ASSITEJ World Congress 2020 Head Office


208 Tensho Office,2-13-4 Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Japan

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What is MIRAI Fes?

All our Futures: Children and Culture

Together we shall actualize an inclusive society where “no one is left behind” (cited from SDGs), filling the gaps for opportunities of children and young people to participate in cultural life and the arts, and there shall be no cultural discrimination or exclusion.

Outline of the event

There are the number of Audiences and Participants coming this Festival.

Festival and ASSITEJ World Congress in Tokyo

Dates: May 14 to May 24, 2020

Venues: National Theatre(Opening Session),  New National Theatre(Closing session), Tokyo, Metropolitan Theatre, etc.

Festival in Japan

Dates: April 29 to June 7, 2020

Place: Held all over the country. Information will be updated in due course.


There are many programs children encounter culture and arts and enrich their sense.

◆International Festival, ◆Workshop, ◆Symposium,

◆World Congress, ◆Multicultural Conference, ◆Special Events

ASSITEJ World Congress

ASSITEJ holds their World Congress every 3 years to establish the working plan for the next 3 years. An international festival is also organised to present a selection of the world’s most outstanding works in theatre for children and young people. It is the most important event for ASSITEJ and those who are involved in theatre for young audiences. Every year between two World Congresses, ASSITEJ holds an Artistic Gathering which focuses on artistic exchange.

The 19th ASSITEJ World Congress which took place in 2017 in South Africa, about 2,000 people from about 70 countries participated and 63 productions from 32 countries took part in the festival. At this Congress, it was confirmed that the 20th ASSITEJ World Congress in 2020 will be organised in Tokyo, Japan

What is ASSITEJ?

ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) is a global organisation for the performing arts for children and young people which was founded in 1965 in Paris. The members of ASSITEJ are national centres, professional networks and individuals across more than 100 countries. ASSITEJ Japan Centre joined in 1979 as the 36th country.

Uniting organisations and individuals who make theatre for children and young people, ASSITEJ is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of children and young people across the globe and advocates on behalf of all children regardless of nationality, cultural identity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. ASSITEJ brings people together so that they can share knowledge and practice within the field of theatre for children and young people in order to deepen understandings, develop practice, create new opportunities and strengthen the global sector.









About the festival logo

About logo concept

I made the motif of the bird from the image that the children's creativity will fly into the future!

The color of the bird expresses joyful, sad, fun, love, joy!

The color of the letters represents the sky and the sun.

Logo Creator's Profile

Hello! It is "Yoshito"! Favorite food is fried chicken white rice. Special skill is forgetfulness and thanks. I am creating works in various forms on the theme of “fun !!” with the help of many people helping me as they are. Published 10 picture books so far.

Benesse (Konda charenji) Production production provided to Hopp and IKEA Kohoku store. In 2018, I appeared on TEDx Shimane U as a speaker and performer. There are picture-story shows in various places from Hokkaido in the north to Yakushima in the south and Cambodia in the west!

She lives in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. Father of 3 children.

Host Organization