Policy of Cultural Affairs in Japan

Fiscal 2018


I Foundations for Cultural Administration

    1. The Organization of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
    2. The Basic Act on Culture and the Arts, and the Basic Policy
    3. Council for Cultural Affairs
    4. Overview of the FY2018 Budget for the Agency for Cultural Affairs
    5. Commending Artistic and Related Personnel Achievement
    6. Cultural Publicity
    7. Private-Sector Support for the Arts and Culture
    8. Cultural Programs for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
    9. Initiatives Grounded in the Changing Conditions for Culture and the Arts

II Promoting Activities of Performing Arts

    1. Effective Support for the Creative Activities of Performing Arts
    2. Japan Arts Fund
    3. Nurturing Upcoming Artists with Potentially Global Appeal
    4. Organizing the National Arts Festival

III Promoting the Media Arts and Films

    1. Promoting the Media Arts
    2. Promoting Film Arts

IV Promotion of Activities Enabling Children to Experience Arts and Culture

V Promoting cultural and artistic activities for people with disabilities

VI Promoting Cultural Activities in Local Areas

    1. Strategic Plan for Integrated Use of Cultural Properties
    2. Projects for establishing centers to disseminate culture and the arts internationally
    3. Projects for establishing culture and arts creative centers
    4. Encouraging Local Residents to Participate in Artistic and Cultural Activities
    5. Training Human Resources to Support Artistic and Cultural Activities
    6. Projects to Revitalize Theaters and Concert Halls etc.
    7. Development of a Cultural and Artistic Creative City
    8. Power of Culture Projects

VII Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties

    1. Legal Revisions with Regard to the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties as well as the Organization and Management of Regional Educational Administration
    2. Tangible Cultural Properties
    3. Intangible Cultural Properties
    4. Folk Cultural Properties
    5. Monuments
    6. Cultural Landscapes
    7. Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings
    8. Conservation Techniques for Cultural Properties
    9. Buried Cultural Properties
    10. Promotion of Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties
    11. World Heritage
    12. Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    13. Cultural Heritage Online

VIII Responding to Copyright Policies for a New Era

IX Japanese Language Policy and Japanese Language Education Policy

    1. Enhancing Policy Related to the Japanese Language
    2. Promoting Japanese Language Education for Foreigners

X Promotion of International Cultural Exchange and Cooperation

    1. Outline of International Cultural Exchange and Cooperation
    2. Comprehensive Promotion of International Cultural Exchange
    3. Promoting International Exchange and Cooperation for the Arts and Culture
    4. Promoting International Exchange and Cooperation Concerning Cultural Properties

XI Promotion of the Ainu Culture

XII Religious Juridical Persons and Administration of Religious Affairs

XIII Promoting Museums

    1. Support for Art Museums and History Museums
    2. Indemnity System for Works of Art etc.
    3. The System of Art Objects Enrollment
    4. National Archives of Modern Architecture

XIV National Cultural Facilities

XIV Agency for Cultural Affairs’ Actions After the Great East Japan Earthquake and the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

    1. Supporting Reconstruction Through Art and Culture
    2. Actions for Cultural Properties
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