About The Organization

About The Organization

Corporate name 公益財団法人 ユネスコ・アジア文化センター
Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO(ACCU)
Date of establishment April 26, 1971
Location 【Tokyo】
1-32-7F Publishers Club Bldg,
Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0051 JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-5577-2851 FAX: +81-3-5577-2854

Nara Prefectural General Office
Then History, Arts and Culture Village, Cultural Property Restoration and Exhibition Building, 2F
437-3 Somanouchi-cho, Tenri-shi, Nara 632-0032 Japan
Phone: +81-743-69-5010 FAX: +81-743-69-5021
Purpose of establishment ACCU was established to implement programmes to promote human resource development and mutual exchange in the field of education and culture with countries in the Asia-Pacific, to contribute to cultural promotion and mutual understanding between Japan and countries in the region.

What is a public interest incorporated foundation?

A public interest incorporated foundation is approved by the Public Interest Commission of the Cabinet Office as an organisation that conducts activities in the public interest.


List of executives (As of 1st September 2021)

Executive Board

Representative Director, Chairman CHO Fujio Former Senior Adviser to the board, Toyota Motor Corporation
Representative Director,Director General TAMURA Tetsuo Director General, Shibuya Senior and Junior High School

Directors  (9 members)

ADACHI Naoki Special Adviser, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
OIKAWA Shoichi Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, Senior Deputy Editor-in-Chief
KANEMARU Tokuo Senior Executive Vice President and C.O.O., Kodansha Ltd.
KISO Isao President, Chiba Institute of Science and Former Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Japan to UNESCO
SUGIE Kazuo Director General, Central Council for the Promoting of Industrial Education
KOHSAKA Setsuzo Chairperson and Director General, The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation
MIKI Shigemitsu Honorary Adviser, MUFJ Bank, Ltd.
MOGI Yusaburo Honorary Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation
MORIMOTO Susumu Director, Cultural Heritage Promotion Cooperation Office, ACCU

Auditors (3 members)

OGA Masahiro President and Chief Executive Officer, Shogakukan Inc.
KOHMURA Masao Certified Public Accountant
TAMURA Toshiaki Deputy Director, Aoba Gakuen

Councilors (7 members)

IIJIMA Masao Secretary General, National Council of Prefectural Boards of Education
KURODA Kazuo Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
TAKAGIWA Itsuko Vice Principal, Shibuya Senior and Junior High School
HIGUCHI Seiichi Executive Director, Japan Book Publishers Association
FUKUSHIMA Yasushi Secretary General, Japan Private High School Foundation
MIKAMI Kazuyuki Former President, Miyagi University of Education
WATANABE Ryo Professor Emeritus, National Institute for Educational Policy Research

Advisers  (Honorary position, 11 members)

ASAI Takashi Executive Director and Secretary General, The Japan Foundation for the United Nations University
ISHIHARA Kunio Counselor, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
INOUE Masayuki President, Japan Educational Exchanges and Services
SASAKI Masamine Adviser, National Museum of Nature and Science
SATO Teiichi Honorary Director, Tokyo National Museum
SHINO Mitsuko Director General for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
SUZUKI Yuji Director-General, National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
NAKANO Ryoko Actress and Director, Will International Culture Exchange Center
NOGUCHI Noboru Advisor, National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
HAYASHI Azusa Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Belgium
MATSUURA Koichiro Former Director-General, UNESCO