The International Foundation for Arts and Culture


Chairman: Haruhisa Handa

Artist Extraordinaire and Philanthropist; Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia with the rank of Senior Minister; Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia; Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Fukuoka; Chancellor and Professor of University of Cambodia; Professor at the Institute for Japanese Culture Studies, Zhejiang Gongshang University in China; Professor of vocal music at Ariake College of Education and the Arts, Japan; Chairman of the Asia Economic Forum; President of the Board, Kyowa Foundation; Director of the Japan Forum on International Relations; Director of the Indo-Japanese Association.

Vice Chairman: Junnosuke Watanabe

Shite (Protagonist actor) of the Hosho School of Noh Theatre. Holder of important intangible cultural property.

Director: Akira Kobayashi

Japan's famous movie actor/singer. Certified professional golfer by Japan FOS-Golf School Instructor's Association and Japan Instructor ProGolf Association.

Director: Shinichiro Kurimoto

Former member of the House of Representatives. Special Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture. President of the Japan-Kirghyz Cultural and Historical Research Center.

Director: Tomiko Kohjiba

Professor, Tokyo College of Music; Lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts; Director, Japan Society for Contemporary Music; Director, Japan Solfege Research Association Council; Councilor, Piano Teachers' National Association of Japan; Akutagawa Composition Prize; Martin Beck Award.

International Executive Director: Midori Miyazaki

Serves as International Executive Director of Worldwide Support For Development; Tokyo Art Foundation; International Sports Promotion Society in Japan and other boards internationally.

International Honorary Chairman: His Royal Highness Samdech Norodom Sirivudh

Privy Council to His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni; Member of the Constitutional Council; Former Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia.

Vice Chairman: Yoshinobu Kuribayashi

Professor emeritus at Tokyo College of Music. Former Chairman of the board of directors of Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation. Recipient of the Purple Ribbon Medal of Japan and Imperial Award of the Japan Art Academy. Member of the Japan Art Academy.

Honorary Chairman: Shizuka Kamei

Former Minister of Transport; Former Minister of Construction; Former Minister of State for Special Missions; Former (Cabinet Office) Minister of Financial Services Postal Reform President of the People's New Party.

Director: Manjiro Tatsumi

Director of Yuai Foundation. Member of Noh Association. Holder of important intangible cultural property. Shite of the Hosho School of Noh Theatre.

Director: Naoto Otomo

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Permanent Conductor. Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Laureate. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Music Director. Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra, Music Advisor.

Director: Shuhei Koyama

Director of Deutsche Securities Inc.; Former Vice President in Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Tokyo.

Secretary General and Director: Noboru Takahashi

Secretary General and Director of International Foundation For Arts And Culture, International Sports Promotion Society and multiple organisations. Produces, executes and manages close to 100 events annually in various fields, including golf tournaments, classical and rock concerts, exhibitions, international conferences and other major international events. He is also a certified architect.