NHK交響楽団
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

 

NHKSO Outline

Name

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

 

Chairman

Tamaki Imai

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Born in 1953

1976
Joined NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
News Section, Broadcasting Division, Tohoku Headquarters
1981
Reporter (Politics), News Centre, News Department
1993
Attached to Washington Bureau
1996
Reporter (Politics), News Reporting Centre, News Department
2002
Executive Reporter, News Department
2006
Controller (Editing), News Department
2008
Managing Director, NHK
2012
Joined NHK Enterprises, Inc., Executive Controller
Executive Managing Director, NHK Enterprises Inc.
2013
President & CEO, NHK Enterprises, Inc.
2016
Chairman, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

 

 

Location

2-16-49 Takanawa, Minato-ku Tokyo
TEL: 03-5793-8111

 

Established

1941.4.27.

1926.10.5
New Symphony Orchestra(Formed as a private organization)
1942.4.27
Japan Symphony Orchestra (Established as an incorporated foundation)
1951.8.1
NHK Symphony Orchestra (Renamed)
2010.4.1
Became a public interest incorporated foundation

 

Permanent property

30 million yen

 

Total income

3,000 million yen

 

Employees
(as of March 31, 2017)

133
(Musicians: 101 / Office staff: 21 / Non-regular employees: 11)

 

Under the supervision of

The Cabinet Office

 

Purpose

To augment Japan’s music and artistic standard through symphonic music performances and to achieve its social and cultural mission

 

Operations

1. Concerts on radio and television

2. Concerts for the public

3. Research and facilities management for concerts

4. Publishing orchestra magazines

5. Managing activities to pursue its goals

 

Executives
(as of July 20, 2017)

Chairman
Tamaki Imai
Deputy Chairman
Shigeo Mori
General Director
Shinya Karakida
Nonexecutive Director
Naoki Aikawa
Nonexecutive Director
Yukako Uchinaga
Nonexecutive Director
Tomoyuki Okada
Nonexecutive Director
Keiji Kimura
Nonexecutive Director
Kunihiko Saito
Nonexecutive Director
Masami Zeniya
Nonexecutive Director
Hiroaki Dan
Nonexecutive Director
Mamoru Mohri
Nonexecutive Auditor
Ken Ashida
Nonexecutive Auditor
Hirohiko Goto
Councillor
Yuji Itano
Councillor
Tatsuhiko Inoue
Councillor
Ryoichi Ueda
Councillor
Toshiaki Egashira
Councillor
Bin Ebisawa
Councillor
Kenichi Suzuki
Councillor
Fumi Dan
Councillor
Akio Maeda
Councillor
Satoshi Miura
Councillor
Koki Morinaga
Councillor
Hitoshi Yamaguchi

 

Concert venue for subscription concerts

NHK Hall & Suntory Hall

 

Corporate Membership
(as of March 31, 2017)

with special support of
Iwatani Corporation / Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. / East Japan Railway Company / Mizuho Bank, Ltd. / Shibuya Scholarship Foundation
with special assistance of
BMW Group Japan / Lufthansa German Airlines /
United Airlines, Inc. / All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. / H. Matuso Musical Instruments Co., Ltd. / Yamaha Corporation / Palace Hotel Co., Ltd.

 

Subscribers
(as of March 31, 2017)

9,396

 

Association with NHK

The NHK Symphony Orchestra endeavors to raise and further develop Japan’s music and artistic standard by performing symphonic music in cooperation with NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation) by participating in NHK’s broadcast programs as well as performing concerts for the general public, for which NHK granted a subsidy of 1.4 billion yen in 2016.