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Exploring Arts and Culture

A theater city where the community is one big stage and everyone’s a star

What Is an International Arts and Culture City?

In May 2014, a private institute survey labeled Toshima City as the only one among the Tokyo’s twenty-three core cities that might disappear. Taking this caution to heart, the city drew up a new platform to promote growth as a sustainable development city based on four main pillars:

  • Female-friendly community creation
  • Aging society initiatives
  • Coexistence with regional districts
  • Japan’s leading power

The driving force behind our International City of Arts and Culture vision is to excel as an influential Japanese community on the strength of solid culture. The formula for this transition is to marshal the cultural diversity nurtured in Toshima to date, emerging as a full-fledged international city that captivates the world’s attention.