Appointment of the President
of the New National Theatre Foundation (NNTF)

Please be advised that President Misumi Tetsuo’s term of office expired on March 31, 2005, and that on April 1 the NNTF held its first Board of Directors Meeting for 2005, at which Toyama Atsuko was elected President through a mutual vote of the Board’s members. The term of office of the new President will be from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2008.

Profile of Toyama Atsuko
March 1962 Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tokyo
April 1962 Entered the Ministry of Education
June 1988 Director-General of the Cultural Affairs Department at the Agency for Cultural Affairs
April 1989 Deputy Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
July 1992 Director-General of the Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education
July 1994 Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
June 1996 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Turkey
April 2000 Director-General of the National Museum of Western Art
April 2001 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
April 2004 Visiting Professor, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation