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The New National Theatre Foundation Appoints a New President

On March 31, 2011, Toyama Atsuko stepped down as president of the New National Theatre as her term came to an end.
It is our pleasure to announce that the New National Theatre Foundation held its first board meeting of FY2011 today, and by a unanimous vote appointed Fukuchi Shigeo to serve as the new president.
His term will run from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2013.

Fukuchi Shigeo

Born: June 1934

March 1957  Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University

April 1957   Joined Asahi Breweries Ltd.

Jan. 1999    President, Asahi Breweries Ltd.

Jan. 2002    Chair, Asahi Breweries Ltd.

April 2002   President, Asahi Beer Arts Foundation

March 2006   Advisor, Asahi Breweries Ltd.

April 2006   Retired from Asahi Beer Arts Foundation

April 2007   President, Association for Corporate Support of the Arts

Nov. 2007   Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space

Jan. 2008   Retired from post as Advisor, Asahi Breweries Ltd.

Jan. 2008    President, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Jan. 2011    Retired from NHK

Jan. 2011    Resumed post as Advisor, Asahi Breweries Ltd.