Culture City of East Asia
In 2014, in an agreement reached at a meeting among the ministers of culture of Japan, China, and Korea, the Culture Cities of East Asia initiative was born.
From among the cities in Japan, China, and Korea that are aiming to develop their ties through culture and the arts, one city in each country is chosen, each year and a variety of cultural and artistic events are held.
In this way mutual understanding within East Asia can be deepened, and the ability to internationally promote the diverse culture of the region is strengthened.
In addition, the cities chosen as Culture Cities of East Asia also aim to use the implementation of the project as an opportunity on a continuous basis by taking advantage of their distinguishing cultural characteristics in order to promote culture, the arts, creative industries, and tourism.
|Regarding the Culture Cities of East Asia (from the website of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs)|