The Agency for Cultural Affairs implements a variety of policies on the promotion of culture and the arts in order to enhance Japan’s “Power of Culture.”

 To that end, it helps to foster artists and related personnel to nurture artistic activities. At the same time, it promotes regional culture, the preservation and utilization of cultural properties such as national treasures and historic sites, international cultural exchange, copyright protection and exploitation of works, the improvement and spread of the Japanese language, and Japanese classes for foreigners.

 It also does work related to religion.

Agency for Cultural Affairs

(Office for Public Relations and Press, Management and Coordination Division, Minister's Secretariat)