Shunichi Tokura selected as 2018 Person of Cultural Merits

Shunichi Tokura 2018

On November 5th, Japanese composer, CIAM Executive Committee member, APMA Chairperson and JASRAC Executive Adviser Shunichi Tokura received one of the highest awards in culture presented by the Japanese government to an individual. The Person of Cultural Merits award was given to Shunichi Tokura for his longtime achievements and contribution to popular music, and advocacy for better copyright protection around the world.

The award ceremony was organised by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. Shunichi Tokura was invited to the Imperial Palace and congratulated by Emperor Akihito.