文化遺産国際協力コンソーシアム Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage JCIC-Heritage logo JCIC-Heritage

コンソーシアムについて

PARTNERS FROM ACROSS JAPAN HELPING TO SAVE IRREPLACEABLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

MISSIONS

MISSIONS

Japan’s Act on the promotion of International Cooperation for protection of Cultural Heritage Abroad was promulgated and enacted in June 2006. This law aims to have Japan expand its international cooperation activities by using the knowledge, technologies, experience, and other assets that have been amassed to protect overseas cultural heritage in danger of being damaged or lost. The Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (promotion council) was established at the same time to further facilitate cooperation in this area. Over the 10 years since then, the Consortium has created ties between and among various actors working in the field of international cooperation in cultural heritage. These actors include universities, research institutions, public organizations, organizations that support international cooperation, and private-sector aid organizations. In this way, the Consortium has contributed significantly to enhancing Japan’s international cooperation.

to CONNECT

Network building

Building an integrated network across universities, research institutions, public institutions, agencies that support international cooperation, private-sector aid organizations, and other members.

ActivitiesInformation sharing with related agencies
Subcommittee Activities

to STUDY

Research

The Consortium is collecting information and conducting research on the efforts and requests of each country with regard to international cooperation in cultural heritage and publishing information collected through field studies in reports and the database.

ActivitiesOverseas survey
Publication of reports

to CONSOLIDATE

Information collection and sharing

The Consortium is developing a database of basic information (such as expert information, results of international cooperation, and information concerning cultural heritage), and providing a Web-based system through which members can search it.

ActivitiesProject Information page
・Developing databases for members

to COMMUNICATE

Public relations and dissemination

Providing introductions to Japan’s international cooperation activities in cultural heritage online, and holding events (e.g. symposium, seminar etc.) to broadly deepening understanding of the cooperation activities and the latest trends.

ActivitiesEvents
News Headlines

mission1

to CONNECT

Network building

Building an integrated network across universities, research institutions, public institutions, agencies that support international cooperation, private-sector aid organizations, and other members.

mission2

to STUDY

Research

The Consortium is collecting information and conducting research on the efforts and requests of each country with regard to international cooperation in cultural heritage and publishing information collected through field studies in reports and the database.

mission3

to CONSOLIDATE

Information collection and sharing

The Consortium is developing a database of basic information (such as expert information, results of international cooperation, and information concerning cultural heritage), and providing a Web-based system through which members can search it.

mission4

to COMMUNICATE

Public relations and dissemination

Providing introductions to Japan’s international cooperation activities in cultural heritage online, and holding events (e.g. symposium, seminar etc.) to broadly deepening understanding of the cooperation activities and the latest trends.

ORGANIZATION

In its work related to international cooperation in cultural heritage, the Consortium achieves a structure that encompasses partners across Japan by closely cooperating on a daily basis through the sharing and discussing of the latest information on preservation of cultural heritage as well as the holding of roughly 15 meetings per year of its organizations including the Steering Committee, which represents its membership, the Subcommittee for Planning, and 6 regional subcommittees.

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HISTORY

2003 ・Panel discussion held by the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan on the promotion of international cooperation in cultural properties
2004 ・Meeting “Promotion of International Cooperation in Cultural Properties” held
2005 ・Panel discussion held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on promoting cultural diplomacy
・Alliance of Diet members formed by the Democratic Party of Japan on the promotion of international cooperation in cultural properties
2006 ・Suprapartisan panel discussion held on the Act on the Promotion of International Cooperation for Protection of Cultural Heritage Abroad
・Act on the Promotion of International Cooperation for Protection of Cultural Heritage Abroad passed by the Diet
Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage established
・Ikuo Hirayama took office as the first Chairperson
・Subcommittee for Southeast Asia and Subcommittee for West Asia established
2007 ・Basic Policy on the Promotion of International Cooperation for Protection of Cultural Heritage Abroad issued
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Notification No. 1, December 25, 2007)
・Subcommittee for East and Central Asia established
・Economic Cooperation Working Group established
2010 ・Yoshiaki Ishizawa took office as second Chairperson
2011 ・Subcommittee for Africa, Subcommittee for Latin America and Caribbean , Subcommittee for Europe established
2012 ・Myanmar Working Group established
2014 ・Basic Policy on the Promotion of International Cooperation for Protection of Cultural Heritage Abroad issued
(Second Basic Policy; Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Notification No. 1, February 21, 2014)
・Subcommittee for Southeast Asia renamed Subcommittee for Southeast Asia/South Asia
2018 ・Masanori Aoyagi took office as third Chairperson

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS(7thTerm)

Shigeo AOKI Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Masanori AOYAGI Tokyo University
Yu ASANO The Toyota Foundation
Taku IIDA National Museum of Ethnology
Takura IZUMI Kyoto University
Yasuyoshi OKADA Kokushikan University
Nobuo KAMEI Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Kazuhiko KOSHIKAWA Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Hiroshi KOMIYA Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research
Kiyohide SAITO Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara prefecture
Masahiro SAOTOME The Open University of Japan
Yuji SEKI National Museum of Ethnology
Yasushi NISHIMURA Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO(ACCU)
Shuji FUNO Nihon University
Keiji MATSUMURA Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Masako MARUI Sophia University
Yasuhisa MINO The Sumitomo Foundation
Masaaki MIYASAKO Tokyo University of the Arts
Akihiko MURATA The Japan Foundation
Kazuyuki YANO JAPAN ICOMOS National Committee
Kazuya YAMAUCHI Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Teikyo University
Kenji YOSHIDA National Museum of Ethnology
Hajime WATANABE The Mitsubishi Foundation

MEMBERSHIP

The Consortium accepts as members parties who are involved in the protection of cultural heritage. As of February 2016, it had 405 individual members. Other members include 27 research centers, foundations, and other organizational members as well as 6 student members, for a total membership of 411 individuals and 27 organizations.

ACCESS

Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage Secretariat

13-43, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8713, Japan
Located inside Independent Administrative Institution National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Tel. +81-3-3823-4841 
Fax. +81-3-3823-4027

JR Yamanote Line, 15 minutes from Ueno Station, Park Exit
JR Yamanote Line, 8minutes from Uguisudani Station, South Exit