About PANJ

Performing Arts Network Japan(PANJ)is a bilingual Japanese and English Website dedicated to disseminating information about the stimulating and diverse Japanese performing arts scene. And, with an eye to the international performing arts scene, each month we will also introduce presenters who are currently active on the international stage.

The Japan Foundation has previously published English language introductions to drama and dance artists in Theater Japan (1989 and 1993), and an organized survey of the genres of contemporary theater, contemporary dance, butoh, contemporary music, and popular music, in Performing Arts Now in Japan (1995). We also presented the most up-to-date information on the Japan Performing Arts Net Website during 1997-2003 to provide a view of trends in Japanese performing arts.

We sincerely hope that these efforts and this project of Performing Arts Network Japan will contribute to the promotion of international exchange in the performing arts.

  • Published by the Japan Foundation
  • April 2024 onwards
  • Editor in chief: Natsume Date
  • Before March 2023
  • Edited by Institute for The Arts
  • Editor in chief: Eiko Tsuboike
  • English translation: Robert Reed

About the Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s only Institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.
Through“Culture”,“Language”and“Dialogue,”we create opportunities to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding.

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