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Second Tokyo Poetry Festival and Sixth World Haiku Association Conference 2011 (TPF2&WHAC6 2011)
Executive Committee Charter (November 11, 2010)

1. Name
The official name for the committee shall be the Second Tokyo Poetry Festival and Sixth World Haiku Association Conference 2011 Executive Committee, and the abbreviated name shall be the TPF2&WHAC6 2011 Executive Committee.
2. Charter
  In light of the results from the Tokyo Poetry Festival 2008 and the ten year track record of the World Haiku Association Conference, this committee is organized in order to hold the Second Tokyo Poetry Festival and Sixth World Haiku Association Conference 2011 (hereinafter referred to as "TPF2&WHAC6 2011") as an international poetry festival in Tokyo.
TPF2&WHAC6 2011 conveys the three genres of Japanese poetry, tanka, and haiku to the world, while also inviting poets from overseas. By doing so, the interaction of Japanese and overseas poetry produces fresh inspiration, and serves as a creative opportunity to elevate the poetry cultures of Japan and the world.
1) Background to and Purpose of the Establishment
Backed by a long history, Japanese poetry came to be a literature with distinctive styles that include poems, tanka, and haiku, and which breathes live into our contemporary lives. Making poets from around the world aware of this rich poetic spirit will contribute enormously to spreading awareness of Japanese culture throughout the world.
Yet at the same time, being exposed to recitations from poets who are active at the forefront around the world and coming into direct contact with their spirit will undoubtedly bring about fresh inspiration for poets of Japanese poetry, tanka, and haiku.
International exchanges for poets have traditionally been carried out in a manner whereby a limited number of people are invited to overseas poetry festivals. But 2005's Euro-Japan Poetry Festival in Tokyo and 2008's Tokyo Poetry Festival 2008, as well as the World Haiku Association Conference-which has been held five times, including overseas-made clear the significance of holding poetry festivals in Japan. In carrying on with their results and track record, we would like to look toward the future of poetry as exchanges with different regions, including the West and Asia outside of the West.
We will hold the Second Tokyo Poetry Festival and Sixth World Haiku Association Conference 2011 in the world famous city of Tokyo with the hope of both raising Japanese poetry's presence and furthering its development.
2) Content of Activities
・ Decide on the dates to hold the festival (September 09-11 2011. Meiji University's Liberty Hall, etc.)
・ Secure the number of personnel needed to hold the festival, and organize and manage them.
・ Procure the funding needed to hold the festival.
・ Secure the venues and so on needed to hold the festival.
・ Carry out publicity activities.
・ Compile the results.
3. Burden of Membership Fees and Operating Costs
As a general rule the activities will be on a volunteer-basis, and the necessary expenses will be covered by contributions and entrance fees on the days of the festival.
4. Organization
 1) Director: Ban'ya Natsuishi (Real name: Masayuki Inui, Professor at Meiji University and Director of the World Haiku Association)
 2) Deputy Directors: Chuei Yagi, Masayuki Tamura
 3) Executive Committee Officers: Hideki Ishikura, Sayumi Kamakura, Takako Arai
 4) Backing / Cooperation: EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, etc.
 5) Secretariat: Hideki Ishikura, World Haiku Association Commissioner
3-15-3 Sakuragaoka, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 156-0054 Japan
5. Promoters
Ban'ya Natsuishi, Chuei Yagi, Masayuki Tamura, Hideki Ishikura


(C)Tokyo Poetry Festival 2011 Executive Committee