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NHK has learned that a survey by a Japanese research institute shows national treasures or important cultural assets at 656 locations across the country are at high risk from flooding or landslides in the event of heavy rain. The chief researcher at the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Takata Yuichi, surveyed properties at 2,585 locations listed in the Cultural Affairs Agency's database, using the Geographic Information System and the land ministry's hazard maps.
In a move that could ripple across both art and AI communities worldwide, Japan has declared that using datasets for training AI models doesn't violate copyright law. This decision means that model trainers can gather publicly available data without having to license or secure permission from the data owners.
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) is hosting each year a forum to discuss the current and important themes in the field of arts & culture. This year’s forum will focus on the value and potential that arts & culture bring to our cities.
To help the local copyright owners protect their work, the Japanese government has launched a new portal to educate them on how to take the infringers down.
The International Conference on Open Access to Culture 2022 will run from 28 June to 7 July and is a 'platform from which to learn to realise a symbiotic, complementary society through the arts and culture.'
Talents Tokyo, also known as TT, 13th time this year, is the talent development and networking program and will bring together in Tokyo maximum 15 upcoming promising filmmakers and producers from East Asia and Southeast Asia.