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02 Jul 2020 - 02 Jul 2020

Livecast from Tokyo on impact of coronavirus on cultural sector

On Thursday, 2 July 2020, at 14:00 (CEST) a LIVECAST will be broadcasted about the capital of Japan: Tokyo, in the 'Infected Cities' series organised by DutchCulture. What is the impact of the coronavirus on Tokyo during what was to be the Olympic year? How do art and culture professionals respond to the crisis? And what is their future outlook?

The COVID-19 pandemic has an enormous impact worldwide. While it is clear that everyone is affected by this pandemic, the impact is certainly not the same for different countries, continents, cities and different groups of people. Together with Pakhuis de Zwijger, DutchCulture has created an online series of LIVECASTS about how nine metropolises worldwide are dealing with the current pandemic.

During the series 'Infected Cities' we will hear from different experts about the current situation in the concerned city. The highlight will be on artists and creatives with a connection to the Netherlands. They will provide an insight into their daily works and explain how they commit to make an impact.

The speakers are Tomoko Mukaiyama (pianist, visual artist and director), Kjeld Duits (journalist and photographer), Tak Umezawa (Director of the Japan Nighttime Economy Association – JNEA), Meiro Koizumi (artist), Yoshie Ota (Chief Curator Spiral/Wacoal Art Center), Olivier Fabre, (Associate Pride House Tokyo) and Koen Klinkers (Architect and General Manager for BEE Enterprises). There will be a live performance by hip hop duo LIONSTORM

Read more about the programme and watch the episode on Thursday at 14:00 (CEST) via our website.