and the Institute was established to conduct research on these materials.
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Submitted on: Jun 01, 2006


  


National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo  Popular
Description: The National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo was originally founded in 1930 as the Art Research Institute with an endowment bequested by the late Viscount KURODA Seiki, former president of the Academy of Art.
From April in 2001, it started its new history as a branch of The Independent Administrative Institution with some change of the former organization. Department of the Archives was abolished and the Chief Coordination Manager was newly established. The Former General Affairs was changed into the Management Department.
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Submitted on: Jun 01, 2006


  


Net TAM (TOYOTA Art Management)  Popular
Description: Toyota has begun to form partnerships with specialized organizations in each field and has for culture and the arts primarily self-initiated programs, like Art management personnel training, Nurturing young musicians, Support for young artist activities and other. Net TAM is a comprehensive information Web site for the art management field in Japan. Here you can find books, courses, jobs, links and more - unfortunately only in Japanese.
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Submitted on: Feb 14, 2006


  


NPO-ANJ: Arts Network Japan  Popular
Description: The NPO Arts network Japan (NPO-ANJ) is an organization designed to encourage the progress of the arts and culture and the intercommunication for intercultural understandings. It is organizing various projects concerning the arts and culture, with international perspectives and hosts the Tokyo International Arts Festival (TIF).
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Submitted on: Feb 14, 2006


  


Performing Arts Network Japan  Popular
Description: Performing Arts Network Japan is a Website dedicated to disseminating information about the stimulating and highly diverse Japanese performing arts scene. And, with an eye to the international performing arts scene, each month we will also introduce presenters who are presently active on the international stage. The Japan Foundation has previously published English language introductions to drama and dance artists in Theater Japan (1989 and 1993), and an organized survey of the genres of contemporary theater, contemporary dance, butoh, contemporary music, and popular music, in Performing Arts Now in Japan (1995). We also presented the most up-to-date information on the Japan Performing Arts Net Website during 1997-2003 to provide a view of trends in Japanese performing arts. We sincerely hope that these efforts and this brand new project of Performing Arts Network Japan will contribute to the promotion of international exchange in the performing arts.
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Submitted on: Feb 14, 2006


  


The Japan Foundation  Popular
Description: The Japan Foundation undertakes arts and cultural exchange programs, supports Japanese studies overseas and promotes intellectual exchange between Japan and other countries.
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Submitted on: Feb 14, 2006


  


Tokio Performing Arts Market (TPAM)  Popular
Description: Since its foundation in 1995, TPAM has been functioning as the central performing arts network in the Asia-Pacific Region. Focusing on contemporary performing arts and renewed interpretations of traditional art forms in dance, theater and music, TPAM is intended as a stimulating place for artists and performing arts professionals from Japan and around the globe to assemble to further understand and discuss issues pertaining to the performing arts and to establish and develop lasting networks and partnerships. In order to bring high quality performance works to a diverse range of audiences, TPAM functions as an intermediary between artists and presenters.
TPAM also provides round-table discussions in co-operation with the Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities and the Association of Public Theaters and Halls in Japan.
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Submitted on: Feb 14, 2006