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The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan Symposium: Regional Cultural Creation and Theaters and Concert Halls

Talk event

10.14, 2019

The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan, which brings together around 50 theaters and concert halls all over Japan, promotes partnerships and information- sharing about in-house projects, training, co-productions, and subsidy systems in accordance with the Theater Law. Following the establishment of the Agency for Cultural A airs’ Headquarters for Vitalizing Regional Cultures in Kyoto in autumn 2016, this symposium serves as an opportunity for participants to exchange opinions on the role of theaters and concert halls in relation to regional promotion and vitalization.

Sohachi Yamaguchi (Agency for Cultural Affairs, Headquarters for Vitalizing Regional Cultures)
Yoshiki Nakamura (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre)
Yusuke Hashimoto (ROHM Theatre Kyoto / Kyoto Experiment)
Shigeyuki Matsuura (Deputy Director and Business Section Manager, Mie Cultural Center)
Yuichiro Yoshida (Kinosaki International Arts Center)
Masayoshi Yahagi (Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT / Chairman, The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan)


October 14th (Mon) 11:00-13:00


Foyer, 1F South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto 13 Okazakisaishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
※10 minutes’ walk from Higashiyama Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line).

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Ticket Prices

Free (reservation required)
Reserve from The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan website:


Japanese only

Presented by

The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan

Co-presented by

Kyoto Experiment

In cooperation with

ROHM Theatre Kyoto Supported by The Association of Public Theaters and Halls in Japan, Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations


Sohachi Yamaguchi

Leader, Lifestyle Culture & Art Group, Headquarters for Vitalizing Regional Cultures, Agency for Cultural Affairs. After working at Tokushima University from 1987, Sohachi Yamaguchi joined the Japan Arts Council in 1991 and then, from 1993, the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Following positions dealing with arts and culture, cultural properties, and independent administrative institutions, he took up his present role in 2017.

Yoshiki Nakamura

Vice Chair and Music Department Chair, Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. Producing a range of concerts at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan from 2002, Yoshiki Nakamura was greatly influenced by the late Akira Miyoshi, the then-director of the hall, regarding approaches to producing and organizing music events. He currently works for Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. He started co-producing opera in 2009 and has to date served as producer for eight operas. He also actively works to foster partnerships with other theaters and concert halls around Japan.

Yusuke Hashimoto

Born in 1976 in Fukuoka. He began theatre activities in 1997 while studying at Kyoto University. After establishing the Hashimoto Performing Arts Production Office in 2003, he has been active as a producer of contemporary theatre and dance performances and also worked on the Contemporary Theater Program for Kyoto Art Center. After founding Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto’s first international performing arts festival, in 2010, he has been the program director of the festival ever since. Since 2013, he has been the director of the Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM). Since January 2014, he has been the program director of ROHM Theatre Kyoto.

Shigeyuki Matsuura

Vice Director and Manager, Mie Center for the Arts.
Following a career in the private sector at financial institutions and elsewhere, Shigeyuki Matsuura joined the Mie Cultural Promotion Foundation in 2000. After a period at its general affairs department, he moved to the Mie Fine Arts Center section in 2007. He took up his present position in 2009. Since his transfer, he oversees both general operations and theater programming.

Yuichiro Yoshida

Program Director, Kinosaki International Arts Center.
Yuichiro Yoshida was born in Asago, Hyogo Prefecture, in 1979. After graduating university, he worked as a coordinator for Tokyo Wonder Site, Festival/Tokyo, and elsewhere. He took up his present position in April 2015, where he is involved in year-round planning and programming, including selecting the resident artists and overseeing performances organized by the center.

Masayoshi Yahagi

Born in 1965 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Masayoshi Yahagi started working at Setagaya Public Theatre in April 1998. He then took up a position as chief production coordinator for the Toyohashi Cultural Foundation in April 2012, overseeing the opening of Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT. From April 2015, he was an arts and culture producer and, from February 2019, he became chair of the Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan.