TOP ABOUT JPTCA
Seventy-seven years have passed since the end of World War II, and as Japanese society has matured, people have come to share a common understanding of the need to break away from the supremacy of economic growth and materialism. When we think about where to look for a vision for the future of our country, and what new image of Japan we should present to the world, we believe that it lies in art and culture. With this in mind, the Association has been actively engaged in artistic and cultural activities, focusing on cultural activities related to transportation.
The Association was established in 1948 by TAKI Fujitaro, a journalist who presided over a railroad magazine, with the aim of contributing to the culture of transportation, and was renamed the “Traffic Culture Exhibition” in 2001. Every autumn, the exhibition is held in public spaces such as JR Ueno Station, downtown of Tokyo, providing an opportunity for people from all over Japan to see outstanding works of photography and haiku. We also have two scholarship programs. Since its establishment in 1968, the “Takifuji Foundation” has provided scholarship to a total of about 1,900 students who are children of railroad workers. Another scholarship, the International TAKIFUJI Art Award, launched in 1980, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019.
For the further development of art and culture, we are focusing on public art. Installing art in public spaces and increasing the opportunities for people to be naturally exposed to art and culture is also important in aiming for a more comfortable society. In 2000, we compiled a report on culture called “Proposal regarding the Promotion of Public Art” and presented it to experts in the fields of politics, finance, and art.
Based on the above ideas, we will continue to move forward steadily. I would like to ask for your understanding, support, and cooperation in our activities.
|Organization Name||JAPAN TRAFFIC CULTURE ASSOCIATION|
|Established||September 30, 1948|
|Location||Tokyo Takarazuka Bldg., 1-3, Yurakucho 1-chome,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006
|Director General||TAKI Hisao||Chairman & Founder, NKB Inc.
Chairman of the board & Founder, Gurunavi, Inc.
|Administrators||AIHARA Kazuyuki||Deputy Director, International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo, Institutes for Advanced Study|
|HIBINO Katsuhiko||President, Tokyo University of the Arts|
|KUMA Kengo||Special Professor, The University of Tokyo|
|MUROFUSHI Kimiko||Professor Emeritus, Ochanomizu University|
|UMEZAKI Hisashi||Advisor Emeritus, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.|
|Executive Director||NISHIKAWA Megumi||Trustee of Japan French House,Public Interest Incorporated Association|
|Inspectors||ISHIADA Yoshio||Advisor, JR‐East Personnel Service||OSUGA Yorihiko||Advisor, Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.|
|Chairman||MATSUURA Koichiro||The eighth Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)|
|Trustees||Bernard DELMAS||Senior Advisor, Michelin Group
Outside Director, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
|KATO Akiko||Executive Director, Japan Future Leaders School
President, AFS Intercultural Programs
|HARADA Kazuyuki||Chairman of the Board & Representative Director, Keikyu Corporation|
|NEZU Yoshizumi||President & Representative Director, Tobu Railway Co., LTD.|
|NOMOTO Hirofumi||Chairman of the Board & Representative Director, Tokyu Corporation|
|YAMAKI Toshimitsu||Advisor, Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.|
|TAKI Hiroko||President & Representative Director, Pandanet Inc.|
|TOYA Takayuki||President & Representative Director, NKB Inc.|
|Advisors||MIYATA Ryohei||Metal Craft Artist
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts
|NOYORI Ryoji||Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency|
(as of July 1, 2022)