Cultural Affairs Agency's move from Tokyo to Kyoto postponed

National Feb 14, 2020

Cultural Affairs Agency's move from Tokyo to Kyoto postponed

The central government and Kyoto authorities Thursday approved a delay in the relocation of the Cultural Affairs Agency from Tokyo to Kyoto from the original schedule of before March 2022. Construction work at the new site in the city is taking longer than expected due ...

National Jan 14, 2016

Government eyes transfer of two agencies' functions to prefectures

Some functions within the Cultural Affairs Agency and Consumer Affairs Agency could be relocated to Kyoto and Tokushima prefectures, respectively, under a government plan to be finalized in March, sources said. Officials representing both agencies and local governments will discuss details later this month, including ...

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

Culture Jul 13, 2008

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

by Edan Corkill

It's a fact that has long puzzled devotees and plain old tourists alike. Japan's manga and anime arts have been wowing the world for more than a decade, and yet the national government still hasn't got around to setting up a proper museum for ...