Establishment of the Creative Industries Promotion Office
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) established the “Creative Industries Promotion Office” under the Manufacturing Industries Bureau on June 8, 2010. This section will plan and implement inter-ministerial measures to promote cultural industries (or creative industries, such as design, animation, fashion and movies) as a strategic sector for Japan. The office will implement measures to facilitate these industries’ overseas expansion, disseminate relevant information in Japan and abroad, and develop human resources.
1. The government’s “New Growth Strategy” and “Industrial Structure Vision 2010” expect that Japan’s cultural industries, such as design, animation, fashion and movies will become a strategic sector that drives the nation’s future economic growth.
2. Under the single, long-term concept of “Cool Japan,” the Creative Industries Promotion Office will promote these cultural industries in cooperation with the private sector by facilitating their overseas expansion and human resource development.
3. More specifically, as a section within METI dedicated to measures to promote cultural industries, the Creative Industries Promotion Office will work with related ministries and Japanese/foreign private organizations to plan and implement inter-ministerial measures, such as helping these industries cultivate overseas markets, disseminating relevant information in Japan and abroad by hosting domestic and international events, and developing creative human resources through collaboration with universities and human resource matching programs.
June 8, 2010
Division in Charge
Creative Industries Promotion Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau
|Cool Japan / Creative Industries Policy|