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Figures from the performing arts world visiting Japan from October-December, 2006
 Invited visitor: Mr. Yavol DIMITROV
Country: Bulgaria
Position: Director, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Visit dates: Oct. 16-30
Purpose of visit: Mr. Dimitrov will visit Japanese music institutions and music schools to talk with people in the music establishment with the aim of building a foundation for musical exchange between Japan and Bulgaria. He will also observe the management and operating methods of Japanese arts institutions and attend music events.

Invited visitor: Dr. Maria Victoria GARCIA DE CRUZ
Country: Colombia
Position: Chairperson, Cali Culture Association
Visit dates: Oct. 26-Nov. 9
Purpose of visit: Ms. Garcia de Cruz will visit Japanese cultural institutions (theaters, concert halls, art museums, other museums, etc.) to talk with and exchange opinions with their representatives with the aim of building a foundation for further musical exchange between Japan and Colombia. She will also be deepening her understanding of Japanese traditional and contemporary culture.