Commissioner for Cultural Affairs

Portrait of the comissioner

Tokura Shunichi

Commissioner for Cultural Affairs


NAME: Tokura Shunichi ( Mr.)
Date of Birth: June 21, 1948
Place of birth: Tokyo
< Biography >
March 1971 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University
October 1977 Advisor, Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers(JASRAC) (until March 2010)
June 1995 Director, Japan Composers & Arrangers Association (until May 2011)
October 2001 Director, Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers(JASRAC) (until August 2010)
May 2005 Director, Japan Composer's Association
May 2009 Executive Director, Japan Composer's Association (until May 2011)
August 2010 Chairman, Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers(JASRAC) (until March 2016)
February 2011 Board member, Council for Cultural Affairs (until March 2017)
April 2014 Visiting Professor, Showa University of Music (until March 2021)
October 2015 Executive Committee member, The International Council of Music Creators (until March 2021)
April 2016 Executive Advisor, Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) (until March 2021)
November 2016 Chairman, Asia-Pacific Music Creators' Alliance (until March 2021)
< Awards, etc. >
  • Best Composer Award, 14th Japan Record Awards
    Song title: "Dounimo Tomaranai” (1972)
    Lyrics: AKU Yu
    Composer: TOKURA Shunichi
    Singer: YAMAMOTO Linda
  • Public award, 16th Japan Record Awards
    Broadcast music Award, 5th Japan Music Awards
    Public award, 7th Japan Cable Radio Awards
    Song title: "Hitonatsunokeiken" (1974)
    Lyrics: SENGE Kazuya
    Composer: TOKURA Shunichi
    Arranger: MASHINO Koji
    Singer: YAMAGUCHI Momoe
  • Rookie award, 18th Japan Record Awards
    Song title: "Pepperkeibu” (1976)
    Lyrics: AKU Yu
    Composer: TOKURA Shunichi
    Singer: Pink Lady
  • Public award, 19th Japan Record Awards
    Song title: "Wanted-Shimeitehai” (1977)
    Lyrics: AKU Yu
    Composer: TOKURA Shunichi
    Singer: Pink Lady
  • Japan record award, 19th Japan Record Awards
    Song title: "UFO” (1977)
    Lyrics: AKU Yu
    Composer: TOKURA Shunichi
    Singer: Pink Lady
  • Rookie award, 19th Japan Record Awards
    Song title: “Azusanigo” (1977)
    Lyrics: RYU Machiko
    Composer: TOKURA Shunichi
    Singer: Kariudo
  • Japan music awards, 9th Japan Music Awards
    Song title: “Southpaw” (1978)
    Lyrics: AKU Yu
    Composer: TOKURA Shunichi
    Singer: Pink Lady
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