General Information

Suntory Foundation for the Arts was founded in September 2009 to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Suntory's founding. The foundation's mission is to uncover new globally significant aesthetic expressions informed by a unique Japanese sensibility toward beauty and art that has been cultivated for generations and introduce them to a global audience, as well as to seek ways of creating and expressing new values in art and music with the goal of sharing these values with the global community in the 21st century.

Overview of the Foundation

Name Suntory Foundation for the Arts
Address P.O.Box 509, Ark Mori Bldg 19F, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-6019, Japan
Phone 03-3582-1355
Official web site http://suntory.jp/SFA
Fiscal year April 1 to March 31
Objective Promotion of music and fine arts
Main activities Organizing concerts, exhibitions and awards, providing grants, publishing

Councilors, Directors, AuditorsAs of April 2024

Councilors Nobutada Saji (Chairman of the Board of Councilors) Chairman of Suntory Holdings Ltd.
Shinichiro Ikebe Composer, Professor Emeritus of the Tokyo College of Music
Nobuyoshi Otani Honorary Chairman of Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Tomohisa Sakai Senior Corporate Advisor of Suntory Holdings Ltd.
Shuji Takashina Art Historian,
Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo,
Director of the Western art promotion foundation
Yasuhisa Toyota Acoustic Designer
Nobuhiro Torii Executive Vice President of Suntory Holdings Ltd.
Koichi Nezu President and Chair of the Executive Board of Nezu Museum
Ichiro Nodaira Composer, Concert Pianist, Concert Hall Shizuoka Artistic Director
President & Professor at the Tokyo College of Music
Directors Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Director General)President of Suntoryhall, Cellist
Shingo Torii (Director General) President at the Suntory Museum of Art, Vice Chairman of Suntory Holdings Ltd.
Tetsu Tanaka (Managing Director) CSR Division Senior General Manager of Suntory Holdings Ltd.
Morihide Katayama Professor at the Keio University
Kengo Kuma Architect
Motoaki Kono Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo
Miyuki Shiraishi Professor at the Musashino Art University
Junichi Takeuchi Professor Emeritus of the Tokyo University of the Arts
Yuko Tanaka Professor Emeritus of the Hosei University
Seiji Choki Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo
Yuji Numano Professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music
Auditors Masaaki Suzuki Certified public accountant
Motohiro Mibu Senior Advisor of Mori Building Co., LTD.