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1966Jun.27 National Theatre Law promulgated
Jul.1 National Theatre Special Public Corporation founded
Nov.1 National Theatre opens (Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
1979 Mar.22 National Engei Hall opens (Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
1983 Sep.15 National Noh Theatre opens (Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
1984 Mar.20 National Bunraku Theatre opens (Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
1989 Apr.1 Partial amendment of the National Theatre Law goes into effect (add modern performing arts to duties)
1990 Mar.30 Partial amendment of the National Theatre Law goes into effect (assistance to cultural and artistic activities added to duties, Japan Arts Fund established, National Theatre redesignated as Japan Arts Council, a special public corporation)
1997 Oct.10 New National Theatre, Tokyo, opens (Honmachi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Nov.1 Stage Set and Design Centre opens (Toyosatodai, Choshi-shi, Chiba Prefecture)
2002 Dec.13 Japan Arts Council Law promulgated
2003 Mar.19 Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre opens (on the grounds of the National Theatre)
Oct.1 Organization redesignated an independent administrative institution
1st Mid-Term Objective Period (Odtober 2003-March 2008) starts
2004 Jan.18 National Theatre Okinawa opens (Jitchaku, Urasoe-shi, Okinawa)
2008 Apr.1 2nd Mid-Term Objective Period (April 2008-March 2013) starts
2009 Apr.1 Among projects run on Grants for Culuture and Arts Promotion from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, those related to arts groups were placed under the Japan Arts Council
2013 Apr.1 3rd Mid-Term Objective Period (April 2013-March 2018) starts