Monday, October 1, 2018

The Agency for Cultural Affairs has reformed its organizational structure to embark on a new start from October 1st. Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Ryohei Miyata, MEXT Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, and Deputy Commissioners Tsukasa Nakaoka and Yoshinori Murata attended the signboard unveiling ceremony for the new agency.

A new symbol mark for the agency was also unveiled, chosen among 1,420 applications sent in from the public.

Minister Hayashi said the agency must brace itself more than ever before, taking leadership in the fields of culture and arts which will become increasingly important for Japan.
Hayashi voiced his expectations for the new agency which will also be responsible for coordinating between the office in Kyoto and other ministries in Tokyo.

Commissioner Miyata shared his thoughts on the new agency, showing his eagerness to strive to disseminate Japan’s amazing culture to the world, from both Tokyo and Kyoto.