The entire artist contents of the Japan Foundation’s English-language guidebook THEATER IN JAPAN: An Overview of Performing Arts and Artists has now been uploaded into the Artist Database page of this Performing Arts Network Japan website. In this archive you will find up-to-date profiles and photographs of the works of 72 performing arts companies and artists, including 53 playwrights of the Japan’s “small theater” scene, eight puppet theater groups and puppeteers, and 11 groups of performance artists. Be sure to take a look at this helpful resource.
We have also created a Topics Archive where you can view all the performing arts topics that have appeared in this website since its launch in December of 2004. To access the Topic Archive click the “Topics Archive” button on the upper right of either the Japan Topics page or the Presenter Topics page.
We have also updated our international Festival / Market Calendar.
Let us remind you that we are always soliciting information about domestic and overseas festivals and arts markets. If you wish to post information about a festival or arts market in your area contact us at performingarts[a]jpf.go.jp.