Art + Culture

文化庁 Agency for Cultural Affairs

文化庁は、日本の文部科学省の外局の一つで、文化の振興及び国際文化交流の振興を図るとともに、宗教に関する行政事務を適切に行うことを任務とする(文部科学省設置法第18条)。 The Agency for Cultural Affairs (文化庁 bunkachō) is a special body of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It was set up in 1968 to promote Japanese arts and culture. As of April 2018, it is led by the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Ryohei Miyata.