Culture City of East Asia 2019 Toshima Message from the Committee Chairman (Mayor of Toshima City)


The leading role in Culture City of East Asia 2019 Toshima will be played by the residents of Toshima. Many of the residents will not only appreciate this project, they will also be participating as creators. In addition, by offering programs in which children can easily participate, we are fostering the next generation of talent with an international awareness.

Toshima City has attracted attention as a center of manga and anime distribution. We are also launching enticing new projects and Japan-China-Republic of Korea (ROK) exchange programs together with the performing arts and traditional performances that are especially popular in Toshima. Incorporating perspectives of cultural exchange, we are promoting the coexistence of multiple cultures, including those of Chinese and South Korean Toshima City residents.

Moreover, the numerous facilities completed in 2019 will be remembered forever as part of the Project Commemorating the Hosting of Culture City of East Asia 2019 Toshima.
Toshima City now welcomes the arrival of one of our greatest opportunities.

In 2019, we will realize a “thrilling, lively culture” by creating a festive atmosphere with the participation of all of Toshima in the projects held in different parts of the city throughout the year. I ask all of our city’s residents and those involved in this project for their understanding and cooperation.

Yukio Takano
Chairman (Mayor of Toshima City)
Culture City of East Asia 2019 Toshima Executive Committee