Yoshikazu Fujimoto and Chieko Kojima were named as "Japan Cultural Envoys from the Agency for Cultural Affairs" and will both be dispatched abroad in 2013.
The Agency for Cultural Affairs names artists, persons of culture, researchers, and people related to culture as "Japan Cultural Envoys" for a fixed period, and sends them to various places abroad to introduce Japanese culture, improve the image of Japanese culture, and create a network for people of culture and artists.
Next year from January 20th through February 20th, Yoshikazu Fujimoto will be dispatched to China and Chieko Kojima to Spain, where they will spend a month holding workshops and demonstrations, etc.
Dispatch Destination: China / Beijing Japan Culture Center, Yulin Center, etc
Dispatch Destination: Spain / Gelabert Azzopardi Company of Dance, Japan Culture Center, etc